Mike Leigh's Peterloo (12A)
Wednesday 14 August, 7:15pm FREE
Oldham Library, Greaves Street.
From acclaimed director Mike Leigh, Peterloo 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.
Before the screening, historical advisor to the film Dr Jacqueline Riding will be in conversation with Amy Concannon, Curator at Tate Britain
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By Tram (Metrolink)
You can access Oldham Town Centre via the Rochdale/East Didsbury Metrolink line, which also provides connectivity to Manchester City Centre. There are four Metrolink stops which are within walking distance of the town centre.
- Oldham King Street - 7 minutes
- Westwood - 10 minutes
- Oldham Central - 10 minutes
- Oldham Mumps - 16 minutes
To see where you can hop on a tram to Oldham, please use this map of the Metrolink network.
A wide range of bus services travel to Oldham Bus Station which provides a transport hub at the heart of the town centre. For a full list of all the busses that come into the town centre, please use this map provided by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).
J22 on the M60 and follow Oldham town centre signs on the A62
J20 on the M62 and follow Oldham town centre signs on the A627M
J22 on the M62 and follow Oldham signs on A672
Free town centre parking : You can park for free for up to 3 hours on all Council owned town centre car parks (listed below) every Saturday and Sunday. To qualify for this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you are intending to stay.
Council owned town centre car parks: Civic Centre, Waterloo Street, Southgate Street, Bow Street, Bradshaw Street, Rock Street, Tommyfield (No Return Within 3 Hours) and New Radcliffe Street
What to do:
To take advantage of this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you intend to stay. The ticket must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before you leave the car park. If you want to park for longer than 3 hours you must pay at the pay and display machine for the entire length of your stay. You can also park for up to 30 minutes on-street, seven days a week when you take a ticket from the pay and display machine.
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