Music for Miners
Music for Miners (MFM) was a collective of UK writers, artists and filmmakers (including several independent television producers associated with RPM Productions and Channel 4) who attempted to engage young people with politics during the UK Miner's Strike of 1984-1985. Members of the collective included the television producer Don Coutts and the writer and artist Ian McKay. Music for Miners organised several events to raise funds and support striking miners, the most notable of which was the MFM event held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on May 14, 1984. The English rock group New Order headlined the event with John Cooper Clarke supporting. Music for Miners was disbanded soon after the end of the strike in March 1985.