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
Please RSVP:

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.


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