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Orgreave with riot police in the background (© Peter Arkell)

Review: From a Rock to a Hard Place by Beverley Trounce

Mar 13, 2015 Comments Off on Review: From a Rock to a Hard Place by Beverley Trounce

I’m writing this article on March 3, 2015. Yesterday, I lost my job.

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Pride: retelling the miners’ strike in tooth and claw

Aug 21, 2014 Comments Off on Pride: retelling the miners’ strike in tooth and claw

Billy Elliot was very deliberately set against the backdrop of the mid-80s miners’ strike, one of the most notoriously bitter confrontations in recent labour history, lest you might have overlooked or forgotten that fact in the light of its airbrushing in the stage musical version.

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Mining Visions of Strife at Ilkley Film Festival

Aug 20, 2014 Comments Off on Mining Visions of Strife at Ilkley Film Festival

It’s 30 years since Yorkshire was torn apart during the year-long miners’ strike. Now that anniversary is being marked by the Ilkley Film Festival.

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Red Ladder: the next step

Aug 7, 2014 Comments Off on Red Ladder: the next step

Red Ladder might have lost all of its Arts Council funding but the Leeds-based theatre company is still standing strong.

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