1960s film-maker in a return to Sheffield

A Working Men's Club in Sheffield (Ein Arbeiterclub in Sheffield) 'Director(s):Peter Nestler'Producer(s):S�ddeutscher Rundfunk United Kingdom196541 minvideoGerman 'showing at Sheffield Doc/Fest in Roll Out The Barrel - The British Pub on Film
A Working Men's Club in Sheffield (Ein Arbeiterclub in Sheffield) 'Director(s):Peter Nestler'Producer(s):S�ddeutscher Rundfunk United Kingdom196541 minvideoGerman 'showing at Sheffield Doc/Fest in Roll Out The Barrel - The British Pub on Film
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A German film-maker who captured working class life in Sheffield for the big screen is making a return to the city.

Peter Nestler spent three weeks filming at popular nightspots in 1965 for his film A Working Men’s Club in Sheffield. The film depicts the ‘work hard, play hard’ ethic of Sheffield in the ’60s – with the bustling Dial House Club at the heart.

But when it was shown at an event at the Showroom Workstation last year, Peter was unable to attend.

Before then, A Working Men’s Club in Sheffield had been broadcast on German television only.

Now, after 50 years away, the 75-year-old is heading back to Sheffield for a special screening.

A spokeswoman for The Showroom said: “It shows hard work at the factories as well as those precious moments of leisure, and also gives a detailed insight into the club’s important role in providing security and welfare for its members.”

The event will take place at The Showroom on Paternoster Row on Sunday at 3pm. By the Dike Sluice, Mr Nestler’s first film, will also be shown. Tickets cost £7 or £5 for concessions and £4.50 for students.