Sorry we missed you

Sorry we missed you
From director Ken Loach and the award-winning team behind I, DANIEL BLAKE, comes SORRY WE MISSED YOU – a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.

DIRECTED BY
Ken Loach

WRITTEN BY
Paul Laverty

CAST
Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor

If you missed this film last November there are two opportunities to see it during the next week.

Kingswood Labour Party are putting on a free screening at The Bendix Club, Wood Road, Kingswood, BS15 8DT on Friday, 28 February 2020, 19:00 – 22:00. Book tickets for this screening by following this link to EventBrite ‘Sorry we missed you’

Bristol Area Unite Community branch are putting on a free screening at Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AY on Monday 2nd March 2020, 18:30 – 21:00. Book tickets for this screening by following this link to EventBrite ‘Sorry we missed you’

Unless explicitly stated otherwise any commercial advertisements appearing on this page aren’t endorsed or supported by Bristol Trades Union Council.

Congratulations to the Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union turns 100

The Firefighters’ Story: 100 years of the Fire Brigades Union

A new documentary style film, The Firefighters’ Story: 100 years of the Fire Brigades Union, was launched at Bristol’s Cube cinema on Sunday, 4 February, on the anniversary of the death of firefighter Fleur Lombard, who died on duty after arsonists set a supermarket alight in 1996.

Tam McFarlane, FBU south west EC member, opened the special screening and chaired a lively Q & A session afterwards with FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack. Among the audience asking questions were 3 Labour MPs – Thangam Debonnaire, Kerry McCarthy and David Drew, former Fire Authority Chair Terry Walker and ex councillor Rosalie Walker and South West TUC secretary Nigel Costley.

The hour long film traces the history of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) since its inception at the end of the First World War, and the contribution the union has made over ten decades to improve public and firefighter safety through its campaigning work. Known as ‘tombstone legislation’ these improvements generally follow big fire incidents such as the Manchester Woolworths fire of 1979 which resulted in a ban on foam filled furniture. The Firefighters’ Story, narrated by actress Sue Johnson of The Royle Family fame, explores several major fires – such as the Glasgow Cheapside fire of 1960 in a whisky and tobacco warehouse in which 19 firefighters died – and their subsequent impact on safety. It draws to a close with the Grenfell Tower disaster. A trailer can be seen at fbu.org.uk/news.

Look out for Firefighters Memorial Day on 4th May, when every fire station will hold a minute’s silence at noon commemorating the bravery and sacrifice of those who have lost their lives in this most dangerous profession.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise any commercial advertisements appearing on this page aren’t endorsed or supported by Bristol Trades Union Council.

Film Showing: “Tony Benn’s Defining Moments”

Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) are presenting
Film: Tony Benn’s Defining Moments
introduced by the film’s producer David Parker.

 

Date: Monday 8th January 2018 8:00 pm
The Cube, Dove Street South,
Bristol, BS2 8JD
Price: £5/£4

For trade unionists Tony Benn was a champion of working people campaigning for trade union rights and trade union freedoms. He was at the fore-front of the campaigns to oppose all anti-union laws as well as promoting and defending collective bargaining.

For many years he served as Vice-President of the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom having been a long time supporter of the fore runner organisations, The Campaign To Repeal the Anti–Union Laws and the Liasion Committee For The Defence Of Trade Unions.

Bristol Trades Union Council is sure that this film will encourage those that see it to get involved in the battles that are to come in 2018.


More information about the film showing can be found here Tony Benn’s Defining Moments

Forward Ever – The Killing of a Revolution

BRISTOL PREMIERE SCREENING OF
FORWARD EVER – THE KILLING OF A REVOLUTION
+ Q&A with its director, Bruce Paddington

Forward Ever - The Killing of a Revolution

Wednesday 11th May 2016
19.30 – 22.00 (approx.)
PRSC ‘The Space’, 35 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS2 8JP

For more details about the venue Republic of Stokes Croft

Entrance: £5 waged / £3 unwaged payable on the door

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Occupied Palestine


Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX
Thursday 10th September – 7pm

UNITE COMMUNITY PRESENTS

Occupied Palestine

As part of the ‘question everything’ film screenings, a series of films about resistance at home and abroad.

The controversial 1981 film about resistance to the Israeli occupation of Palestine

Director: David Koff

Come and join the Unite Community Branch at Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX, on Thursday 10th September – 7pm for the screening and discussion afterwards.