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Third Tuesdays: The Nine Days and Saltley Gates
Tue 20 December 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
The third of a series of Unrehearsed Readings organised by Unfinished Histories to mark key anniversaries in 2016 and some of the alternative theatre plays that addressed them 40 years ago in 1976.
The Nine Days and Saltley Gates is a play by Jon Chadwick and John Hoyland, originally produced by Foco Novo theatre company in 1976 to mark the 50th anniversary of the General Strike in May 1926. We will read it to mark the 90th anniversary year of the General Strike. The play juxtaposes events in 1926 with those at Saltley Gates in the miners' strike of 1972 when miners tried to block the movement of coke by non-union drivers.
Please come along prepared to read a part - or just listen, if you prefer.
If you book but can't come, please tell us as seats are very limited.
This event links to the exhibition Theatre for Radical Change, on view in the Arcola cafe foyer.
See www.unfinishedhistories.com for more details
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