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A Love Affair with Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell's House 84 Plymouth Grove,, Manchester

A perennial Gaskell favourite is celebrated in this brilliant exhibition at Elizabeth Gaskell's House. The much-loved novel has never been out of print, and from its early serialised incarnation in Charles Dicken’s Household Words to the lovely BBC Television series starring … Continued

Knutsford Meeting – Ruth II

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

Victorian Women in Bed

Elizabeth Gaskell's House 84 Plymouth Grove,, Manchester

A series of plays by Janet Goddard performed in person at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. ‘What is a bed for but to die in?’ asks angry, dead Emily Brontë. We snuggle down to participate in bed adventures with six bold women … Continued

£12

Victorian Women in Bed – New show added

Elizabeth Gaskell's House 84 Plymouth Grove,, Manchester

Due to popular demand, a third show has been added to the run A series of plays by Janet Goddard performed in person at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. ‘What is a bed for but to die in?’ asks angry, dead Emily Brontë. … Continued

£12

Victorian Women in Bed

Elizabeth Gaskell's House 84 Plymouth Grove,, Manchester

A series of plays by Janet Goddard performed in person at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. ‘What is a bed for but to die in?’ asks angry, dead Emily Brontë. We snuggle down to participate in bed adventures with six bold women … Continued

£12

A Christmas Potpourri

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The Friends of Elizabeth Gaskell's House have asked several enthusiasts to give short illustrated talks about their favourite objects in the House. So please sit back, with some suitably festive refreshments to hand, and enjoy. Tickets are £5.50, for more … Continued

£5.50

Manchester Meeting – Elizabeth Gaskell’s Visits to Capesthorne Hall

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

In the late 1840s and early 1850s Elizabeth Gaskell paid a number of visits to her friend Caroline Davenport at Capesthorne Hall, near Congleton, Cheshire. Capesthorne is a red-brick Georgian mansion, remodelled in the 1830s by the architect Edward Blore.  … Continued

£5 – £6

Online Talk – Christmas Customs

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Bringing some festive cheer from Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to your home! Sit back with a mince pie and enjoy the Gaskell Society's Anthony Burton’s talk about seasonal customs from Christmases past. The Victorians rediscovered many traditional customs, from wassail bowls … Continued

£4

New Year Lunch, 2022

Cottons Hotel and Spa Manchester Road, Knutsford

We're thrilled to welcome our members and friends back for our wonderful New Year lunch, now a firm favourite in our society's calendar. Join us at the the Cottons Hotel, Knutsford for a three-course lunch, including coffee and after-lunch entertainment. … Continued

£26 – £28.20

Online Talk – Cranford Illustrators: which bits did they illustrate?

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As part of the Love Affair with Cranford exhibition at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Anthony Burton returns with a new online talk exploring Cranford’s many illustrators. Surveying thirteen varied artists, he asks why they were attracted to illustrate certain aspects of Elizabeth … Continued

£4

Knutsford Meeting – Ruth III

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

Online Talk: North and South – An Introduction

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We are thrilled that Elizabeth Gaskell's House is celebrating North and South during 2022, with a special season of events and talks! The season opener is the Gaskell Society's Elizabeth Williams, with an introduction to this best-known and most-loved of Gaskell's … Continued

£4

Manchester Meeting – Three Lady Writers and Love

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

Join us for a look at how Austen, Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell approach romantic love. Mr Rochester, Mr Darcy and Mr Thornton will all be mentioned! Elizabeth Williams is a retired English lecturer, Gaskell Society member and former Chair … Continued

£5 – £6

Knutsford Meeting – Ruth IV

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting – Lydia Becker

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

To mark International Women's Day we welcome Joanna Williams, who'll be talking to us about Lydia Becker. A tireless campaigner for women's suffrage and the universal education of girls, Becker was also a talented astronomer and botanist. She especially championed … Continued

£5 – £6

Online Talk: North and South – The TV Adaptation

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We are thrilled that Elizabeth Gaskell's House is celebrating North and South during 2022, with a special season of events and talks! The BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s classic novel was a surprise instant hit with television audiences when it … Continued

£4

Knutsford Meeting – March 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

The Gaskell Society Annual General Meeting 2022

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street,, Manchester

Our Annual General Meeting takes place at Cross Street Chapel in April 2022. All Gaskell Society members are welcome for the morning session /AGM. Non-members can join us for the talk, details of which will be confirmed a little nearer the time. Save the date! … Continued

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Knutsford Meeting – April 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill,, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

The Gaskell Society Conference 2022

Celtic Royal Hotel Bangor Street, Caernarfon, North Wales

Our postponed 2021 Conference is going ahead in 2022! Save the dates: 8th - 11th July, 2022. We still intend to hold our Conference in Caernarfon, as North Wales was a place of such significance in Elizabeth Gaskell's life. And … Continued

Online Talk: Milton and Manchester- the Backdrop to North and South

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We are thrilled that Elizabeth Gaskell's House is celebrating North and South during 2022, with a special season of events and talks! The romance of Elizabeth Gaskell’s famous novel North and South is set against the harsh industrial backdrop of her … Continued

£4