Events

Constance Harper’s songs at Plymouth Grove

Maria Quinn knew Constance and Lilian Harper who lived in our house on Plymouth Grove after the Gaskells, and when she visited the House recently she told us about her friendship with the two Harper sisters - you can read about it...

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Soaking up the Atmosphere – Observational drawing with TLC St Lukes

As part of our Ruskin Sharing heritage project local community group TLC St Lukes are delivering a multi-media observational project in partnership with their Breathing Spaces Project. The group returned again to Elizabeth Gaskell's House last week for the third in the series...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s lady’s maid – a dramatic imagining

The background: earlier this year, the House was successful in securing funding from the Arts Council for a collaborative programme of arts activities which included a series of creative writing workshops. These used the current House exhibition, Household Commotion - Elizabeth Gaskell and the 'awful...

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The Sound of Servants – The Musical!

Everybody who came to see the musical on 27 April thoroughly enjoyed it.  The Herizons group with enJOY Arts and Claire Mooney put on a stunning performance, telling the stories of servants who worked at the house, through drama and original songs...

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The right words in the right order…

The background: the House has been successful in securing funding from the Arts Council for a collaborative programme of arts activities which includes a series of creative writing workshops. Here, Ben Cassidy, who is attending the programme, describes his experience of the second session....

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