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Key dates in 2019
Sunday 27 January. Holocaust Remembrance Day
Saturday 2 March. International Women’s Day
There will be a lot of talks, etc about the Peterloo Massacre (16 August 1819) during the year as more and more people become aware of it through Mike Leigh’s film.
Saturday 19 January. 2pm
John Belcham, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Liverpool, who was an advisor on the film, will speak at Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Labour History Society.
Chesterfield Labour Club, Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
Working Class Movement Library Salford events
Ends Thursday 24 January Exhibition: Votes for women . . . or votes for ladies?
Thursday 31 January. 6pm. Guernica Remakings
Launch of exhibition at Working Class Movement Library exploring the ongoing power of Pablo Picasso’s iconic 1937 painting Guernica through a display of 21st century reworkings from across the globe.
Wednesday 13 March. 2pm. Guernica Remakings
Exhibition curator Nicola Ashmore illustrated talk that explores Guernica and its remakings as a call to action, pushing back at those in power who choose to act to the detriment of civilians.
Saturday 2 March. A century of women’s protest in the North of England
Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 March. Rouse Ye Women
Townsend Productions play telling the story of the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath who in 1910 began a successful ten-week strike to more than double their earnings and establish the principle of a national minimum wage. Tickets now available
Sunday 14 April. 2pm. Those who were there – the people at Peterloo have their say
Radical Readings fundraiser
Voluntary Action History Society talks 2019
21 January. Andy Jones on Jonathan Dimbleby’s Unknown Famine: Television, Humanitarianism and Politics in Britain
4 February. Colin Rochester. Hybrid Organisations Past and Present
18 February. Aoife O’Leary McNeice. The British Relief Association and Global Philanthropy during the Great Irish Famine
4 March. Alex Murdoch. How food got its bank: The background and evolution of food banking
18 March. Mel Wright. Sometimes there’s a breakthrough! Neighbourhood action and social support since 1977
29 April Peter Grant. The Psychogeography of Philanthropy
13 May Michael Nelles (The Institute of Conservation). Subject TBA
10 June. Barry Knight (Centris). A Witness Seminar
VAHS Seminars are held in Room 304, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House. 6-8pm. All are welcome.
Black History News
Paul Robeson events in USA
Tayo Aluko on Jeff Sparrow’s book on Robeson
Dalhousie University – slavery apology, but no name change
Panel chair Afua Cooper says Dalhousie is ‘not the same institution’ it was in 1818
Useful blog discussions
Gateshead People’s Archive project update