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Don't Mention the 47

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Liv47_Leaflet_webArti Dillon and The Free University of Liverpool invite you to a screening of Don't Mention the 47 Feel free to bring your friends, trade union members and community groups to this Liverpool Screening.

Don’t Mention the 47 is a political documentary that re-opens a crucial chapter in Liverpool’s history. In the years between 1983 and 1987 a group of 47 elected Labour councillors refused to transfer the cuts implemented by Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government onto the Liverpool community they represented.  Instead they built 5000 houses, created thousands of jobs and set up many vital public services. How was that possible and why did they end up being surcharged and expelled from office?

Through a series of interviews the film gives voice to some of those who were closely involved, assembling an inspiring example of solidarity and resistance. Comparisons to the political situation in Britain today are made and questions about the role of locally elected governments raised; not least, who is politics for and what are the real alternatives to public sector cuts? After the discussion there will be time for discussion and debate. 

Static Gallery, 23 Roscoe Lane, Liverpool L1 9JD

Sunday 1st April 2012 @7.30pm 

£4.70 or £2.47 concessions 
Tickets available from News from Nowhere.

Developed by Arti Dillon and Lisa Lonsdale, this updated edit Lianne Unassa. 
It includes photos by Dave Sinclair and artwork by Suzanne Muna

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