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Peterloo: Mike Leigh in conversation

Sunday 9 June 2019, 2.00PM to 3.00pm

Speaker(s): Mike Leigh

In his epic film Peterloo, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays a bloody episode in British history – the infamous Peterloo Massacre. His drama movingly depicts the important events of 16 August 1819 in Manchester, when local militia, backed up by professional cavalry, charged into a peaceful crowd who had gathered to demand democratic reform and economic redress. Join Mike as he discusses the film and its making.

Tickets availabe from May on the Festival of Ideas website. 

Location: Piazza Building, University of York

Admission: Free tickets on the Festival of Ideas website. Tickets become available in May.