ARTICLES

IN THIS SECTION ARE GATHERED A LARGE NUMBER OF WRITTEN ARTICLES CONCERNING PETERLOO.

Some consider historical aspects, whilst others are concerned with commemorations and events and the drive for a permanent memorial in Manchester. Articles grouped here may also have links to relevant sections elsewhere.

Use the menu to navigate to individual sections. All links are from the title of the article.

 

A useful site containing back issues of the Manchester Region History Review can be found as PDF files 

films

 

'Peterloo' Moved Back From Awards Season to 2019

Variety-2 Oct 2018

Amazon Studios has moved the North American release of Mike Leigh's historical drama “Peterloo” out of this fall's awards season, from Nov.

Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' Moves Out of US Awards Season to Spring 2019
Hollywood Reporter-2 Oct 2018

Peterloo review – Mike Leigh's impassioned, epic history lesson

The Guardian-3 Nov 2018

It's just a pity that the film might struggle to connect with as many people as it should. A two-and-a-half-hour running time filled with political ...

Mike Leigh: When the smog clears
Big Issue North-3 Nov 2018

“We are the many, they are the few” – Peterloo (DVD Review)

VultureHound Magazine-11 Mar 2019

There is an idea that a film, any film for that matter, can be used as a historical document. From the highest grossing blockbuster of the year to ...

Peterloo DVD review
Entertainment Focus-11 Mar 2019

Mike Leigh's Peterloo set for Ffilm Llanfyllin tonight

Powys County Times-8 Mar 2019

MIKE Leigh's highly acclaimed film 'Peterloo' will be showing at Ffilm Llanfyllin tonight, Friday, March 8. The film tells the story of how on August ...

Peterloo review – grit and brilliance in Mike Leigh's very British ...

The Guardian-1 Sep 2018

The film has an uncompromising seriousness, as much like George Eliot's novel Felix Holt as Shelley's The Masque of Anarchy, the poem ...
In-Depth-Variety-1 Sep 2018

Sixty Seconds with Mike Leigh

Metro Newspaper UK-11 Mar 2019

Your 154-minute film about the Peterloo massacre sounds a little daunting… ... But nothing in it is unnecessary because to make a proper film ...

New breed of studio executives behave like old-style Hollywood ...

The Guardian-10 Mar 2019

Leigh, speaking to the Observer before the launch of the DVD of his latest film, Peterloo, laments the arrival of a complex commissioning ...

Mike Leigh Calls Netflix and Amazon's Meddling 'Totally Unacceptable'
IndieWire-10 Mar 2019

Mike Leigh's Peterloo: first trailer for drama about the notorious ...

The Guardian-24 Jul 2018

Mike Leigh's period film, about the killing of protesters in Manchester in 1819 that led to the founding of the ...

Mike Leigh's Peterloo: first trailer for drama about the notorious ...

The Guardian-24 Jul 2018

Mike Leigh's period film, about the killing of protesters in Manchester in 1819 that led to the founding of the ...

Mike Leigh's Peterloo: a worthy film that's long on detail and short on ...

The Conversation UK-22 Oct 2018

Labour MP Chris Williamson certainly seems to have enjoyed Mike Leigh's new film Peterloo...

Something has gone badly wrong in Mike Leigh's dull film Peterloo

New Statesman-31 Oct 2018

When Mike Leigh announced his first biographical period piece – Topsy-Turvy, his film about Gilbert and Sullivan, from 1999 – the demands of ...

Film review: Peterloo is a massacre that speaks to today

BBC News-5 Sep 2018

Mike Leigh's Peterloo builds toward a vibrantly realised moment based on British history. In 1819, when Manchester, England had no M.P.

Peterloo: The man who ordered a massacre

BBC News-20 Oct 2018

The carnage that followed is the subject of a new film starring Maxine Peake. But who was the man who ordered the Peterloo Massacre?

Peterloo by Jacqueline Riding review – the need for working-class ...

The Guardian-2 Jan 2019

The claim provoked a rustle of dissent in the small provincial cinema where ... of what happened, along with RJ White's Waterloo to Peterloo

'A well kept secret': Mike Leigh on the Peterloo massacre – video

The Guardian-1 Nov 2018

Mike Leigh talks about his new film Peterloo, which tells the story of the 1819 massacre during a rally calling for political reform. The director ...

PEOPLE AND PLACES

 

'Cobden in Manchester' an article which first appeared in the Manchester Region History Review,

Volume 17 Number 1 in 2004

'Richard Carlile and the Female Reformers of Manchester' an article which first appeared in the Manchester Regional History Review, Volume 16  in 2002

exhibitions

 

music & POETRY

 
 

HISTORY

'The Day of Peterloo' an article which first appeared in the Manchester Regional History Review, Volume 3 Number 1 in 1989

'The Power of Print: Graphic Images of Peterloo' an article which first appeared in the Manchester Regional History Review, Volume 3 Number 1 in 1989

commemorations

 

There are currently over 130 scanned newspaper articles covering the commemorations which have taken place since 2007.

 

Click on a year below to go to the relevant section.

 

 

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events

Manchester International Festival will mark the 200th anniversary of ...

inews.co.uk-7 Mar 2019

The Anvil: An Elergy for Peterloo will see a new work by composer ... of visual art to date, alongside film screenings and Lynch-inspired gigs.