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Work Experience

Hello, I’m George Parker-Conway, I’m an artist based in Manchester. I have been doing some work experience with Elizabeth Gaskell’s House online via Zoom facilitated by Venture Arts. I have found having sessions with Sally at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House for the past...

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What’s your Story? Calling young writers 7-16 year olds

The Portico Sadie Massey Awards are accepting entries for this year's Reading and Writing Competitions, open to ages seven to sixteen. The writing competition asks What's Your Story? In keeping with this theme, the website highlights four people who lived in the North, achieved great things...

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What’s done is Donne.

Why buy Donne? A number of “new” 19th Century volumes have recently been bought to add to the collection of books at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Over the years of restoration, books have been bought and donated to try to reflect the collection...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s February reading list

In February 1855, Elizabeth Gaskell was in Paris with Meta, and staying with her friend Mary Mohl. It wasn't only a social visit - she writes to Marianne 'Monday I had to go to Mme Scheffer's to see her about business (;)...

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Hopeless Romantic

As a wedding coordinator, you might expect me to be a hopeless romantic, and you’d be exactly right! I love all things wedding, I’m captivated by a good love story and I love nothing more than listening to how couples met and...

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