Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel with Rachel Holmes & Lemn Sissay (Manchester Literature Festival)
|Starts:||19:00 15 Oct 2021|
|Ends:||21:30 15 Oct 2021|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
What does a life in resistance look like? Acclaimed biographer Rachel Holmes (Eleanor Marx) brings Sylvia Pankhurst out of the shadows of her family and shows us her lifelong commitment to human rights and activism; her global adventures and internationalism; her strong connections to Ethiopia, and her determination to fight the evils of racism, fascism and imperialism.
Rachel will be in conversation with poet, playwright and performer Lemn Sissay. Lemn is the author of the acclaimed memoir My Name is Why, Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems and the play Something Dark. His specialist subject on Mastermind was ‘Sylvia Pankhurst in Ethiopia.’ Presented in partnership with Centre for New Writing, Creative Manchester and Manchester Museum.
Book on 0343 208 0500 or manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk
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