Justice for Mineworkers @ Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
Nov 14 all-day
Justice for Mineworkers @ Miners Community Arts and Music Centre | Manchester | United Kingdom

Justice for Mineworkers Saturday 14th November 2015 11am – 11pm

NUM Lancashire Area & Moston Miners
in support of Justice for Mineworkers


“The Struggle Continues…”

Saturday 14th November 2015.

Moston Miners Community Arts & Music
Teddington Road Manchester M40 0DJ
Tel: 0161 682 6253

11am – 5.30pm Cinema Session

11am – 1pm ‘Still the Enemy Within’ followed by Q & A session with guest speakers.

1pm – 2pm Break

2pm – 5.30pm ‘Pride’ followed by Q & A session with guest speakers.

Tickets to the Cinema session £6 & £3 Concessions.

Available from Moston Miners or NUM 2 Hilden Street Leigh WN7 4LG
Tel: 01942 262218

Late Afternoon/Evening Session

5.30pm – 7.30pm DJ in main room and Poetry session in a side room.

7.30pm – Late Live Bands.

Free Entry – Donations welcome

Licensed bar open 11am -11pm and Food available throughout the day

Justice for Mineworkers Merchandise Stall.

Bouncy Castles in the day for the kids.

Join us for a day of hope and inspiration.

Also, courtesy of Oldham Coliseum, there will be a free raffle on the day to win 2 tickets to go and watch The Pitmen Painters in 2016.

Licensed Bar, Food and Secure Parking available.

One Love – Hate Crime Event @ Moston Small Cinema
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Love - Hate Crime Event @ Moston Small Cinema | United Kingdom

Friday 12th February 2016, 7pm, Hate Crime Films in Moston Small Cinema, Free Entry​

This is a night to bring awareness to Hate Crime, we are showing 2 films, ‘One love ‘ 4 short stories on Homophobia in Lebanon and the film ‘And She Cried’ based on the story of Sophie Lancaster.

The film night is free and there will be free nibbles for anyone watching the films.

​Licensed bar and free parking.

Cult Cinema Sunday @ Moston Small Cinema
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday 6th March from 1pm is Cult Cinema Sunday and to kick it off we are showing 2 cult classic gory horrors, My Dear Killer and Ratman. Both are 18 cert. So definitely no children. Entry is donation at the venue. These films are kindly loaned to us from Fopp Manchester.

Cult Cinema Sunday @ Moston Small Cinema
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This Sunday March 20th at 1pm, For Cult Cinema Sunday we are showing Planet Terror, Cert 18 so no children and entry is by donation at the venue.

Licensed Bar and free parking available

Mod Films and Music @ Moston Small Cinema
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mod Films and Music @ Moston Small Cinema | Manchester | United Kingdom

This Event will take place in Moston Small Cinema

Martin Freeman plays Small Faces singer Steve Marriott

Watch Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit) inhabit the role of mod music icon Steve Marriott in a new short film.


‘Midnight of My Life’ is set in July 1985 and while Rock and Roll’s great and good are strutting their stuff at Wembley for Live Aid, Steve Marriott is propping up the bar of a dingy pub in Putney waiting to play to a small crowd of boozers. While he waits for the rest of his band, bitter and drunk, an encounter with a young revival Mod restores Steve’s faith.

Phil Davis, best known as a British character actor of over 40 films from Quadrophenia to Vera Drake made his return to directing after 12 years to direct Freeman alongside Theo Barklem-Biggs (Kingsman: The Secret Service/The Inbetweeners Movie), Jack Baggs (Pride) and newcomer Elliot Brown.

Phil was coaxed back to directing by a script from new writer Nina Gersteberger and her producer Hatty Hodgson who met at London Film School.

Nina says of the script “Midnight is a film about integrity, about passion, about regrets and ultimately realising why you are doing what you are doing.”

Phil Davis said, “Steve Marriott was a brilliant songwriter, mean guitarist and had one of the all time great rock and roll voices. This little film is a fitting tribute to him and all the other talents who fell from grace but carried on playing because they loved it.”

