Sat 24 September
Songs of Struggle meets Songs of Praise: The Discovery of the Chartist Hymn Book
Chartist meetings often began and ended with singing. Dr Michael Sanders, Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Manchester, will give an illustrated talk on the role of song and poetry in the Chartist movement. Come and hear Corista, a Calder Valley choir, perform songs from the recently discovered 'National Chartist Hymn Book' – the first time these songs will have been heard in over a century and a half! This event marks the anniversary of the Great Chartist Meeting at Kersal Moor on Saturday 24 September, 1838.
Suitable for adults.
2.00pm – 3.30pm