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Ethel Carnie: local lass, local voice

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Great Harwood Library

74 Queen Street

Great Harwood

BB6 7AL

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Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, working class writer, feminist, and socialist activist from Lancashire, was the first working class woman in Britain to publish a novel. She published at least ten novels in her lifetime. The team at Mid Pennine Arts have been uncovering more fascinating details of her life.

Ethel was a typical tough local lass and she was also remarkably passionate about the arts, politics and social justice and became the voice of all tough local lasses everywhere, then and now.

This presentation celebrates some of Ethel's remarkable voice in poems, readings and song. It is an extract from a longer soundscape project. Ethel's work almost disappeared, and this piece shows the determination of many people to not only find it, but to make sure it never gets lost again.

Pendle Radicals is a project of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

This event is Pay What You Decide. You can book a seat, or just turn up but will be asked to pay for your ticket at the end, based on what you can afford or thought the event was worth.

Suitable for ages 10+

This event is organised in partnership with the library. However, If you have any questions about the event or the venue please call 01254 660360 or email sue@spotonlancashire.co.uk

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