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Last updated:27 May 2016

Pit props: music, international solidarity and the 1984/85 miners' strike

Event location: WCML

Date: 14th Sep 2016

Event time: 14:00 to 15:00

Talk by Granville Williams.

A new book from the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, edited by Granville, marks the end of an era in coal mining in the UK and highlights how the year-long struggle by the miners in defence of jobs and communities still resonates today.  It focuses on the vital creative links between music, politics and protest which grew up during the strike, and on the flood of international support - money, food, toys, clothes, toiletries as well as holidays abroad - which sustained the miners and their families during that year of struggle. It also covers the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, and the current and future consequences of the lack of a coherent energy policy.

This free talk is part of our autumn Invisible Histories series. All welcome.

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