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Notts: Question Time style debate on legacy of Brassed Off and the miners’ strike

Miners Strike 28th  April 1984
Miners and supporters march through Worksop.
Manton branch.

Miners Strike 28th April 1984 Miners and supporters march through Worksop. Manton branch.

 

A Question Time style debate to mark the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike will take place next Saturday in Nottingham.

What Price Coal? will be chaired by writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton, who grew up in a mining community.

It will happen on stage at Nottingham Theatre Royal in between performances of Brassed Off.

The debate will cover the issues raised in the iconic play, set in a community whose pit is threatened with closure.

Among the speakers will be Keith Stanley, former vice president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) as well as the current honorary president of the Nottingham area NUM.

Other speakers include Jean Miller from Women Against Pit Closures, ex miner Andrew Birchall and Martin Brandon-Bravo, former Conservative MP for Nottingham south.

The debate will be streamed live via www.theatrecloud.com.

If you would like to ask a question of the panel, please submit via email to david.longford@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or Tweet your questions to @TheatreCloud using #WhatPriceCoal

• Brassed Off runs at Nottingham Theatre Royal Tue from Tuesday 4th March - Saturday 8th March.

Tickets priced £14 - £27.50 are available from.trch.co.uk or 0115 989 5555.

 

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