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  • Start: Wednesday 13 February - 20:00
  • Auditorium: Great Hall
  • Rating: 12a

Director: Mike Leigh

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell

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.

Running Time: 154mins

Age Rating: 12A

You can now pre-order a delicious homemade curry for just £9 in the Riverside Café ahead of the 8pm film screening.

A relaxed screening of this film will take place on Thursday 14 February at 2.30pm. For more information about what this entails, please visit our access page.