Manchester Central Library
Booking is required: Book your ticket through Eventbrite
Thu 13 Jun, Thu 11 Jul, Thu 15 Aug, 1pm – 4pm
Pay what you can – £3 / £5 / £8
Join us for relaxed screenings of the Peterloo Film every month from June – August.
The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper. Written and directed by Mike Leigh, Peterloo is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the 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. Each month we’ll be screening Mike Leigh’s Peterloo to mark 200 years since this watershed moment.
About Peterloo 2019
Peterloo 2019 is a project that is led by Manchester Histories and supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Working with key cultural organisations and communities across Greater Manchester it is delivering a programme of activity that combines public events, learning opportunities and creative exploration