PERU’s Kevin Wong will appear on BBC Radio Manchester today to talk about The Manchester CRIME and JUSTICE Film Festival.  

This month-long FREE festival brings together crime fiction to illuminate crime fact. During May 2019 criminologists from Manchester Met’s Department of Sociology will draw on their love of film and their passion for crime research to get behind the headlines and give an alternative view of crime, justice and punishment in the 21st century.  All films will be shown at 6pm at No 70 Oxford Street – the former home of arthouse cinema in Manchester, next to Oxford Road Station. The first film, English crime classic Mona Lisa is on Thursday 9th May, followed by modern horror The Purge on 16th May, 1970’s reggae Jamaican classic The Harder They Come on 23rd May and finally Spike Lee’s landmark Do the right thing on 30th May.

The café will be open at from 5pm and charity HM Pasties will be selling high-quality handmade pasties baked in their professional kitchen staffed entirely by people with a criminal record who want to get back into work.