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The Manchester Woman – Mrs G Linnaeus Banks

Before I was sidetracked by Richmal Crompton, I had wanted to feature the writer of The Manchester Man in our occasional series about other women writers of Manchester. And to celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth on 25 March 1821, lets...

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Spring into Elizabeth Gaskell’s House season of online events

Mother’s Day - Online talks & tours - Book launch - Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Gaskell Season Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has earned an outstanding reputation for the quality and variety of its online events, with the programme designed to explore all aspects...

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Literary detectives and Cranford

Over the last few months, a team of our lovely volunteers has been cataloguing all the books we have in the House, and particularly those in William's study. Now this rather huge job is done, they have been identifying the gaps in...

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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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