Cotton Lords: an afternoon of poetry and song

Come and join us for a wonderful afternoon of moving poetry and music about the Lancashire Cotton Famine, in the atmospheric environment of a building directly affected by the events of the 1860s.

  • Booking essential

The Cotton Famine Poetry project, led by Dr Simon Rennie of the University of Exeter, has been collating and interpreting hundreds of poems relating to the Lancashire Cotton Famine of 1861-65.

This special event at Quarry Bank features a talk where Dr Rennie will explain the significance of the poetry, Jennifer Reid will discuss the broader context of Lancashire song and poetry, and renowned folk band Faustus will perform a selection of their songs inspired by the historic poems.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 248 1895
Suitability
Suitable for children.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The event is taking place in the Grant room, above the Weaving Shed restaurant. Please park in the main car park and follow signs to the mill yard, then to the restaurant, then to the Grant room.
Accessibility
The event takes place on the first floor which can be accessed by a lift.
Other
Tickets can be booked online, or purchased on the day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 August 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Rebecca Abbey
Email
rebecca.abbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01625527468

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