Iraq: Photographs by Sean Smith
Sean Smith, the award-winning Guardian photographer, documented Iraq before during and after the 2003 invasion.
This exhibition includes previously unpublished pictures.
They focus particularly on the times and places in Iraq where local civilians were forced to meet the foreign invaders—and the misery that ensued.
9 March-2 February 2014, Free,
Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester, M17 1TZ,
From Mary Wollstonecraft to Margaret Thatcher
This is a guided tour of the museum’s main galleries to discover how women made history.
It includes Mary Wollstonecraft, Suffragettes, the peace campaigners at Greenham Common and Britain’s first female Prime Minister.
Followed by a tour of the Labour History Archive and Study Centre, 2.00–2.30pm.
15 March, 1.15pm-2pm, Free, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
Labour in film
A short series of films exploring how industrial action has been explored in cinema. Each showing is followed by a discussion.
- Made in Dagenham (2010) directed by Nigel Cole, Sunday 10 March
- The Battle for Orgreave (2001) directed by Mike Figgis, with the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, Sunday 17 March
- The Happy Lands (2012) directed by Robert Rae (see see review) Sunday 24 March
Sheffield Showroom cinema showroomworkstation.org.uk, Phone 0114 275 7727