Bit late posting this, sorry -
[*RaHN Note: other protests at this event are probably available]
"Banksy donates funds from anti-arms artwork sale" BBC 17-9-17
‘REFUSING TO KILL’ – BRISTOL’S WORLD WAR 1 CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS
A largely untold part of Bristol’s World War 1 history – this exhibition tells the stories of these men and the people in the city who supported them. Rarely seen documents will be displayed together with photographs, letters from COs and artefacts.
The exhibition will look at Why Conscription Was Introduced; What was a CO; Attitudes to COs – from government, churches, military, public; Local Networks Of Support; and the Long Term Effect of WW1 COs up to present day.
Alongside the exhibition there will be a series of talks, drama and musical events.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday September 17
More information and programme here.
NEWS FROM NOWHERE CLUB (update)
BHM Talk: An Inspirational Journey
- Where:Ealing Central Library
- When:Tuesday 17th October 2017, 6:00 pm
- Admission:FREE, no booking required
Suitable for adults. Ealing Central Library.
Understanding the NHS Over Time: Archives, Voices, Policy
Monday November 13th Christian Hogsbjerg, 'Every Cook Can Govern': C.L.R James and the Russian Revolution’
Monday December 11th tba
13 Sept Jennifer Reid
Comparing Manchester, Lancashire and Bangladeshi traditional song
Jennifer will also help us launch our contribution to the project ‘A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects'. This is a Heritage Lottery Funded project run in partnership between Lancashire Heritage Learning, Lancashire Life and Museum Development North West. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Lancashire Life, 70 objects have been chosen with the help of the public from 70 different venues in the County Palatine, each telling a story from Lancashire. The project will run throughout September to November 2017, and aims to celebrate Lancashire's history whilst encouraging the people of Lancashire and beyond to explore and engage with their local history.
27 Sept. Could Salford produce another Shelagh Delaney? – round table discussion.
In anticipation of this year's Shelagh Delaney Day, join Shelagh's daughter Charlotte Delaney, her biographer Selina Todd and MaD Theatre Company to discuss whether opportunities exist for young working class women to find a voice and an audience almost 60 years after A Taste of Honey first appeared.
From WCML: Apologies - cancellation of Invisible Histories talk on 11 October
Many apologies for the late notice, but we have just heard that our speaker is unwell. We have therefore had to cancel our Black History Month talk on the 1976-78 Grunwick strike.
The play is based on the experiences of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the strike, and of members of the Strike Committee, and tells of their long battle against the management and establishment forces to gain union recognition.
The Friday performance has already sold out so we encourage you to book tickets for the performance on Saturday 21st as soon as possible here, price £12.50 (£10.50 concessions).
Future talks are:
25 Oct Angela Whitecross
The Co-operative Party 100 years on - a reflection
8 Nov Andy Clark
The occupation of the factories - women's resistance to factory closure in Scotland, 1981-82
22 Nov Cathy Hunt
Brave hearts and missionary zeal - the National Federation of Women Workers 1906-21
6 Dec Neil Faulkner
A people’s history of the Russian Revolution
Full details at www.wcml.org.uk/events.
You can find out more about other local events and activities at https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting.
On Thursday 21 September at 7pm we are pleased to host the launch of Citizens by Ian Parks.
Ian Parks was born in 1959 and is the author of eight collections of poems, the most recent of which was a Poetry Book Society Choice. He was writer in residence at Gladstone's Library in 2012 and Writing Fellow at De Montfort University Leicester from 2012-14. He currently runs the Read to Write Project in Doncaster.
on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October at 7.30pm.
There is now a booklet available containing text and illustrations from the exhibition. It is available price £2 from the Library, or via our online shop.
A travelling version of the exhibition will soon be available for groups to borrow - let us know by emailing email@example.com if you'd like to know more.
There are also travelling versions of our last few exhibition available for lending - examples include Spirit of '45: from warfare to welfare, the James Connolly exhibition We only want the earth, and our WW1 conscientious objector exhibition To end all wars.
FURTHER UPDATES FROM WCML
The film double bill is Famine in Ireland: Remember Skibbereen plus Ireland's Great Hunger; Michael Sheehan will launch his new book The Great Hunger in Manchester, which tells the tragic stories of Irish famine refugees in the city, and there will be readings of verbatim accounts of experiences of the Great Hunger. Angela Durcan and Dominic Kane will round off the day with a selection of songs of the Famine and emigration.
Entry £8 in advance; £10 on the door.
Come and say hello to the volunteers on the Library stall!
Other participants include Salford TUC, the Irwell Valley Mining Project, Elizabeth Gaskell's House and various local history societies.
Entry is free, and refreshments are available.
And on Sunday 8 October at 3pm, at the same venue, Irish Mancunian will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of the Manchester Martyrs with a new play from Straightforward Theatre, Edward and Eliza and the Smashing of the Van.
The year is 1867. Edward Brett and his Irish wife, Eliza are struggling to make a living from their small shop. Edward’s brother, a popular policeman, is shot dead during the rescue of two Irish Republican prisoners in Manchester. A huge upsurge of anti-Irish feeling sweeps the country, and three Irishmen are publicly hanged. Edward and Eliza struggle to cope with their loss, their loyalty to each other and their different cultural backgrounds.
