The Working Class Movement Library

Ann: autumn events

Mikron Theatre Company perform Fair Trade: reaping the dividends
Sunday 7th September, 2pm
This new show by Mikron Theatre tells the story of the Co-operative Movement from its roots in the early part of the 19th century when the Industrial Revolution resulted in exploitation and misery for many working people. Now the Co-op Group is one of the largest wholesale and retail companies in Britain. Did it all begin at Toad Lane in Rochdale in 1844? Take your basket down the aisles of history as Mikron bring you the true story, told, of course, with their usual mixture of music, humour and sadness.
Entrance £4.00, payable on the door.

Heritage Open Days
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th Septmber 11am - 4pm
Once again the library will take part in the national scheme which encourages the public to visit buildings of cultural and historical significance. Guides will take visitors on tours of the library's extensive historical collections and see rooms not normally open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. Free. All welcome.

CLR James; a talk by David Renton.
Saturday 4 October 2pm. Free
CLR James was one of the most influential writers on cricket and Marxism of the twentieth century. He was politically active in the West Indies, Britain and the United States, whilst his history of the slave uprising in Haiti The Black Jacobins and his autobiography Beyond a Boundary are classics.
David Renton is the author of CLR James :the enigma of cricket's philosopher king. He also written extensively on socialist history and anti-fascism.
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