Breaking Rocks: Billy Bragg and the Jail Guitar Doors Project
Sun 25 Jul 7.30pm
This very special evening is introduced by director Alan Miles as he presents a screening of his film Breaking Rocks after which audiences will be treated to a live performance and Q&A session from the self-proclaimed ‘one-man political rock-star’ himself, Billy Bragg plus guests Johnny Neesom and Leon Walker.
Breaking Rocks is an inspiring documentary that tells the story of Jail Guitar Doors, an initiative set up by Billy Bragg in commemoration of Clash musician Joe Strummer. The project provides musical instruments to prison inmates to help facilitate rehabilitation and prevent re-offending.
The film features performances by ‘graduates’ of Jail Guitar Doors as well as from many of the artists who have supported the programme including Mick Jones (The Clash), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) and Billy Bragg himself.
See an interview with Billy and Jail Guitar Doors graduate Leon Walker at the premiere of Breaking Rocks. Click here.
Visit the Jail Guitar Doors website.
Dir: Alan Miles
UK 2009 75mins
With Billy Bragg, Mick Jones, Johnny Neesom, Leon Walker
Introduction to Breaking Rocks
Seating up to 550, audiences are assured of an excellent view of the stage and comfortable seating in this well-designed auditorium. The theatre stages the best national and international plays and performances, as well as contemporary and international dance, music and comedians.
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