Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival returns in 2022

After a break due to Covid, we are delighted to say that the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival is returning in 2022.

Once again we will be screening all our films in the Vintage Mobile Cinema.

This year we are searching for 12 Angry Trade Unionists to become our Principle Sponsors for the sum of £250 each.

Shockingly, in 2022 war in Europe is once more thinkable and the theme of the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival 2022 is inspired by the thought provoking quote from World War One veteran Harry Patch, “War is organized murder and nothing else.”

Our films this year challenge traditional concepts of war-time courage and heroism and make clear that ruling elites always have to lie to us to persuade us to fight each other.

The Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival is unique in the UK in that it is funded entirely by trade unionists and the trade union movement.

The festival is entirely run by volunteers but we need to raise in the region of £3500 each year to pay for film licences, printing and the Vintage Mobile Cinema itself.

If you or your trade union, branch or local trade council wish to help keep film at Tolpuddle by becoming one of our Principle Sponsors for £250, please email Chris Jury at

If we recruit our 12 Principle Sponsors we will be able to cover about two thirds of our costs, so we also still need smaller donations from £10 to £150 from individuals, trade union branches and local trade council.

All donations can be paid directly in to our bank account via an online BACS:

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Cash or cheques can be sent to Chris Jury, Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, 48 New Street, Shipston-On-Stour, Warwickshire. CV36 4EN. (Cheques payable to: Changing Stories CLIC)

Yours Hopefully
Chris Jury & Reuben Irving
Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival

Ken Loach is a supporter of the film festival and says:

“I strongly support the idea of a Radical Film Festival at Tolpuddle. Films can bring in new ideas, new perspectives, new voices. We need real political representation and to re-discover our militancy. Films that reflect struggles of working people can be a spur to action”

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