To Monday 8 August. Walter Rodney – 40% Off Verso Books
Tuesday 16 August. 7pm. Forbidden Kinder: The 1932 Kinder Scout Mass Tresspass
Talk by Keith Warrender for North East Labour History Society
Friday 30 September. Release Of The Chineke! Orchestra New Album on Coleridge-Taylor
The DECCA album includes the famous Violin Concerto in G minor which was originally written for Minnie “Maud” Powell, US violinist Elena Urioste, and a world premiere recording of a work by Avril Coleridge-Taylor.
Monday 17 October . Close of Call For Abstracts On British Far Left
It’s good to see that former Croydon Labour activist Daniel Frost who recently completed his PhD on the left in Croydon is one of the joint editors along with the prolific Matthew Worley on a new volume on the history of the Far left in Britain since 1956.
Saturday 29 October. 2.30pm. Jim Larkin
Dr Emmet O’Connor is to deliver the Society for the Study of Labour History’s first annual John Halstead Memorial Lecture online on the topic of Jim Larkin, the Irish socialist and trade union leader.
The Beckfords, Slavery and Soho Square
Slavery, Empire, Memory
Durham History Department’s Decolonisation website
Wandsworth Common Chronicles
August’s edition is now online. Several of the stories relate to a remarkable aerial photograph of the Common taken 75 years ago (in 1947).
Society For The Study Of Labour History
Communist women leaders in the 1920s and 1930s
Labour History Review Volume 87 (2022), Issue 2 inc: Liam Ryan on Citizen strike breakers: volunteers, strikes and the state in Britain, 1911-1926; Kevin Morgan on Bolshevization, Stalinization, and Party Ritual: The Congresses of the Communist Party of Great Britain, 1920-1943; Linda Arch on ‘The Bricks and Mortar of All Policy Areas Which Concern Government’: Statistics and the Labour Force Survey at its UK Origins.
Annual Essay Award
Gregory Billam Breakdown in the Communist Anglosphere? The Communist Party of Great Britain and Communist Party of Australia debate, 1947-1948.
Remainder Books: www.psbooks.co.uk
Ann Clwyd. Rebel with a Cause. No. 513833
Rachel Homes. The Secret Life of Dr James Barry. No. 518450
Joan Ruddock. Going Nowhere: A Memoir. No. 508778
Stephen Taylor. Defiance. The Life and Choices of Lady Ann eBarnard. No. 505203
Booker T. Washington. Up From Slavery. No.513978
Death of Bristol 1963 bus boycott organiser reported on front page of The Guardian.4 August, and p. 15
Len Johnson, Boxer
Thomas Picton, Welsh Slave Owner
Re-presentation of his portrait in the National Musuem Cardiff. The Guardian.2 August.
Tayo Aluko writes about him:
Shirley Thompson and the Lionesses
Composer Shirley Thompson writes on her Facebook page:
‘Beautiful Game – the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Anthem
Thrilled to have composed the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Anthem that was played at all the tournament stadia since 6 July and impacted at least 3 million young & adult persons through the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Arts Heritage project since April this year.
The words sent in from the public say it all about the #Lionesses!
‘We never give up
We’re brave & courageous
With passion we play
The roar of the crowd is electrifying
We’ll make history today…’
Many Thanks to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Football Association, the Arts Council, Lottery Heritage Funding for Good Causes, the Community Choirs & so many that contributed to the UEFA Arts Heritage project.’