Still Ragged to be showcased in Central Library

Following the success of the sold-out performance of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, community screening  project, A Small Cinema, will be showcasing the Still Ragged documentary in St Helens Central Library.

As part of the Arts Council funded Cultural Hubs, Arts in Libraries
programme – supported by the Heart of Glass project – Still Ragged, a film
produced by Shut Out The Light  Films, which tells the story of Robert
Tressell’s 1914 book, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, will be
screened at 7pm on Friday 27 November (Black Friday).

Featuring Ricky Tomlinson, Dennis Skinner MP, Tom Watson MP as well as playwrights, singers and others, the documentary describes how Tressell’s work has influenced them personally and politically.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the film-makers
and special guests about The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

St Helens Council’s portfolio holder for libraries, Councillor Jeanie Bell,
said: “The film reaches out to everyone who has had to work for a living
and is a perfect antidote to the consumerism and over-consumption
surrounding Black Friday.

“The film also celebrates 100 Years of The Ragged Trousered
Philanthropists, so I hope by people watching the film, it will encourage
them to read the book.

“So get down to Central Library and don’t miss out on this wonderful
opportunity – and while you’re in the the library, why not borrow a library
book  for free?”

Tickets are £5.00, £4.00 for St Helens Library Card holders and £2.50 for
concessions, but due to some strong language, the screening is only
suitable for adults and teenagers.

Book your tickets online at or call into
any St.Helens Library to purchase your tickets. This is one of several
films being shown by A Small Cinema in St.Helens. Visit for the full programme.