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Of Song and Speech: Music and Words from Industrial Lancashire
8 June, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
5:30-6:10: Collections Encounter
Drop in at the Rylands and discover objects and books connected to our exhibition Workers’ Playtime: Culture and Community in Industrial Lancashire. Meet our staff and learn more about the rich intellectual lives of industrial workers in 19th-century Lancashire.
6:15-6:35: Songs from Industrial Lancashire with Jennifer Reid
Discover 19th-century Lancashire ballads with a special performance by Jennifer Reid. Jennifer Reid is a performer of nineteenth century Lancashire dialect and Victorian broadside ballads. The working classes made music as a provocation and this is a tradition Jennifer continues.
6:35-7:15: In Conversation: Jennifer Reid and Michael Sanders
Join us after Jennifer Reid’s performance for a chance to delve deeper into the world of working-class songs and literature from 19th-century Lancashire. Michael Sanders is Professor of 19th-century Writing at the University of Manchester and Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded Piston, Pen & Press project exploring the ways in which the industrial working class accessed and participated in literary culture in Scotland and the North of England in the ‘long Nineteenth Century’.
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