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Remembering Hillsborough, with David Cain and others

David Cain will be reading from his epic poem which combines eye-witness testimonies of the survivors.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Five Leaves Bookshop
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On 15 April, thirty years ago this week, in the opening minutes of the FA Cup semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool, 96 people died in what was the most serious tragedy in British sporting history. For almost thirty years survivors and the families of the dead campaigned against the police, government and the media who blamed the supporters for the tragedy. They eventually won and a second inquest ruled that the 96 were killed unlawfully because of failures by the police and the ambulance services.

David Cain will be reading from his epic poem which combines eye-witness testimonies of the survivors to create a piece that is part oral history, part documentary theatre.

Another speaker will be added later. The event will be chaired by Wollaton councillor Steve Battlemuch, a regular at Forest matches, who was at the Forest end at Hillsborough.

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Five Leaves is Nottingham's radical and independent bookshop, right in the city centre. We also publish and have a large events programme.

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