“We believe historians will bracket this Government’s reforms with the constitutional transformations of the 17th and 19th centuries as times of profound and invigorating change, when power was redistributed. These last ten years have been years of progress.”—Quote of the day. From ‘Rights and responsibilities: developing our constitutional framework’. Green Paper - UK Ministry of Justice, March 2009.
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Ken Loach launches Showroom film season 23 March 2009 World famous filmmaker Ken Loach will be in Sheffield at the Showroom Cinema next week to launch a film season called ‘Marching into History’ which marks the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike. He will be in the city to show and discuss his controversial documentary ‘Which side are you on?’ followed by a question and answer session with the film’s audience. The film itself was made for ITV’s The South Bank Show in 1984 but was originally banned from being broadcast. ‘Marching into History’ has been initiated by John Cunningham, who once worked as a miner for four years and is now a senior lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, in collaboration with Showroom Cinema. Mr Cunningham said: “The idea is to give a context to something which played such a pivotal role in modern British history. The films in the season have been chosen because they give an international dimension to the life of miners and the struggles they have had to overcome and are also a tribute to the international solidarity shown to the miners during the strike.” Ken Loach said: “I am very pleased to be invited to Sheffield and talk about my film. In class terms the miners’ strike was probably the most important political event since the war. I tried everywhere to get a documentary made, rang up every kind of person who has commissioned documentaries. They all said, ‘No, we know what you’re going to do’.”
There are still some tickets available for the Ken Loach event on Monday 30 March at 6pm. Contact the Showroom to book them by visiting the website showroom.org.uk or call 0114 2757727. Tickets for the other films are also available.
“The mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood.”—Andre Breton. Mr Feastingonroadkill has been reading those Surrealist manifestos again recently. You have been warned.