ScriptReadEast @ My 80’s Thatcher Years & Don’t Mention the 47 Exhibition May 12th

For those who couldn’t read the flyer ,

For those who couldn’t read the flyer , here;s the text for ‘My 80’s . the Thatcher Years’ May 2nd line up , book tickets now !

  Invitation to Private View: The Thatcher Years  
The Thatcher Years – My Eighties by Dave Sinclair

Private View Thursday 2nd May, 6pm – 7.30pm
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Opening a month-long anti-austerity festival, The Thatcher Years is a timely reflection on society, politics and protest in the 1980s. Capturing some of the fightback against the Thatcher cuts of that era, the photographic exhibition opens here at Rich Mix on Thursday 2nd May.

Guests speakers on the evening will include Bob Crow (RMT), Rob Williams (NSSN & his banner), Suzanne Muna (Unite Housing Workers) and a Liverpool 47 councillor speaking about the links between the fight of the 80s and today’s fight against austerity. 

 Describing the genesis of the work, Dave Sinclair says: “I started taking photos in 1980 while studying Art at Liverpool Polytechnic. I was living in an area of North Liverpool, near the docks, where almost every factory for miles was being demolished. The largest of these, Tate and Lyle, looked post nuclear. I wanted to paint the landscape around me but photography captured the drama in a way that painting couldn’t. I became hooked. I thought of myself as a landscape photographer, but people kept getting in the way.” 

“A photographic exhibition that captures some of the fightback against the Thatcher cuts in the 80s including the School Students Strike, Miners, Liverpool 47 & more!”

Following the free private view there will be a ticketed evening anti austerity event  ‘taxing’ satire & discussion, from 8pm. More details below!
Tickets for this event (£7/£4 concessions and Rich Mix members) are available from our website over the phone or at the venue in advance.

‘My 80’s. the Thatcher Years’ Exhbition at the Rich Mix , 2nd May private view – you are invited :


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ScriptReadEast have some exciting new scripts reflecting the gruelling times of Thatchers rule , come down , May 12th , here are the details

ScriptReadEast @ My 80’s Thatcher Years & Don’t Mention the 47 Exhibition

ScriptReadEast @ My 80's Thatcher Years & Don't Mention the 47 Exhibition

DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES -MAY 12TH , RICH MIX, 3pm-5.30pm -As part of ‘The Thatcher Years ‘ exhibition’, at The Rich Mix ScriptReadEast have a themed event, with scripts responding to political issues and events during the 80’s.
Kicking off with David Riaz Zaiman’s short parable ‘Dog Man’s Folly’,An unemployed, alcoholic University Lecturer. Joe,returns to his son, and pretends that he’s ‘stood up to the Thatcherite system’, ‘got on his bike’, and confronted his ex-colleagues demanding his job back, but is that the case ?’, followed by Lucy Beacon’s short ‘Acceptable in the 80’s’ ‘ a decade of homophobia, xenophobia, cold wars and cold hearts. Louise is bullied by her classmates for her unpopular liberal views. Her mother predicts a brighter future but Louise isn’t so sure.’

Barrington Paul Robinson’s screenplay ‘Track n Field’. Remember the Titans + This is England + Superbad = Track n Field. ‘Great Britain, 1985, the country is in a state of confusion, a mix of patriotism, racism and desperation. In a rundown South London comprehensive school, an unlikely team of teenagers are brought together by an unorthodox sports teacher to battle the privileged public schools in the All England Athletics Finals.’

With comedian ‘Mr Blair’ as compere and live music from Sophie Burrows, it will be an inspirational afternoon of words and music.

This is part of a programme of events around the ‘The Thatcher years’ exhibition that opens on the 2nd May for a month also celebrating Mayday.

Full details of the programme of events linked to the ‘Thatcher Years’ Exhibition & ‘Don’t mention the 47’ Film can be found at
Photo : Rehana Meghji
Actors : Joyce Veheary,Rosin Keogh , Matthew Jure, Natalie Mills, Nick Ewan
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