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The Poetry of Humble Life – Friends Event

An entertainment of readings giving glimpses of working-class life from working-class poets with a short background talk about the poets and a humble lunch, including traditional “clap-bread,” as mentioned in Mary Barton, and regional cheeses.

Please advise us of any allergies/dietary requirements by emailing Friends@elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk.

William Gaskell gave lectures on this theme and Elizabeth  featured such poetry in Mary Barton.

Don’t miss this frenzy of humour, pathos, mischief and anger!

1  – Intro talk about the poets

1.30 to 2.15  – Humble Lunch

2.15 to 3.15 – The Entertainment

Tickets £14.50 Friends members, £15.50 non-members

This is a fundraising event run by The Friends of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

22nd Feb 2020

1 PM - 3.30 PM

a whispering of leaves and perfume of flowers always pervaded the rooms

Charlotte Brontë, on visiting 84 Plymouth Grove