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The House That Ethel Built

October 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM BST

Premier of new one-act play about the life and work of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth. This will be a rehearsed reading followed by a Q and A with the cast and writer.

Ethel Carnie Holdsworth,  1886 – 1962, poet, journalist, children’s writer and author, was the first working-class woman in Britain to publish a novel and is a rare example of a female working-class novelist. She published ten novels during her lifetime, her most productive period being her time in Slack, Heptonstall. Ethel was a former mill girl who also became a political activist producing possibly the world’s first anti-fascist newspaper, The Clear Light. 

The play dramatises the clash of her ideals with the political climate of the war and post First World War years, the constraints imposed by her marriage and the relationship with her publisher.

Tickets: £6/£3 Members



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Heptonstall Museum
Church Yard Bottom
Heptonstall, HX7 7PL United Kingdom
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