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In town for a meeting with Clarks and unable to get into either the Freud or Hockney shows but did manage to see Jeremy Deller’s exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. Following the Culture Show’s excellent programme about Deller’s show the week before I was especially keen to see his film The Battle of Orgreave, a re-enactment of a notorious incident during the 84/5 miner’s strike. Deller’s account of the project is titled “The English Civil War Part II”. A restaging of the event involving close to 1000 participants, including 800 historical re-enactors and 200 locals, former miners and some police who were involved in the original incident. Deller’s film challenges aspects of the official historical account including the distorted BBC reporting. Read More >

Posted: March 1st, 2012
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