CITY Screen, York, is collaborating with the Centre for 18th Century Studies at the University of York to present a historical insight into Mike Leigh’s new film of the Peterloo massacre.

Already, the Coney Street cinema has screened the premiere of Peterloo (12A) from the London Film Festival, topped off by a satellite question-and-answer session with the director. Now, City Screen welcomes the historical advisor for Leigh's film, Dr Jacqueline Riding, to take questions after a midday screening on Saturday, November 3.

Professor Jon Mee, professor of 18th Century Studies at the University of York, will conduct the Q&A. "There's an interesting York connection to the story of the Peterloo massacre as the trials of the protestors were held here," he says. "We know they walked across the Pennines and stayed in a pub on Skeldergate before the trials. Their leader, Henry ‘Orator’ Hunt, stayed at a pub on Coney Street just across from where City Screen is now.”

Dave Taylor, City Screen's marketing manager, says: "We’ll be showing the film from Friday, November 2, and it’s great to have Jacqueline Riding here next Saturday. Jacqueline is not only the historical advisor for Peterloo but also previously advised on Mike Leigh's award-winning film Mr. Turner. Her tie-in narrative history, Peterloo: The Story Of The Manchester Massacre, has just been published and we'll have some copies on sale at City Screen for anyone who would like a signed copy."

Tickets are on sale on 0871 902 5747, at or in person at the Coney Street box office.