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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Summer Evening Talk: Mary Barton’s Manchester
Wednesday 10 July, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm£8
Join us for a summer evening talk on the 1840s Manchester of Elizabeth Gaskell’s first novel, Mary Barton.
Dr Diane Duffy will lead you on a literary journey of discovery of the places, buildings and landmarks of the city as featured in the book, with extracts from the text to map the way.
This fascinating talk will interest anyone who wants to find out more about historical Manchester in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing and is a perfect companion to Sherry Ashworth’s introductory workshop session on the novel.
Tickets are £8. Included in the event is a glass of wine to round off the perfect summer literary evening.
As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.