2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Kes, the iconic film set in the mining areas of Yorkshire that went on to become one of the greatest British movies of all time. Filled with both wry comedy and tragedy, Kes remains director Ken Loach’s best-known work.

The film, adapted from Barry Hines’s 1968 novel, A Kestrel for a Knave, offers a heartbreaking, shrewd portrayal of adulthood seen through the eyes of a child, as well as a reminder of the sublime power of nature.

Join us for a screening of this unforgettable work, followed by a Q&A with actor David Bradley, who played Billy, the film’s downtrodden but resourceful hero.

About The Speakers

David Bradley

David (Dai) Bradley is a British Actor and was invited to play the lead role of Billy Casper in an adaptation of the novel, A Kestrel For A Knave by Barry Hines, for which he won a BAFTA award. Since then he has featured in Absolution, All Quiet on the Western Front, Zulu Dawn, The Refuge and Hummingbird, starring Jason Statham. David is currently writing a debut novel.

Peg Alexander

Peg Alexander is a double award-nominated TV and radio presenter, event host, speaker and occasional writer. She came to broadcasting after over 20 years in campaigning, public policy, charities and regeneration, with a short spell in national politics.