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Under the Knife: free screenings nationwide!

October 14 - 9:00 am - October 18 - 5:00 pm


Under the Knife is a new film from veteran medical journalist Pam Kleinot and award-winning director Susan Steinberg. Casting an eye over the history of the NHS, the efforts of successive recent governments to privatise the service, and the grass-roots campaigners who are fighting back, the film is a powerful and penetrating 90-minute experience. You can view a trailer for the film here.

Tony O’Sullivan, Co-Chair of Keep Our NHS Public, says:

“This is the best film around on the NHS. UNDER THE KNIFE shows the vital importance of the NHS to society and exposes the dark threats facing it. But most important of all, the film gives hope to those who are campaigning to keep the NHS safe for our children. You just have to see it.”

The filmmakers are working with Keep Our NHS Public local groups around the country to plan an ambitious programme of around 20 launch screenings up and down the country in the week commencing 14 October, partnering with varied trade unions, health campaigners and local organisations. These screenings are intended to be free for NHS workers, health campaigners, pensioners and medical students.

If you’d be interested in putting on a screening in your community, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at campaigns@keepournhspublic.com to get in touch!



This listing will be updated with more screenings and with more precise information over the next few weeks. You can also contact a local group to request more information – click on the group’s name for details. You can also refer to the list of screenings (alphabetised by location) on the Under the Knife website.

Monday 14 October: Stroud, Newcastle, Nottingham, Derby, Hawkhurst, London (Bermondsey), Leicester, Bristol

Screening hosted by Derby KONP: 6pm, QUAD, Market Place Cathedral Quarter, Market Place (DE1 3AS)

Screening hosted by Nottingham KONP: 6pm, Savoy Cinemas, Derby Road (NG7 1QN)

Screening hosted by Stroud Against the Cuts: 7:30pm, Landsdown Hall, Landsdown (GL5 1BB)

Screening hosted by KONP North East in Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 6pm, Newcastle University

Screening in Hawkhurst: 5:45pm, Kino Hawkhurst, Victoria Hall, Rye Road, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook (TN18 4ET)

Screening in London (Bermondsey): 5:45pm Kino Bermondsey, 10 Bermondsey Square (SE1 3UN)

Screening hosted by Leicester & Rutland Campaign Against NHS Privatisation, in Leicester: The Phoenix Independent Cinema, 4 Midland Street (LE1 1TG)

Screening hosted by Protect Our NHS Bristol: 7pm, 1 Canon’s Road (BS1 5TX)

Tuesday 15 October

Screening hosted by Merseyside KONP in Liverpool: 8pm, Plaza Cinema, 13 Crosby Road North, Waterloo (L22 0LD)

Screening hosted by Romsey KONP & Southampton KONP (joint event): 7pm, Unite House, 41 Castle Way (SO14 2BW)

Screening hosted by KONP North East in Durham: 5pm, The Gala Cinema, 1 Millennium Place (DH1 1WA)

Screening hosted by KONP North East in Morpeth: 6:30pm, New Life Christian Centre (NE61 1HQ)

Screening hosted by Hackney & City KONP in London (Hackney): 7pm, Castle Cinema, Floor 1, 64 – 66 Brooksby’s Walk, Lower Clapton (E9 6DA)

Screening hosted by Sussex Defend the NHS: 8pm, Kino Rye, Lion Street, Rye (TN31 7LB)

Screening hosted by Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign in London (Lewisham): 7pm, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way (SE14 6NW)

Screening hosted by South Warwickshire KONP: 7:30pm, Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa (CV32 4HN)

Screening in Somerset: 7:30pm, Caryford Hall, Maggs Lane, Ansford, Castle Cary (BA7 7JJ)

Screening in London (Brent): 7:30pm, Preston Community Library, Carlton Avenue East, Wembley (HA9 8PL)

Screening in Dumfries: 7:30pm, The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries (DG1 2BJ)

Screening hosted by Waltham Forest Save Our NHS in London (Walthamstow): 7pm, Mirth, Marvel and Maud, 186 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (E17 4QH)

