Thursday, 26 March 2015

Meeting: Wakefield Socialist History Group

Lindsay Anderson was a British feature film, theatre and documentary director.

He developed a philosophy of the cinema which in the late 50's became known as the "Free Cinema movement."

"Wakefield Express" was commissioned by the paper in 1952 to celebrate its' anniversary. It was meant to be a film showing how the paper was printed.

But at Anderson's behest -as director- it became a much more personal study of the communal life of a group of towns in the West Riding area as the local reporters travelled around the area in search of newsworthy events.

Wakefield Socialist History Group will be showing the film as part of a DEMOCRACY AND THE MEDIA event at the Red Shed, Vicarage Road, Wakefield WF1 1QX on Saturday 18 April. The event starts at 1pm and includes speakers such as Granville Williams from the Campaign for Broadcasting Freedom and Don Mort (father of NUJ chapel at Wakefield Express)

All are welcome. Free admission and free light buffet.

Hope to see you there

Alan Stewart
Convenor, Wakefield Socialist History Group

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