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Industrial Labour and Cultural Engagement in the Long Nineteenth Century

Friends' Meeting House Mount Street, Manchester

This conference is designed to expand on the remit of the 'Piston, Pen & Press' project and to discuss and reflect upon a wider range of cultural activities engaged in by industrial workers – for example, as dramatists and theatre-goers, … Continued

Pen Portraits – Literary Letters Brought to Life

Elizabeth Gaskell's House 84 Plymouth Grove,, Manchester

A famous writer hiding behind the curtain, a mysterious lady in a portrait and a female author stepping beyond her limits while her scholarly husband makes kites. Pen Portraits is a new series of dramatic monologues in which the original … Continued

£7.00 – £9.00

Heritage Open Day at Cairo Street

Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel 4 Cairo Street, Warrington

Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel Cairo Street is the oldest dissenting Chapel in Warrington and has a wealth of history connected with the town. William and Ann Robson with many other members of the congregation established the Warrington Anti Slavery Society … Continued

Heritage Open Day at Cairo Street

Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel 4 Cairo Street, Warrington

Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel Cairo Street is the oldest dissenting Chapel in Warrington and has a wealth of history connected with the town. William and Ann Robson with many other members of the congregation established the Warrington Anti Slavery Society … Continued

Autumn Meeting 2022

Knutsford Methodist Church Princess Street, Knutsford

The Joan Leach Memorial Lecture A Gaskell Gallery: a comprehensive survey of portraits of Elizabeth and William Gaskell We're delighted to welcome Anthony Burton, who'll deliver the Joan Leach Memorial Lecture at our Autumn meeting. Some eminent Victorians were recorded in hundreds … Continued

£5 – £6

The Gaskell Memorial Service 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Every year, on a Sunday close to what would have been Elizabeth Gaskell's birthday, we lay flowers on her grave (10.45am) at Brook Street Chapel in Knutsford. We also lay flowers on the nearby grave of the Gaskell Society's founder, … Continued

Manchester Meeting – Mr Darwin & Mrs Gaskell

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

Mr Darwin and Mrs Gaskell: a tale of two storytellers In October, we welcome Gordon Chancellor, who will examine the many connections between Charles Darwin and Elizabeth Gaskell, both in their family lives and in their work as great Victorian … Continued

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Knutsford Meeting – October 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

It's a new season and a new novel! Our discussion series for 2022-23 will look at Wives and Daughters. First published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine, between August 1864 and January 1866, Wives and Daughters was unfinished when Elizabeth … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting – November 2022

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

Our  monthly Manchester meeting take place in Cross Street Chapel on the first Tuesday of the month, between October and March (except January). We'll confirm our speakers a little nearer the time - but in the meantime, keep the date! … Continued

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Knutsford Meeting – November 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our discussion series for 2022-23 looks at Wives and Daughters. First published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine, between August 1864 and January 1866, Wives and Daughters was unfinished when Elizabeth died suddenly in 1865. This is many people's favourite … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting – December 2022

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

Our  monthly Manchester meeting take place in Cross Street Chapel on the first Tuesday of the month, between October and March (except January). We'll confirm our speakers a little nearer the time - but in the meantime, keep the date! … Continued

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Knutsford Meeting – January 2023

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our discussion series for 2022-23 looks at Wives and Daughters. First published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine, between August 1864 and January 1866, Wives and Daughters was unfinished when Elizabeth died suddenly in 1865. This is many people's favourite … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting – February 2023

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

Our  monthly Manchester meeting take place in Cross Street Chapel on the first Tuesday of the month, between October and March (except January). We'll confirm our speakers a little nearer the time - but in the meantime, keep the date! … Continued

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Knutsford Meeting – February 2023

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our discussion series for 2022-23 looks at Wives and Daughters. First published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine, between August 1864 and January 1866, Wives and Daughters was unfinished when Elizabeth died suddenly in 1865. This is many people's favourite … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting – March 2023

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

Our  monthly Manchester meeting take place in Cross Street Chapel on the first Tuesday of the month, between October and March (except January). We'll confirm our speakers a little nearer the time - but in the meantime, keep the date! … Continued

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Knutsford Meeting – March 2023

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our discussion series for 2022-23 looks at Wives and Daughters. First published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine, between August 1864 and January 1866, Wives and Daughters was unfinished when Elizabeth died suddenly in 1865. This is many people's favourite … Continued

£5 – £6

The Gaskell Society Annual General Meeting 2023

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

Our AGM takes place at Cross Street Chapel in Manchester. Further details to be confirmed, but do please save the date! 10.00 Tea and Coffee 10.30 AGM 11.45 The Daphne Carrick Memorial Lecture

Knutsford Meeting – April 2023

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our discussion series for 2022-23 looks at Wives and Daughters. First published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine, between August 1864 and January 1866, Wives and Daughters was unfinished when Elizabeth died suddenly in 1865. This is many people's favourite … Continued

£5 – £6