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Uprising - 16 Feb 2012 - Huddersfield

posted 12 Feb 2012, 09:01 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 9 Jul 2012, 08:19 ]
The Lawrence Batley Theatre and The University of Huddersfield invite you to the official launch of:



At The Lawrence Batley Theatre in the Syngenta Cellar

Dear Friend

As you know 2012 marks the 200th Anniversary of the Luddite upraising in West Yorkshire!! 

Inspired by a commonality of desire to mark this bi-centenary and one of the most dramatic and thought-provoking episodes of English history – The LBT and The University of Huddersfield are coming together on 16th Feb to launch a series of events inspired by this theme. And we would like to invite you to join us!!!! 

After successfully winning The Jubilee People’s Millions, an annual grants programme run by the Big Lottery Fund in June 2011, The LBT is pleased to announce ‘Uprising’ a yearlong series of creative events centered around the stories, themes and history of the Luddite movement in West Yorkshire. We’ve got a huge range of events, from art and performance to local activities and debates, all of which explore the legacy of the Luddites. Working with local people and artists focusing a unique time in local history, there will be an event for everyone to enjoy! 

The Luddite Link is a partnership led by University of Huddersfield and Kirklees Museums and Libraries with a wide range of partners to provide a first point of contact for information, history and stories about the Luddites. The University of Huddersfield have been conducting research into the Luddite movement and will be profiling their new Luddite website and bringing history to life through presentations. 

We will be joined by: 

• Barry Sherman MP with opening remarks
• Dr Janette Martin, BA (Hons), MA, PhD, Lecturer in History at University of Huddersfield discussing the Luddite Link Website
• University of Huddersfield Students presenting their research
• Victoria Firth, Director of the LBT profiling the ‘Uprising’ programme
• Adam Sunderland, Director of ‘Re:Volt’, the new community play discussing this exciting project
• The LBT Youth Theatre performing an extract from their Play in a week project
• Peter Coe who will be performing protest songs

Refreshments will be served from 5.45pm

Please RSVP to Jude at by 14th Feb 

Karen O'Neill 
General Manager
Tel no. 01484 484404
Fax no. 01484 425336
twitter: @theLBT @kallyfire
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen Street