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Sunday 8 August 3.00pm

The publication of an important new book,The Shadow of the Mine by Huw Beynon and Ray Hudson, is the focus for this meeting, timed to coincide with when we would usually hold our annual South Yorkshire Festival event at Wortley Hall.The book explores the political consequences of what happens when an industry disappears and the cultural and social activity tied to that employment is lost.

We’re delighted that Huw Beynon and Ray Hudson will be speaking at this topical and important event.

Jean Spence and Carol Richardson, who contributed to the second edition of Shafted and have written extensively on women and mining, are also speaking. Our final speaker is Nick Jones, former BBC industrial correspondent, who has written extensively on the mining industry.

You can join the event through this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpc-qhqDkuE9zfkMwlxCBHw3XoxZ_KyE9T

The Shadow of the Mine’s publisher Verso has also arranged a special 50% discount from 8 August for all who register: 

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3791-the-shadow-of-the-mine?discount_code=Mine50

We’ve got exciting plans for further events this Summer, so don’t forget to check back for updates.

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