Stockport Plaza Film: Peterloo (Cert 12A)

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  • Date and time

    Friday 16 August 2019 19:30 - 21:00
  • Price

    £8, concessions £7, film club members £6
  • Location

    The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport, Sk1 1SP
  • Submitted by

    Stockport Plaza
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Description

On the 16th August 1819, the Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester took place.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the event, The Stockport Plaza sponsored by The Kaiser Trust – Supporting Education, will be hosting a screening of the epic feature film 'Peterloo' about the Massacre.

The film is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally 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 protesters 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.

You can book your tickets online or call the box office on 0161 477 7779.

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