Leeds United! A film about 1970 Leeds textile workers strike

Leeds United!

On Saturday 8th June – 2.30 PM, Hyde Park Cinema Leeds – free showing!

STARRING:Lynne Perrie, Elizabeth Spriggs, Lori WellsDir. Roy Battersby

116mins UK 1974


In conjunction with Hannah Festival curators Amy Charlesworth and Gill Park present a screening of LEEDS-UNITED! produced in 1974 as a BBC Play for Today that depicts an industrial dispute in the Leeds clothing trade. LEEDS-UNITED! reconstructs a 1970 strike in which 30,000 workers, mostly women, came out for a gender-equal shilling-per-hour increase, but were controversially undermined by their own union. 

Organised in partnership with Justice for Domestic Workers
& with thanks to the BBC and Colin Welland.


Hyde Park Cinema are also showing Ken Loach’s new film Jimmy’s Hall (though sadly not for free!) 


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