Peterloo - The English Uprising
Venue: The Library @ 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BD
Date: 24 Jan 2020
This event is part of StonyWords. For further information please see: https://stonywords.org.uk/.
Robert Poole is the author of Peterloo – The English Uprising and of Peterloo: The Graphic Novel. He is Professor of History at the University of Central Lancashire.
In this illustrated talk, he will give a new and detailed account of the landmark event In Manchester in August 1819 that shaped the development of democracy in Britain. He will also look at Mike Leigh’s recent film on the subject, for which he was an adviser, and how a graphic novel came to explore the events.
Copies of the book for sale and signing.
The talk will be followed by a performance of Peterloo and Its Legacy by members of the Stony Stratford Theatre Society.
Organiser: Rob and Liz Gifford
Admission: £5 including refreshments. To reserve a place, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01908 562025 or use the contact form on the website. Let us know if you also want to stay for the performance afterwards.