- FESTIVAL EXHIBITION
- FESTIVAL LAUNCH AND OPENING WEEKEND
- BETWEEN TIMES: MARC KARLIN WEEKEND
- TRACING THE ANABASIS OF THE JAPANESE RED ARMY
- LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY: UKRAINE FILM WEEKEND
- RESISTANCE: BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILM
- ARTISTS' RESIDENCIES AND TALKS
- KRIS CANAVAN: LABOUR ISN’T WORKING
This propaganda film about the re-opening of the Tyneside shipyards during World War Two was made for the Ministry of Information in 1944, with a script written by Jack Common and a cast drawn from the progressive People’s Theatre in Newcastle.
Common was a Newcastle-born socialist, essayist and novelist, considered by Orwell to be ‘the authentic voice of the ordinary working man’. He was active in the 1930s Left on Tyneside being a vigorous speaker at The Socialist Café, and worked as assistant editor of The Adelphi a socialist-pacifist publication of the time. Sculptor Lawrence Bradshaw used Common’s brow as a model for the bust of Marx in Highgate Cemetery.
Courtesy of North East Film Archive.
Please note that in addition to the weekly opening times this installation is closed 10 – 11 March.
Preview: Fri 26 Feb, 7–10pm
27 February – 27 March 2016
Tue – Sun 12–6pm, closed Mon
Closed 10 and 11 March