Ray Gosling (1939-2013) was one of the most original presenters on British television screens as well as on the radio. He was also a great writer. This free event, curated by his friend and colleague Bob Dickinson, brings together material from Ray’s extensive archive of documents and meticulous notes, with extracts from some of his best TV documentaries, made between the 1960s until the 1990s. Many of them are about places, and many of those places are in the North West. One of Ray’s talents was to get under the surface of the English communities during the time when “industrial” as a way of describing them was giving way to “post-industrial”. Throughout, Ray meditated on change, and focused on people as a way of measuring it. He loved talking to them, finding out about them, and, when justice was lacking, fighting for their rights. He could be hilariously funny, he could get angry, but he never patronised anyone.
5.30 - 7.30 Entry free, but booking required, see