On Saturday the 9th of June 2018 at 7 o’clock there will be a special screening of Pride at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, with an introduction and presentation from our special guest Jayne Francis-Headon. Jayne was only a young girl during the miners’ strike of 1984 but her mother was Hefina Headon, a stalwart member of the Dulais Branch of the Coalminers’ Union. Hefina was portrayed in the film by Imelda Staunton who won Best Supporting Actress at the British Independent Film Awards as well as being nominated at the BAFTAs, Chlotrudis Awards and others.
Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam are pleased to be able to offer you a chance to meet someone who lived through it all and can offer a personal viewpoint of the events depicted in the film, including family stories and even some home movie clips. We will be given a unique view of the everyday lives behind the film, how Jayne’s family history was inextricably linked with the history of the industry and unions going back generations, and also how the experience allowed her to grow up to be her ‘own person’.
Gill Stephen, Chief Officer of Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam, said “Jayne was a part of this a turbulent time of great change which resulted in something very special. We are particularly pleased to have this opportunity to work with her to offer a truly unique and exciting event to the local community.”
The motion picture Pride, which came to the big screen in 2014, portrays the history of a group of gay activists who campaigned to support those families affected by the miners’ strike of 1984, and the unique and successful relationships which developed between them.
The film was nominated for several awards including Best British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer.
This bilingual event will offer simultaneous translation and so is equally suitable for Welsh and English speakers.