Special Screening: Peterloo with Dr Katrina Navickas
Time & Location
About the Event
2019 is the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre - an event with many similarities to our own Newport Rising of 1839. On 16th August of 1819 on St Peter's Field, Manchester, 18 men, women and children were killed and hundreds injured when cavalry charged into crowds that were demonstrating for parliamentary representation - a voice in how their lives were to be lived.
Though twenty years separated the tragic events, the fundamental struggle was the same and we are thankful for the sacrifices made by those before us for the right to vote and the living and working conditions we enjoy today.
This screening will be preceded by an informal Q&A with Dr Katrina Navickas, Reader in History and a member of the History department at the University of Hertfordshire. Dr Navickas has published widely on such topics as the Luddites, Swing rioters, Chartists, political prisoners, political clothing, and protesters' use of landscape. The Q&A session will begin at 7:00 pm in the studio at The Riverfront and last approximately 30 minutes, followed immediately by the full screening of Mike Leigh's Peterloo.
Tickets are available via Riverfront box office (Newport Live) here