A lifelong Marriott fan himself, Martin Freeman comments “Marriott has been a huge figure in my life since my teens. I think he had a funny relationship with fame and being a pop star, which I totally understand. I do a pretty mean Steve impression on left-handed air guitar, but miming right-handed with the real thing was a bit of a challenge!”


For further information or press enquiries please contact Hatty Hodgson:

Hatty Hodgson, Producer
Very Nice Joe Ltd. | +44(0)7708 956 898

Nina Gerstenberger – biography

Nina graduated with an MA in Screenwriting from the prestigious London Film School in 2008. Her writing has received award nominations at film festivals including Encounters International Film Festival and Kicks ‘n Flicks Football Film Festival.

In 2015 her short film script Midnight Of My Life about legendary musician Steve Marriott was produced, starring Martin Freeman and directed by Phil Davis.The film was shortlisted for a BAFTA and is successfully playing at various national and international film festivals.

A devoted music fan and musician herself, Nina also produced and directed a documentary about the vibrant mod scene in London today called We Are The Mods. More recently she has made a name for herself performing all over Manchester and producing various music videos for exciting new artists. Her debut single Miss Naysmith was released in 2015 and has been played on ALL FM and Salford City Radio.

Before the screening of Midnight of my Life, we will be screening another of Nina’s films, ‘We Are The Mods’.

WE ARE THE MODS explores London’s vibrant and cross-generational mod scene by taking a closer look at mod fashion, scootering, music and mod art. The film focuses on why people choose to be Mods and what being a Mod means to the individual. The doc features music by The Universal and Connett and interviews with Comedian Ian Moore, Small Faces & Mod expert John Hellier and The New Untouchables’ Rob Bailey.

Following both screenings, Nina & Special Guests will play a gig in the Small Cinema.

Tickets (£10, £6 concessions) can be purchased here:
Tickets will also be available on the door.

Free parking and Licensed bar.

Stretchy @ Moston Small Cinema
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stretchy @ Moston Small Cinema | Manchester | United Kingdom

Hannah Martin is your everyday girl. She has a normal job (checkout girl), a lovely boyfriend (Rocky) and a cool best friend (Laura). After Rocky is attacked one night by a gang that is terrorizing Manchester, she decides she’s had enough and transforms herself into STRETCHY. With the help of her loyal best friend (Laura/Puma) and boyfriend (Rocky/The Jewel) and friends (Earth Girl & Machine Girl), Stretchy vows to put a stop to the gang and their leader SHADOW.

Link to tickets: Stretchy – Film Premiere Screening

This will also be a fundraising event.

Free parking and Licensed Bar.

The Madding Crowd’s Ep Launch Night @ Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Madding Crowd's Ep Launch Night @ Miners Community Arts and Music Centre | Manchester | England | United Kingdom

Our new EP ‘The 78th Bridge on the Rochdale Canal’ is released 26th November on all platforms. The EP launch gig is at The Miners Community Arts & Music Centre in Moston, north Manchester on the same date.

Tickets at now.

Stop the Jacquard Loom…

Poster by Bettie Belle Design

Free Parking and Licensed Bar.​

The Great British Mortgage Swindle @ Moston Small Cinema
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Great British Mortgage Swindle @ Moston Small Cinema | Manchester | England | United Kingdom

A powerfully compelling shockumentary film about the institutionalised mortgage swindle and its vice-like grip on the people of Britain.

The film focuses upon the arrogant complicity of the legal professionals who have given an estimated 11.2 million mortgagors plainly illegal advice for the best part of the last three decades; the rampant corruption of judges at every level of her majesty’s judiciary; and the compelling stories of five pioneering lay litigants, who have spent the last six years fighting for justice in and out of court, more often than not at the traumatic cost of having their castles stolen by licensed pirates, brandishing lethal weapons, battering rams and void court orders at dawn.

There will be a Q&A after the screening.


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Free parking and Licensed Bars available.

The Miners Hymns @ Moston Small Cinema
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Miners Hymns @ Moston Small Cinema | England | United Kingdom

Join us on Thursday 25th May, 6.00pm – 9.00pm for the second in the series of My Festival Film Nights inspired by the MIF17 programme. This time we’ll be screening The Miners’ Hymns (2011), directed by Bill Morrison and music provided by Jóhann Jóhannsson and we’re excited to be hosting this My Festival Film Night and Social at the Miners Community Arts and Music Centre in Moston.

