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Peterloo (12A) Newport Rising
Peterloo (12A) Newport Rising

Thursday 31 October at 7pm

Tickets - £5

Part of Newport Rising Festival with Q and A

Running time – 154 minutes 

Director – Mike Leigh

Starring – Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Nico Mirallegro  

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracyrally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

 
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Date
Time
Riverfront Studio
 
31/10/2019 19:00
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