Culture Manchester

Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel with Rachel Holmes & Lemn Sissay

  • 15
  • Oct

2021

Friday

7.00pm

Images of writers Rachel Holmes and Lemn Sissay


What does a life in resistance look like? Acclaimed biographer Rachel Holmes (Eleanor Marx) brings Sylvia Pankhurst out of the shadows of her family and shows us her lifelong commitment to human rights and activism; her global adventures and internationalism; her strong connections to Ethiopia, and her determination to fight the evils of racism, fascism and imperialism. Rachel will be in conversation with poet, playwright and performer Lemn Sissay. Lemn is the author of the acclaimed memoir My Name is Why, Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems and the play Something Dark. His specialist subject on Mastermind was ‘Sylvia Pankhurst in Ethiopia.’ 

This event is sponsored by The Edwardian Manchester and presented in partnership with Centre for New Writing, Creative Manchester and Manchester Museum.

Please note: We have reduced the capacity at this venue to increase space between seats so everyone can enjoy the event safely. If you’d like to sit with friends, please book all seats together in the same transaction. Although masks are no longer mandatory under Government guidance, we strongly encourage everyone to wear one when in close proximity to others, particularly when entering and leaving the event. We also encourage everyone to use the sanitation stations on arrival.