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This film was last shown on 3 October 2014


"In an urban society everything connects, each person's needs are fed by the skills of many others, our lives are woven together in a fabric, but the connections that make society strong also make it vulnerable"

It's testament to the impact of Threads that in 2013, some twenty-nine years since its original airing on the BBC, The Guardian still called it "one of the most harrowing things ever to air on unremittingly bleak and entirely plausible account of nuclear war and its aftermath".

Threads is an utterly unique production, from the pen of Barry Hines (author of A Kestrel for a Knave - which was subsequently adapted into Kes). The success and power of Threads lies in its juxtaposition of the unimaginable terror of Nuclear War in a totally imaginable and relatable environment, an everyday, working class city, in this case: Sheffield. It's thirty-years since the multiple BAFTA-winning Threads aired on the BBC and at Sensoria it gets a rare, outdoor public screening. The screening, held at Sheffield's Amphitheatre, will be broadcast through wireless headphones, not only producing high clarity of sound but also adding to the intensity of the experience.

Please note: Wrap up warm. October nights can get chilly. Bring blankets and cushions, as the seating at the amphitheatre can get cold, so we really advise you bring something to sit on. Feel free to bring food and drink and hot flasks of drinks or soup etc (no glass please) although there will be concessions stands selling hot drinks as well as a licensed bar.  

£10 deposit per person for headphones 

£6 advance. £10 door

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Mick Jackson
120 mins
David Brierly, Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale


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