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A Love Affair with Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell's House 84 Plymouth GroveManchester,

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

Manchester Meeting – Elizabeth Gaskell, Farmer?

Cross Street Chapel Cross StreetManchester,

We're delighted to welcome guest speaker Jackie Tucker to our first Cross Street Chapel Manchester meeting in oooh... absolutely ages! We hope you'll be able to join us. In 1851 Elizabeth Gaskell wrote to Eliza Fox that she had ‘turned … Continued

£5 – £6

Knutsford Meeting – Ruth I

Brook Street Chapel Adam's HillKnutsford,

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

Lois the Witch and Other Tales

Zoom online only

Join the team at Elizabeth Gaskell's House online for a spine-tingling talk, perfect for Halloween! Elizabeth Gaskell definitely had a dark side and wrote a number of gothic and ghostly stories. 'Lois the Witch' is set against the backdrop of the … Continued

£4

Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel – November 2021

Cross Street Chapel Cross StreetManchester,

After a long absence, we're very much hoping to be able to meet in person again at Cross Street Chapel in central Manchester.  Details of our speaker and theme will be confirmed in the coming months, but in the meantime, … Continued

£5 – £6

Anne Brontë 200

Cross Street Chapel Cross StreetManchester,

"A Fine and Subtle Spirit" - a bicentenary celebration in words and music A bicentenary celebration for Anne Brontë at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester.  Postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic, this unique concert event features choral settings of Anne’s words, … Continued

£12 – £15

Knutsford Meeting – Ruth II

Brook Street Chapel Adam's HillKnutsford,

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 GroveManchester,

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

Elizabeth Gaskell's House 84 Plymouth GroveManchester,

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

online

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

Online Talk – Christmas Customs

Zoom online only

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

Knutsford Meeting – Ruth III

Brook Street Chapel Adam's HillKnutsford,

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 at Cross Street Chapel – February 2022

Cross Street Chapel Cross StreetManchester,

After a long absence, we're very much hoping to be able to meet in person again at Cross Street Chapel in central Manchester.  Details of our speaker and theme will be confirmed in the coming months, but in the meantime, … Continued

£5 – £6

Knutsford Meeting – Ruth IV

Brook Street Chapel Adam's HillKnutsford,

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 at Cross Street Chapel – March 2022

Cross Street Chapel Cross StreetManchester,

After a long absence, we're very much hoping to be able to meet in person again at Cross Street Chapel in central Manchester.  Details of our speaker and theme will be confirmed in the coming months, but in the meantime, … Continued

£5 – £6

Knutsford Meeting – March 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's HillKnutsford,

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 StreetManchester,

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

£15 – £17.50

Knutsford Meeting – April 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's HillKnutsford,

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