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Speaking Out, Manchester Histories Festival at MMU with Bob Dickinson
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Speaking Out at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 9 June 2018, FREE - Visit now

Journalist Bob Dickinson introduces a selection from films made by the Workers Film Association, formerly based in Lucy Street, Hulme and closed since 2017. The film clips show the diversity  of the WFA’s interests, their commitment to the history of the Afro-Caribbean and South Asian communities, their response to political events of the 1980s and 90s, and the importance of many of their films as oral history. From Eddie Frow’s memories of The National Unemployed Workers Union and the Battle of Bexley Square in 1931, to Viraj Mendis speaking from inside the church where he took refuge for two years during his fight to stop the government deporting him, to Buzzcocks founder member, Pete Shelley, describing why punk rock in Manchester was so different – discover why there is a wealth of people’s history to be seen and heard in the legacy the WFA left in the care of the North West Film Archive.

This event is part of Manchester Histories Festival 2018, a long-weekender of events across Greater Manchester from 7-11 June.

Speaking Out at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

9 June 2018 2:00 pm

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