It's 50 years since Cathy Come Home, directed by Ken Loach, was first shown on BBC1.
The play tells the story of Cathy and Reg, and their descent into poverty and homelessness. It had a massive impact at the time - and was watched by an estimated 12 million people. The charities Crisis and Shelter were both set up in the twelve months following the first showing of the film.
Ken Loach has, of course, since become well known for a series of hard-hitting films which tackle head-on the social issues of our time - most recently I, Daniel Blake.
The film will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion, hosted by Leeds Community Homes, a social enterprise that is currently running a community share offer to create more affordable housing in Leeds.
Please join us for a rare opportunity to see this film on the big screen.
Doors will open at 2pm - and the film will begin at 230pm. The panel discussion will take place immediately after the film, and will be finished by approximately 415pm.
Cathy Come Home has a PG rating.
Leeds Community Homes are very grateful to Connect Housing , Riverside, GIPSIL and BARCA who are sponsoring this free screening to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness and to support creative ways for communities to tackle the increasing housing crisis.
About Leeds Community Homes
Leeds Community Homes has been established as a Community Land Trust for Leeds - with the aim of being involved in the creation of 1000 affordable, sustainable homes in Leeds over the next ten years. LCH plans to create housing itself, whilst also supporting people in Leeds to take a "community-led" approach to creating the affordable homes that we need in our city.
We recently launched a community share offer, to support the purchase of 16 permanently affordable homes on a development in the centre of Leeds. The share offer aims to raise £360,000, and the minimum investment is £100. More information, including the share offer document, business plan and details on how to apply for shares, is available at www.leedscommunityhomes.org.uk and www.ethex.org.uk/leedscommunityhomes. The funder Power To Change has pledged to match all individual investments, up to a total of £100,000.
You may also like to know that Ken Loach's latest film, I, Daniel Blake, is also showing at Hyde Park Picture House later in the afternoon on 10th December. It starts at 530pm - and tickets will be available at the venue, or online.