Commemorate 30th anniversary of miners’ strike

Battle of Orgreave at RIO Cinema, Saturday 29 March, 2pm

RIO Cinema – 107 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB

Ticket Prices:

  • Full (£7.00 each)
  • Under 15 (£4.00 each)
  • Senior Citizen (£5.00 each) – Over 60 years old
  • Student (£5.00 each) – Valid student card
  • Under 18 (£5.00 each) – 15-17 years old
  • Disabled (£5.50 each) – Proof of disability
  • Unwaged (£5.00 each) – Proof of benefits


(An Injury to One is an Injury to all) (12A) 2pm

(UK 2001) dir. Mike Figgis 62m. Digital. Commissioned by Artangel and Channel 4, The Artangel Collection

‘The Battle of Orgreave’ was a re-enactment of one of the most violent confrontations of the 1984/85 miners strike, when police mounted a cavalry charge through the mining village of Orgreave in South Yorkshire. It was conceived by the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and produced by Artangel in 2001. The event was documented by acclaimed filmmaker Mike Figgis whose film includes footage of the re-enacted clashes, archive material from the original event, and interviews with Jeremy Deller, Tony Benn, Mac McLoughlin (a former miner and policeman who served during the strike), David Douglass of the National Union of Mineworkers, and Stephanie Gregory of the Women’s Support Group.

+ short films, speakers & discussion

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