Exactly 200 years ago, British forces charged a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, resulting in the Peterloo Massacre, one of the defining moments of the age and a catalyst for journalistic change that still reverberates to this day.

Join us for a screening of Mike Leigh’s epic, powerful film that portrays this important moment in history, when poor economic conditions and political radicalism led to a populace hungering for parliamentary reform. This historical drama focuses on the individuals who lived and perished during this watershed moment, when the people’s anger and frustration with their government came to a tragic head.