1966 World Cup Final set to be shown live on big screen in Shoreditch
England’s 1966 World Cup victory against Germany is set to be shown live on a big screen at Rich Mix in Shoreditch on Saturday 30 July.
Presented by Philosophy Football, in association with the RMT and supported by When Saturday Comes, turnstiles open at 1pm at the London arts centre in East London.
The screening begins at 3pm with an array of entertainment to enjoy in the build up to kick-off, such as a 1960s Northern Soul DJ set from The State We’re In, live music from Tricity Vogue and spoken word from A Firm of Poets.
There will also be a studio panel of contributors from the new book, “1966 and Not All That”, edited by Philosophy Football co-founder Mark Perryman, featuring a presentation by acclaimed writer on football stadia Simon Inglis, with cultural historian Richard Weight, sociologist of football John Williams, writer on Englishness Claire Westall and from the German fanzine Der Todliche Pass, Claus Melchior.
The match is being shown in its entirety on the exact anniversary of the 1966 World Cup Final, courtesy of BBC London. The screening will also be in black and white with the original Kenneth Wolstenholme commentary.
Once the game is over, Robb Johnson will perform a musical tribute followed by a studio discussion on what 1966 means now, featuring Nick Davidson, author of “St Pauli: Pirates, Punks, Politics”, Mark Doidge, writer on European fan cultures and Markus Hesselmann, journalist at the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.
Tickets cost just £4.99 each, with group discounts for five or 10 people. “1966 and Not All That”, the book edited by Mark Perryman, will be available to purchase half-price at £4.49, if purchased with your ticket.
Tickets can be purchased here, or you can call 01273 472 721 to order by phone.