Win a double pass to see Peterloo
Mike Leigh's latest film is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
Our friends at Transmission Films are offering YourLifeChoices members the chance to win one of 10 double passes. All you have to do is email [email protected] with your name, postal address, phone number and an answer to the following question:
Q. What does the crowd shout during the protest? (hint: you'll have to watch the trailer!)
Entries close 26 April
Peterloo will be in cinemas on 16 May 2019