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Celebrating Community Spirit during 1984/5 Miners’ Strike

Celebrating Community Spirit during 1984/5 Miners’ Strike

Q&A with members of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners and the cast of the film Pride

23 August 2014

Pride © Pathe Films

Time 11:00 - 11:45

Duration 45 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Pride © Pathe FilmsDuring the Miners’ Strike of 1984 a group from London called Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) was set up to support the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).  They staged successful fundraising events including The Pits and Perverts Benefit Ball. The NUM did not forget the support of LGSM and they marched shoulder to shoulder with them at Gay Pride in 1985.  That same year they also used their block vote to ensure that the rights of gay men and women were recognised for the first time in the Labour Party Manifesto.

Pride © Pathe Films

Come along and meet some of the original LGSM members and the actors who portray them in the cinematic release of Pride. Pride will be in cinemas on Friday 12 September and stars a host of wonderful British actors including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, Paddy Considine, George MacKay and Joseph Gilgun.

We are delighted to confirm that the panel for the event will be Stephen Beresford (screenwriter), Joseph Gilgun (actor) and Mike Jackson (real member of LGSM).

Pride © Pathe FilmsThe museum holds the archive of LGSM and we will be displaying some of the collections during the event.

Suitable for adults and young people over 12

Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum

PathePride © Pathe Films

Booking Requirements: Booking required via Eventbrite

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor