Leeds United: 1974 TV play about the clothing strike (8 June)

Leeds–United! (1974)
Hyde Park Picture House
8 June, 2.30–5pm

In collaboration with curator Amy Charlesworth, Pavilion presents a screening of Leeds–United!, produced in 1974 as a BBC Play for Today that depicts an industrial dispute in the Leeds clothing trade.

Leeds–United! reconstructs a 1970 strike in which 30,000 Leeds workers, mostly women, came out for a gender-equal shilling-per-hour increase, but were controversially undermined by their own union. Written by Colin Welland, directed by Roy Battersby and featuring Lynne Perrie, Elizabeth Spriggs and Lori Wells, the film was praised for its use of Leeds locations and its handling of crowd scenes involving hundreds of locals, including many of the 1970 strikers.

The screening is organised as part of an ongoing project with Justice for Domestic Workers, a self-organised group of migrant domestic workers who campaign for their rights and welfare in the UK. In 2013 the London-based group extended its activity to Leeds.

The event will include an introduction by representatives from Justice for Domestic Workers. It is generously supported by the Hyde Park Picture House, as part of the cinema’s centenary celebrations. It is programmed as part of Hannah Festival 2014.
With thanks to the BBC and Colin Welland for making this screening possible.

Tickets: free but donations welcome.
Book online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leedsunited-1974-tickets-11737600479 or email gill@pavilion.org.uk
At: Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD

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Pavilion | 11-14 Blenheim Terrace | University of Leeds | Leeds | LS2 9JT
0113 343 2718


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