To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilding Work-in, The Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow is screening a series of films that were made at the time. The UCS Work-in lasted for fifteen months during 1971/2 and represented a desperate struggle for the Trade Unions and Shipyard workers, who were facing mass redundancy if the government did not subsidise the industry.
Film collective, Cinema Action, was the only film crew allowed to record the work-in and so these films: ‘UCS1’ and ‘Class Struggle: Film from the Clyde’ provide a unique insight into the historic event.
Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session, with Ann Guedes, one of the Cinema Action’s founders, on the panel.
The famous Jimmy Reid was actively involved with this dispute and as a former rector of this University, we hold many records relating to him. You can learn about, and see great images of, Jimmy Reid on our Flickr page. Our on-line catalogue also displays some of the other UCS records we hold. If you would like to see any of the records, please contact us and make an appointment and we can show you the material we have.
Tickets for the screening are now on sale at: www.glasgowconcerthalls.com. Go along and re-live a section of Glasgow’s industrial past.
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