Virtual Film Screening: Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Virtual film screening of Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster followed by Q&A session with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Sophie was a Goth, and her death following a fatal attack in a skate park at Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, on August 24, 2007, made international headlines. Her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, was also seriously injured in the unprovoked attack. Her family responded by setting up a charity in her name, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, which works to create respect for and understanding of subcultures, as well as work with the police to strengthen hate crime laws.

Image Credit: BBC Two

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster is a drama documentary in which Sophie tells her own story through a series of poignant poems written by the award-winning poet Simon Armitage, alongside her mother, Sylvia Lancaster remembering her daughter’s shortened life.

Coronation Street actresses Rachel Austin and Julie Hesmondhalgh play the roles of Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster respectively.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Sophie’s brother Adam Lancaster, from the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

To find out more about the Sophie Lancaster Foundation you can visit their website.

This online event is open to Bradford College staff and students and is being organised by Bradford College’s Student Services.

To sign up for this online event please email Lenka Kaur l.kaur@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Once you have signed up you will receive instructions on how to join the event.

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