Screening hosted by Swindon KONP: 7:30pm, Devizes Road, Swindon (SN1 4BJ)

Wednesday 16 October

Screening hosted by KONP North East in Sunderland: 6pm, Sunderland AGE UK Centre, Grange House, Bradbury Centre (SR2 7AQ)

Screening hosted by Oxfordshire KONP in Oxford: UPP Cinema, Jeune Street, Cowley Road (OX4 1BN)

Screening hosted by Sheffield Save Our NHS: 7pm, Abbeydale Picturehouse, 387 Abbeydale Road (S7 1FS)

Screening hosted by Save Our NHS in Kent: 7pm, Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Road, Broadstairs (Facebook event here)

Screening hosted by KONP North East in Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 7pm, Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street (NE2 1BB)

Screening in Halifax at 8pm: Square Chapel, 10 Square Road (HX1 1QG)

Screening hosted by Save Our NHS in Kent in Broadstairs: 7pm, Manchester Road, Walmersley Bury (BL9 5NA)

Screening hosted by Sussex Defend the NHS in Hastings: 7:30pm, Electric Palace, 39A High Street (TN34 3ER)

Screening hosted by Sussex Defend the NHS in Brighton: 6:30pm, YHA, Old Steine, Brighton (BN1 1NH)

Screening hosted by KONP North East in Newcastle: 7pm, Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street (NE2 1BB)

Screening hosted by Huddersfield KONP: 7pm, Heritage Quay Film Studio, University of Huddersfield (HD1 3DH)

Screening hosted by Birmingham KONP: 7pm, Mockingbird Cinema, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, (B9 4AA)

Screening in Bournemouth: 7:30pm, Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park, Millhams Road (BH10 7LH)

Thursday 17 October

Screening hosted by KONP North East in North Shields: 7pm at Cullercoats Crescent Club, Victoria Crescent (NE30 4PN)

Screening hosted by Tower Hamlets KONP in London (Whitechapel): 6pm at Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Bethnal Green (E1 4UJ)

Screening hosted by Hackney & City KONP in London (Homerton): 5:30pm, Homerton Hospital (Main Entrance), Education Centre (E9 6BW)

Screening hosted by Sussex Defend Our NHS in Brighton: 6:30pm, St Augustine’s Arts and Events Centre, Stanford Avenue (BN1 6EA)

Screening hosted by Lambeth KONP in London (Brixton/Camberwell): 8pm, Whirled Cinema, 259-260 Hardess Street (SE24 0HN)

Screening in Huntingdon: 7pm, Huntingdon Community Church, 83A High Street, Huntingdon (PE29 3DP)

Screening hosted by Haringey KONP in London (Haringey): 7pm, Park View School, West Green Road, West Green (N15 3QR)

Friday 18 October

Screening hosted by Dewsbury KONP in Wakefield: 7pm, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wakefield

Screening hosted by KONP North East in South Shields: 7pm at The Custom House, Mill Dam (NE33 1ES)

Screening hosted by KONP North East in Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 6pm, The Side Gallery, 352 Mare Street, Kingsland (E8 1HR)

Screening hosted by Manchester KONP: 7pm, Moston Small Cinema, 63 Teddington Road (M40 0DJ)

Screening hosted by Dorset KONP in Poole: 5:30pm at The Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road (BH15 1UG)

Screening hosted by Southend KONP in Southend: 7pm, Kingsway Community Centre, Thatcham Avenue (GL2 2GT)

Screening hosted by Nottingham KONP: 7pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Queen’s Medical Centr, University of Nottingham (NG7 2RD)

Screening hosted by Ealing Save Our NHS in London (Ealing): 7:30pm, Ealing Green Church, Ealing Green (W5 5QT)

Screening hosted by Leeds KONP: 7:30pm, Heart Centre, Bennett Road (LS6 3HN)

Screening hosted by Islington KONP in London (Islington): 8pm, Voluntary Action Islington,  200A Pentonville Road (N1 9JP)






October 14 - 9:00 am
October 18 - 5:00 pm


Keep Our NHS Public
Pam K Productions