News of the 1960s

3rd November 15:00-18:00 @ Kosaten (may be subject to change)

How does the media formulate our sense of time?

How does it reflect events of the day and what does it leave unilluminated?

The 60s and 70s were a time of great social upheaval, with an increasing shift in the values of society combined with rapid developments in industry and economy. Amongst this were a series of prominent strikes, centering particularly around the coal industry and a particular strength of labor unions. What was the attitude to work at this time? What support or criticism of the unions was prevalent in these days? What sense of workers rights did people hold? And how does that awareness contrast with that of today?

This event will bring together audiences of different generations, from those who experienced the events of the 60s and 70s first hand, to those who are only just beginning to think about the world of work now. Watching newsreels from these two past decades participants will discuss their perceptions and experiences, sharing something beyond that depicted by the media itself.