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MAXINE PEAKE TO STAR AT PETERLOO COMMEMORATION EVENT
 

Star date: 5th August 2018

199TH ANNIVERSARY OF PETERLOO MASSACRE

As usual, Maxine Peake is to take part in the rally to commemorate the 199th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre on Sunday 19th August, from 1pm on the Plaza of the Manchester Convention Centre (GMex). A vast artwork from Mike Leigh's Peterloo film, in which Maxine stars, will also be unveiled, while people will be asked to participate in a tableaux photo artwork by Red Saunders.

On the actual day of the anniversary, Thursday 16th August, there will be readings of the names of those who died at Peterloo at 1pm in St Peter's Square.

Full details here...


Mike Leigh's Peterloo Red Saunders Hidden project Peterloo Rally 2017
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As people gear up for the big 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre next year with a graphic book coming out, plus other books, plays and who knows what else, this year is seeing a prelude, with Mike Leigh's Peterloo film due out in early November, and, this month, a walk, rally, commemorative reading of names and the creation of a new artwork.

The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field in Manchester on 16th August 1819, when cavalry charged thousands of unarmed peaceful democracy protesters, leaving 18 dead and hundreds injured.

On the actual day of the 199th anniversary, Thursday 16th August, at 1pm in St Peter's Square, there's a commemorative reading of the names of those who died in the Massacre, updated with significant new information from leading Peterloo historian Dr Robert Poole.

After the ceremony, a large scale piece of artwork from Mike Leigh's Peterloo, inspired by traditional Peterloo era prints, will have its first public viewing.

On Sunday 19th August, at 1pm on the Plaza of the Manchester Convention Centre (GMex) the annual mass rally will be taking place, this year organised by Greater Manchester Trades Council, with guest Maxine Peake, who always supports the event, and stars in Mike Leigh's Peterloo film. The artwork from the movie will also be on display.

At the rally, well known socialist artist, Red Saunders, will be holding an on-site open audition call for volunteers to appear in his forthcoming Peterloo tableaux, in the style of his other Hidden project historical images, recreating scenes from working class history.*

Readings and Artwork
Thursday 16th August 1pm
St Peter's Square

Peterloo Rally
Sunday 19th August 1pm
Plaza of Manchester Convention Centre

For further details see the Peterloo Memorial Campaign Facebook page -  click here

For more details of Red Saunders' Hidden project – see here


On 16th August there's also a Red Flag Walk at 11am, delving into radical Manchester history – for details see previous Salford Star article – click here

Dave wrote
at 09:18:54 on 06 August 2018
Is Maxine Peake just plugging the film with her mate Ecclestone? The Salford Star is the sort of media that types like these two, should like. A bit left wing, in touch with the local COmmmmmooooooonity,championing just causes etc, you know what I mean. I have no doubt that they read it. Why do they not comment on all the injustice that is mentioned on these pages? Do they not want to rock the boat in their efforts to put Jeremy in number 10? While they are leading their march can we set up a group of peaceful protesters like the two brothers who were forcefully kicked out of their houses up higher broughton during the ethnic cleansing there, to confront Dennett and his mates who will be there. No doubt any peaceful protests against these bolsheviks would be met with a cavalry charge of left wing thugs.
 
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