Given the current Covid-19 outbreak, our committee has taken the decision to cancel or postpone our events until further notice. At time of writing, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has closed its doors until a planned review in July. All events listed are subject to change or cancellation.

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Lunchtime Talk: International Women’s Day

8 March, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Dr Diane Duffy, as she explores the writing of Elizabeth Gaskell’s fellow female authors.

Were Elizabeth Gaskell’s women writer friends female scribblers or literary lions? Find out in this talk on Victorian women writers.

And it’s our famous second-hand book sale today too! Enjoy a leisurely browse of our huge selection of books, and treat yourself to delicious tea and cake in our tea room!

Lunch-time talks and readings are included in usual House entry

No booking required, but please make sure you arrive in good time to get a seat.


Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove
Manchester, M13 9LW United Kingdom
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0161 273 2215

As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.