The Miners’ Hymns (2011)
A film by Bill Morrison
Music by Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Running time 50 mins
This event is open to anyone aged 18 years +.

The Miners’ Hymns is an elegy, in film and music, to the coal mining history of north east England and is the product of an exceptional creative collaboration between renowned filmmaker Bill Morrison and the acclaimed Icelandic musician, composer and MIF17 artist, Jóhann Jóhannsson*.

Created using rarely seen archive film footage from the British Film Institute, the BBC, and other archives, and drawing on the region’s brass music culture, The Miners’ Hymns celebrates the labour, endurance, vibrant community and rich culture that characterised the lives of those who worked underground.

We will also be joined by a local miner who will share his own stories and experiences of being a coal miner.

We are delighted this event is taking place at Moston Small Cinema located in the Miners Community Arts and Music Centre. This building is steeped in history, once a lively Miners Working Mens Club located in the heart of a working class estate in North Manchester, this was left to ruin until local resident Louis Beckett and a small collective of artists and musicians took it over and are now restoring it piece by piece, turning it into fully functioning Arts and Music Centre equipped with cinema and recording studio.

The building is open to all and can be hired for a variety of different events and activities. The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre has been established to create a local multi-functional building for the local community, aiming to bring people together for all aspects of socialising activities and provide a safe space for the youth of today. There is space for local bands to rehearse and local artists to exhibit their work, there is also a community cafe. The Larger rooms can also be hired for functions.

Find out more about The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre by visiting their website or even better get yourself a ticket and join us at the My Festival Film Night and Social on Thursday 25th May.

*This My Festival Film Night and Social has been inspired by the MIF17 commission Last and First Men, A film and live score by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

My Festival is MIF’s new creative community. It’s designed to bring you closer to the Festival – and bring the Festival closer to you. Find out more about our plans and sign up to My Festival here.

A special thanks to the BFI for providing the film and image.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is open to anyone aged 18 years +. Alcohol will be available at this event so you may be asked to provide proof of age.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available on site but please note there is limited spaces and will be based on a first come first served basis.

You can also access the The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre by the following bus routes:

– City Centre 24, 181, 182 stops on St Mary’s Road opposite the Miners (FC United ground stop).

The nearest tram stop is Newton Heath & Moston and is about a 20 minute walk down St Marys Road to The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre.

Will the event be documented through film and photography?

A photographer will be present throughout the evening. By booking a place you are giving your consent for your photograph be taken.

Is there a cash bar?

There will be a selection of refreshments available at The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre, including pies, crisps, chocolate, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. Your first drink will be on us and there will also be a cash only bar if you wish to purchase any additional drinks/snacks.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about this event please contact Kate Houlton, Community Coordinator by emailing or calling 0161 817 4535.

Free parking, licensed bar, disabled facilities.

The Writer with No Hands @ Moston Small Cinema
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Writer with No Hands @ Moston Small Cinema | England | United Kingdom

This is an “Exclusive Pre-release Screening” as it is not released until 27th June 2017!

The Writer with No Hands is a British documentary, which follows academic Matthew Alford as he tries to establish that the accidental death of Hollywood screenwriter Gary Devore was actually an assassination by the US government. The film premiered at Hot Docs in 2014 but was left undistributed for over three years. A second version of the film, with a new producer, score, and run time, is due for release on Amazon and iTunes on 27 June 2017, the twentieth anniversary of Devore’s disappearance.

On Friday 27 June 1997, Devore had been driving home after completing a new feature film script. He was last seen at a Denny’s Diner in the Mohave Desert around 1am on the morning of the 28th. The subsequent manhunt remained unsuccessful until the following July when an amateur detective located fragments of Devore’s car next to the California Aqueduct near Palmdale.

The California Highway Patrol’s investigation concluded that Devore must have driven the wrong way along the highway, crashed into the water and drowned in his vehicle.



Saturday 17th June

Saturday 24th June

Free parking, licensed bar, disabled facilities.