Written by Eileen Murphy, the play explores dilemmas that are still very relevant today. It will be followed by a series of dramatic readings, interspersed with live music from Angela Durcan and Dominic Kane, featuring famous songs from the times.
Entry £8 in advance; £10 on the door.
The contest is open until 20 October 2017. The short films that will are awarded in all categories will be shared across the festival social media platforms and Web site.
Fighting Unemployment, Poverty and Austerity
The Annexe, Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX.
Speakers: Sean Mitchell and Charlotte Hughes
Afterword: How It Went -
A short account of the MQC event on "Fighting Unemployment, Poverty and Austerity" is now available at
Also from/via MQC:-
Film screening under auspices of NUJ Manchester & Salford branch:
Michael Herbert, one of the co-founders of the Mary Quaile club, will be teaching a course on the history of radical women this autumn, starting on 10 October, and running for 10 weeks. This will normally take place between 11am and 1pm. The venue will be the Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford M4 4WX. The cost of the course is £60.
Wakefield Socialist History Group
PLEASE NOTE AMENDED DATE - previously noted as 9th, sorry
"..the ILP is the only British party -at any rate the only one large enough to be worth considering- which aims at anything I should regard as socialism" (Orwell, 1938)
The speakers so far are:
Wakefield Socialist History Group event, THE YORKSHIRE MINERS, is on Saturday 14 October 1pm at the Red Shed, Vicarage Street, Wakefield.
- Ken Capstick will be the opening speaker. He is former Vice President of the Yorkshire NUM. He will be speaking about the "Curious Case of David Swallow." David was born in East Ardsley, Wakefield. He is credited with being the founder of the first national miners union and he played a leading role in the first national strike.
- Huddersfield historian Alan Brooke (author of "Colliers and Hurriers: Working Conditions in Collieries Around Huddersfield") will also be speaking. Again admission is free.
After the Event...
Near Liverpool Street Station; a few minutes walk, between Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields Market.
The East End - A Brief but Contentious History
Wednesday 4 October | 19:00 - 20:00
£9, £5 conc.
Professor John Marriott's illuminating talk questions the nature of the East End as an object of historical inquiry. Challenging the prevailing mythology of the area as a site of criminality and degeneration, he seeks to explore the interconnections among the origins, geographical boundaries and cultural landscape of East London.
Women's and Feminist History 1970 to Today
Wednesday 25 October | 18:30 - 21:00
Join us for an evening exploring women’s history as shown in the archives of Bishopsgate Institute at this free pop-up display. Find out more about grassroots protests, everyday women's lives, and the campaigns that have motivated women from the second wave of feminism in the 1970s to today.
The First Annual Conference of the Centre for Public History,
Queen’s University Belfast
Reflective keynote lectures will be given by leading scholars in the field: Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University), Professor Peter Mandler (tbc) (University of Cambridge), and Professor Jock Phillips (University of Auckland).
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words, and should be accompanied by a short CV and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 September 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 20 September 2017. To find out more about the event, please visit here.
Lycée Jean de la Fontaine (Château-Thierry)
Cette journée d’étude, proposée par l’association des professeurs d’histoire géographie (APHG), s’attache à étudier les bouleversements, notamment de perceptions, nés de la rencontre de l’« Autre » dans la Grande Guerre. Regard des soldats et travailleurs coloniaux sur la France, ou encore celui des troupes allemandes et alliées sur les Noirs, un large panel d’historiens et de spécialistes aborderont la question sous tous les angles. (Une thématique qui fait écho à la série Frères d’armes, diffusée pendant l'exposition qui accompagne l’événement.)
Women's Peace Crusade film and HOUSMANS PEACE DIARY LAUNCH
Wed 4th October @ 7pm
Tickets are free - more information on the Houseman's website.
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross,
London, N1 9DX
tel: 020 7837 4473
The Women's Peace Crusade 1917-1918’
with Alison Ronan Wednesday 4th October,7pm
‘How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power’
with Matthew Bolton in conversation with Wail Qasim
Wednesday 27th September,7pm
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
‘We're Queer And We Should Be Here: The perils and pleasures of being a gay football fan’
with Darryl Telles
Friday 6th October, 7pm
‘1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution’ with Milan Rai
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase.
- 'Way of Seeing: The Bolshevik Revolution and the British Left'. Prof John Callaghan
- 'Against Imperialist War: Communists in the struggle for peace'. Dr Kate Hudson
- 'Crusading Women in the North West'. Dr Alison Ronan
- 'The Last Weapon: Theodora Wilson Wilson'. Maxine Peake (tbc) and Virginia Branney
LSHG starting the term a little later than usual with the first seminar
Monday 16th October, 5.30pm, Room 304 at the Institute of Historical Research, Malet St WC1.
John Rees will be speaking on his recent book The Leveller Revolution.
See blog (linked) for new autumn newsletter.
Liberating Arts Festival
Feature on the event from the Morning Star. http://www.morningstaron
Round-up from PM Press: