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Opening on the 2nd of May , is the Thatcher Years – my 80’s  by Dave Sinclair, a photographic exhibition which represents some of the fightback against the Thatcher cuts in the 80’s. We are proud to have the infamous Bob Crow (RMT),  Rob Williams (NSSN & his banner), Suzanne Muna (Unite Housing Workers) &  a Liverpool 47 councillor,  speaking on the opening night on the the 80’s fight against Thatcher & today.

There will also be an opportunity for you to record your thoughts, reflect on exhibition and events significance to you through Mouth – to – Mouth. This will involve video diary making using fake moustaches! Run by Claire Macneill, a participatory artist & filmmaker.

From 8pm, we will move into the main Richmix  space, where we have  a film, discussion & comedy with an anti austerity theme. We start with Have I got Tax for you!’ a comedy written and presented by stand up  Andrea Gordon. After the screening we will then have a Q&A around that with invited guests including the RMT & ‘Sick of Your boss’ campaign. This screening coincides with UKuncut  High Court case against the  HMRC over a deal that has allowed banking giant Goldman Sacks off at least £10 million interest.

Later in the evening  you can sit back (& try to) relax with Flood Theatre  a dark, satirical comedy company. “Like a politicized League of gentlemen” (ThreeWeeks). Then chuckle with/at the Anti-Duhring Battalion(Left Front),  “any attempt to drag Nick Draper off a stage like that is futile. Draper is in his element & boy does he know it!” (Comments from a recent gig)

Door Charge: £7/£4 concessions from 8-11pm costs Book tickets via Richmix, London. 

There will be another day long of events programmed as part of this festival on Sunday 12th May including our film –  full  details on our events page. 


Then how about considering putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and sending ScriptReadEast your scripts by the 1st of April.

ScriptReadEast would like SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS FOR LIVE SCRIPT-READING EVENT AT RICH MIX, EAST LONDON, MAY 12TH. PART OF ‘The is no such thing as society? The Thatcher Years – MY EIGHTIES ‘ by Dave Sinclair

Are you an emerging writer who has a script you want to develop? Is your script about any of the following?

Do you have a script that responds to any of the going’s on in the 80’s – The Thatcher years? We would like script submissions that have links to the 80’s and issues such as : housing, alternatives to austerity, democracy, miners strikesthe Liverpool 47,Greenham Common, students protests over YTS & grant cuts , the Poll Tax , Police and racism, the riots ..

ScriptReadEast is an established live script- reading event , and we will be part of a programme of linked events on Sunday 12th May. If your script is selected for this event, professional actors will read your script to a live audience.

Scripts – they can be feature length or short film scripts, radio, TV or theatre scripts. Please omit camera directions and send a character breakdown and synopsis along with your script to: Sophie @

Further information on previous ScriptReadEast events 

As we wanted to make sure there were events to widen the discussion of what happened in the 80’s and how it relates to today, ScriptReadEast is running this event on Sunday 12th May at the RichMix.