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The Price of Coal Part 1: Meet the People - Barry Hines x Ken Loach

  • Date

    Tue 15 Oct


    Futurist Cinema


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The Price of Coal, Part 1: Meet the People.

1977. Dir: Ken Loach. 75 mins.

The second of two classic Barry Hines / Ken Loach collaborations. Rarely screened in public since its first outing as a TV play, Price of Coal is a two part television drama, exploring life at the fictional South Yorkshire Milton Colliery as it prepares for a royal visit and copes with the aftermath of a pit accident. 

Part 1 (the comedy) sees the colliery prepare for a royal visit, while Part 2 (the tragedy) saw the site deal with a fatal accident following target-conscious safety shortcuts.

The film is preceded by a performance from Ray Hearne of a new commissioned work, called The Ballad of Wentworth & Elsecar. The film is followed by live music from Parson’s Lot, The Hurriers and Del Scott Miller, whose repertoires are informed by local coal mining history and politics.

Doors: 6pm

Ray Hearne: 6:10pm

The Price of Coal: 6:30pm

Parson's Lot, The Hurriers and Del Scott Miller: 8:00pm 


Note. This event takes place at Milton Hall, 90 Fitzwilliam St, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8EZ.

Tickets £5

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