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Mary Quaile Club event: book launch with Kate Hunter 13th July 2019

We were delighted to welcome Kate Hunter to discuss her  new novel Common Cause, a sequel to her first novel The Case Room,  published by Fledgling Press. Both novels   are set in Edinburgh, beginning in the 1890s, and follow the

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The next Mary Quaile Club event: Sheila Rowbotham in conversation, Saturday 3rd August, 2.30pm

  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. We are delighted to welcome back to Manchester the  socialist-feminist historian and theorist Sheila Rowbotham on the occasion of the republication of her autobiography Promise of a Dream: (Verso). This

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Mary Quaile Club event on 6th April 2019: Launch of our new publication ““For the sake of the women who are to come after” Manchester’s Radical Women 1914 to 1945.

On Saturday 6th  April the Mary Quaile Club launched its latest publication; “For the sake of the women who are to come after” Manchester’s Radical Women 1914 to 1945. Author and socialist historian  Michael Herbert explained how the book was

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“You Can’t Kill the Spirit”: our celebration of International Women’s Day 2019

Our IWD event  You Can’t Kill the Spirit celebrated the history and contemporary actions of women from the Pit Campaigns of 1992-3 to women today active in trade unions and a new Manchester feminist magazine. Our first speaker was Debbie

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Mary Quaile Club/NUJ event, 10th November 2018. Northern Radicalism in 1907: birth of the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester & Birth of the National Union of Journalists.

Our joint event with the Manchester and Salford Branch of the National Union of Journalists explored the vibrant radical history of 1907 in the Manchester area. Our first speaker  was  John Harding  who discussed his latest book Staging Life The

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Mary Quaile Club event: Saturday 6th October, “Dreams and Nightmares: Feminist Utopias and Dystopias”

This event took place in a new venue for us, Levenshulme Old Library, on Cromwell Grove now running as a community space. Our  two guest speakers were  Una McCormack and Ciara O’Sullivan. This session was chaired by Michael Herbert. Una

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Mary Quaile Club event on Saturday 19th May 2018. Northern launch of “Workers’ Play Time”

At our latest event at Three Minute Theatre Suzanne Bury chaired an evening of speeches, drama and song to launch a book of radical plays “Worker’s Play Tme”  edited by  Doug Nicholls, General Secretary of the GFTU. We were very

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