Workshops and Events

Grit, Grace and Gumption – Glimpses of a Factory Girl

Date: Saturday 26th October

Time: 2-3.30pm

Venue: Accrington Library

Entry: Free, no need to book

The extraordinary story of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, born in Oswaldtwistle and a mill girl at eleven, who somehow reinvented herself as a prolific, celebrity writer. Audacious and challenging, Ethel’s writing pulled no punches about the plight of women and the grim life of mill workers. Encounter this fantastic woman who aimed to inspire, through readings of her poetry and prose, songs and discussion.

Presented by Mid Pennine Arts through their Pendle Radicals project.