Almost 50 years to the day since the landmark sewing machinist's strike at the Ford plant in Dagenham which inspired the Equal Pay Act watch the film of their story, plus archive footage and interviews.
6.00pm Made In Dagenham (2010) Starring Sally Hawkins, Jaime Winstone, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson. "Rousing and entertaining... it should strike a rich seam of rewards from audiences everywhere."
8.00pm Women's Stories of Ford Dagenham (2017) 30 min documentary using interviews and personal photographs to tell the real story of the strike in 1968 and the forgotten strike of 1984 which brought victory. Created as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project by Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch.
This event is free and there's no need to book, just come along. Let us know if you're coming on the Facebook event page!
Barking Learning Centre is 8 minutes walk from Barking station. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/D5zMRbXnWhn
The film will be shown in the conference room on the first floor of the Learning Centre, there is wheelchair access via a lift.
Barking station is on the Overground, Hammersmith & City, and District lines, as well as c2c rail from Fenchurch Street.
Here's a list of nearby bus stops and services: https://tfl.gov.uk/maps?Input=Barking+Library%2C+Barking%2C+UK&InputGeolocation=51.53649139404297%2C0.07988429814577103
Refreshments and childcare
Some basic refreshments will be provided.
A small fund to cover childcare costs is available, please contact Sarah Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 28 May if you would like to make use of this.