The Big A Debate – Pre Debate Interviews

Wednesday 3rd of March 2010 saw the Big A Debate take place at the Potteries Museum Hanley. Some high profile names had agreed to be on the Panel and PitsnPots caught up with them before the event.

As well as the video’s we also have photographs and a full audio transcript on the way.

(*Please note the video shown here is fairly low quality due to a technical issue we had importing it. The HD versions will be available soon via youtube and will replace these videos.).

Miners’ Strike Question Time – In Stoke-on-Trent, Wed 3rd March

Between February 26th and March 5th, there’s a programme of events to commemorate The Miners’ Strike of 1984 – 1985 and celebrate The Mining Industry.

One of the events is a charity “Question Time” style debate discussing The Strike, but, more importantly, its national legacy. This takes place at The Forum Theatre, in Hanley, on the evening of Wednesday 3rd March 7.00 – 9.30pm (as an aside, the 3rd marks the exact 25th anniversary of the formal ending of The Strike).

Panellists include: George Galloway MP, Edwina Currie, the film director Ken Loach (Kes, Cathy Come Home), Mark Fisher MP and Mike Nattrass MEP and we’re accepting questions now to be presented to the panel on the evening.

This event and is to be filmed, with a BBC Midlands Today crew in attendance, professional PA system and a wireless microphone system to allow audience participation.

Finally, if you have a question you would like the panel to address, either directly or indirectly linked to The Miners’ Strike and/or its legacy, you might like to send it in for airing on the night. Do note, however, that the questioner must be in attendance on the night.

Pits’n’Pots will be in attendance on the night to conduct interviews with the organisers and the panel of guests.

Tickets are priced at just £5 [£3 concessions]

For tickets or information contact:

Alan Gerrard

Theartbay Gallery

01782 844222