26th February, Keele UCU presents an evening “Commemorating the Miners’ Strike”

Please don’t miss this event to commemorate the Miners’ Strike.


  • Professor Roger Seifert – author ‘Struggle without end’
  • Brenda Proctor – North Staffs Miners’ Wives and National Chair of Women Against Pit Closures
  • Paul Winter – Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

Plus a viewing of the inspirational Anne Marie Sweeney film for the National Women Against Pit Closures – GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE.

“The women, whose voices we will hear in this film, are amongst some of the most frontline and experienced campaigners in the last thirty years: for women’s equality; for the survival of their communities; for trade union rights; for peace and for an end to military occupation and invasion. This is no piece of nostalgia but a vibrant important film, from filmmaker Anne-Marie Sweeney, which will have relevance to all those fighting injustice in years to come.”  Brenda Procter, National Chair of NWAPC

Thursday 26th February, 6pm start – Room CBA0.060 Chancellor’s, Building, Keele University

ALL WELCOME – Refreshments available

For further details contact please Steve French (steve.french44@gmail.com)

Picture of  Women Against Pit Closures struggling with police


Also, as part of the 30th anniversary, there are 2 events on the 28th February at the Mitchell Arts Centre:

  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm –  film screening of We Are Not Defeated and a Q&A with Jim Dowling (President of NUM Power Group), Bridget Bell (North Staffs Miners Wives Action Group) and Paul Mackney (Former UCU President).
  • 6:45pm – 8:15pm  – Burning Issues, in which Banner Theatre re-visit the striking communities they visited in 1984 to celebrate in song, music and video their historic struggle to examine its enduring significance today.

Tickets are free but must be booked –  please call 01782 409307, call in at box office or email boxoffice@mitchellartscentre.co.uk  Find out more at http://www.mitchellartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/417-burning-issues-banner-theatre/