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Anne Lister : events 2010

February 2010

Sunday 7 Feb: Hebden Bridge 2.30 pm.

Venue: Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EP.
Title: An afternoon with Anne Lister and friends.
Speakers: Jill Liddington, Helena Whitbread, plus GAYLIC presentation.
Admission: tickets £2 (£1.50 concessions).
Organization: Calderdale Libraries for LGBT History Month. Enquiries: 01422 392606.
Nearest bookshop: The Bookcase, 29 Market St, Hebden Bridge, 01422 845353.
Event organizer: Anna Turner, Reader Development Librarian, Central Library, Halifax.

May 2010

Sunday 16 May: Halifax 11 am.

Title: Anne Lister walk around Halifax and Shibden.
Venue: meet at Halifax Piece Hall, north entrance (near Woolshops car-park).
Walking: a 3½ mile circular route, involving two steep climbs; boots advisable; bring  packed lunch, or eat at Shibden Mereside café (reserved meal when you book).
Organization: Julie Swift, Calderdale Countryside Service.  
Booking essential: Julie Swift on 01422 393273 or Julie.swift@calderdale.gov.uk
Further details: Calderdale’s brochure Walk on the Wildside (from late March).
Nearest bookshop: Wades, 14-16 Rawson St, Halifax HX1 1NJ, 01422 354400.

Monday 31 May: BBC2

Anne Lister drama 9 pm: The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. A life less ordinary – starring Maxine Peake.

Anne Lister documentary 10.30 pm: Revealing Anne Lister – presented by Sue Perkins. Filmed at Shibden and in Halifax, including interviews with Helena Whitbread and Jill Liddington.

June 2010

Sunday 20 June:  Mereside Visitor Centre, Shibden  2pm.

Venue: Mereside Visitor Centre, Shibden Park, near Halifax.
Title: ‘In token of our union’: same-sex partnership ceremonies 1834.
Admission:  £5 (includes entrance to Shibden Hall on one occasion in the following month).
Please book tickets on 01422 352246/321455.
Organization:   Calderdale Museums.
Organizer: Claire Selby, Curator, Social History, Shibden Hall, 01422  352246/321455.
Nearest bookshop: Wades, 14-16 Rawson St, Halifax HX1 1NJ, 01422 354400.

Description: In 1832 Anne Lister returned home to Shibden, feeling bitterly betrayed by another woman’s marriage plans. She confided in her diary: ‘Here I am, at forty-one, with  a heart to seek’. She found Ann Walker, a neighbouring heiress – and in 1834 their union was celebrated with an exchange of rings. In this talk, Jill Liddington explores same-sex partnership ceremonies – 175 years ago.

For further details, see: Herstoria magazine (available late February), with feature on Anne Lister by Jill Liddington and Alison Oram, plus illustrated guide to the walk: www.herstoria.com

Tuesday 22 June : Leeds  5.30 pm.

Venue: Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School (LUBS).
Title: Decoding Anne Lister: the diaries of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall 1791-1840.
Speakers:  Professor Alison Oram (LMU) and Dr Jill Liddington.
Organization: Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS), University of Leeds, and Leeds Metropolitan University.
To book a place & enquiries: Matthew Wilkinson, CIGC co-ordinator
– 0113 343 3770 & M.Wilkinson@leeds.ac.uk  
Refreshments - served prior to the lecture.
For abstract of lecture: www.gender-studies.leeds.ac.uk   - & go to events page; this also gives link to LUBS location map on Leeds University campus.

Thursday 23 September: Halifax 6 pm.

Title: Anne Lister walk around Halifax and Shibden.
Venue: meet at Halifax Piece Hall, north entrance (near Woolshops car-park).
Walking: a 3½ mile circular route, involving two steep climbs; boots advisable.
Organization: South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival.
Further details: Shibden Museum 01422 352246.

Description: In 1826 Anne Lister inherited Shibden Hall estate, just over the brow of the steep hill above Halifax. The town was busily industrializing while the countryside around Shibden remained anciently rural. This walk climbs from the Parish Church up Old Bank, then meanders down through Shibden Park to the lake below. It visits some of Anne Lister’s agricultural tenancies and coal mines - exploring the landscape so very familiar to her.
Nearest bookshop: Wades, 14-16 Rawson St, Halifax HX1 1NJ, 01422 354400.

December 2010

Thursday 2nd December 6.30 pm Sheffield

Venue: Firth Court, Firth Hall, Sheffield University S10 2TN.
Title: Decoding Anne Lister: the diaries of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall 1791-1840.
Speakers: Alison Oram and Jill Liddington.
Organization: Gay Icons Project.
Tickets: £4. Concessions £3. Students/unwaged/under 26 £2. Includes glass of wine.
Box Office: 0114 256 5567. Enquiries: 0114 222 0468.
Email: info@GayIconsProject.co.uk
Website: www.gayiconsproject.co.uk