Brilliant George Dewhurst Recreation By UCLan Student Will Be Used At Major Event

A UCLan student will see her work used during a major event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

Beth Joy used her own impressive drawing skills alongside modern digital technology to create a 90-second animated movie, which celebrates George Dewhurst’s fight for labour rights.

Karen Shannon, CEO of Manchester Histories, told UCLan news, “Using creative and innovative means, like animation, to bring history alive is a vital part of what is taking place as part of the Peterloo Festival events this summer.

“To be able to include the film from the University of Central Lancashire, depicting George’s life, adds a great deal of context and detail to the picture we are painting about the lives of those individuals who helped drive the workers’ rights movement.

“We are delighted to be able to show the film and include George’s descendants in the 200th anniversary event on 16 August in St Peter’s Square.”

Her work will be screened on Friday, 16 August, in St Peter’s Square, in Manchester, to an audience of 800 people, including world-famous directors Danny Boyle and Mike Leigh, as part of the Manchester Histories Festival.

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