In 2017 housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. But despite the media spotlight, few stories examined the catastrophic long-term failures that resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in the United Kingdom.

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home.

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (available as DVD) is a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake. It explores the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain.

Event Details:

Wednesday 28 February 2018. Arrival from 17:00, doors at 17:30 with the film to commence at 18:00, ends at 21:15

Great Hall | People’s Palace | Queen Mary University of London | E1 4NS Mile End Road | United Kingdom

A limited number of free tickets for individuals facing financial difficulty are available. If you would like to request one of these, please e-mail