Part of the Write Idea weekend. Details to follow.
Stuff about the city where I live!
Venue: New Cross Learning, 283-285 New Cross Rd, New Cross, London SE14 6AS
Janine will be giving an illustrated talk about Minnie Lansbury. Copies of her biography of Minnie will be on sale at the reduced price of £10 per copy.
Ian Townson reviews 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' in Solidarity 491, 16 January 2019
Minnie Lansbury was one of the rebel Labour councillors of Poplar (East London) who in 1921 forced the Tory¬Liberal coalition government to start central government payments to equalise resources between councils in poor and in well¬off areas.
Janine Booth’s biography of Lansbury is rich in detail about her life; working¬class conditions at the time; and much more. It is a solid achievement given the scarcity of material available on Lansbury to work on.
Janine will add some poetic entertainment to this fundraising quiz night, and will be promoting and selling the new Poetry on the Picket Line anthology.
Venue: New Cross Learning, 283 - 285 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AS
Venue: Finsbury Library
As part of Islington Council Libraries' 'Echoes of Hollowy Prison' series of events, Janine speaks about Minnie Lansbury, who spend six weeks in the prison as part of the successful fight against unfair rates, and who died just ten weeks after her release.
Event poster attached.
Those who fought it
or those who caused it?
Those who saved sixty-five
or those who cost seventy-two?
Those who did not know the tower was clad in torchwood
or those who chose that cladding because it was cheaper?
Those whose chosen job is to walk into burning buildings to save life
or those whose careers are built on making money by cutting corners?