Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel with Rachel Holmes & Lemn Sissay

  • DATE

    15 October 2021

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Manchester Museum
    University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL

What does a life in resistance look like? Acclaimed biographer Rachel Holmes (Eleanor Marx) brings Sylvia Pankhurst out of the shadows of her family and shows us her lifelong commitment to human rights and activism; her global adventures and internationalism; her strong connections to Ethiopia, and her determination to fight the evils of racism, fascism and imperialism. Rachel will be in conversation with poet, playwright and performer Lemn Sissay. Lemn is the author of the acclaimed memoir My Name is Why, Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems and the play Something Dark. His specialist subject on Mastermind was ‘Sylvia Pankhurst in Ethiopia.’

Presented in partnership with Centre for New Writing, Creative Manchester and Manchester Museum.