barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Film-screening and talk in partnership with National Trust

The revolutionary documentary-style film, Cathy Come Home, directed by Ken Loach, arguably played a major part in social housing reform, shocking the nation as it candidly addressed issues of homelessness, unemployment and poverty in post-war, inner-city Britain.

This screening of the groundbreaking 1966 BBC television play- parts of which were filmed in Birmingham- is followed by a talk from the film’s producer, Tony Garnett, with Dr. Chris Upton (Newman University College), and is introduced by Professor Ian Grovesnor (Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Professor of Urban Educational History, University of Birmingham).


£7. Booking Essential.

Refreshments will be served during the interval. Delegates can also enjoy a special lunch offer at Winterbourne House and Gardens immediately before this event between 12pm and 1pm. Take your ticket with you.

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