28 March, 2018:
I’ll be giving a talk today at Manchester Central Library as part of a series of talks on the city’s history for the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage, where I’m researching a PhD on the origin and persistence of the Angel Meadow slum. The talk starts at 6pm and is free. There’s no need to book. Click here for event details.
24 November, 2017:
I’ll be doing a free talk at Chorlton Book Festival at 2pm today. The talk will form part of Manchester Libraries’ Grand Day Out series, which is aimed at people over 50. The talk is free and anyone who wants to come along will be welcome. I’ll be signing some books after the talk courtesy of Chorlton Book Shop. Click here for event details.
21 June, 2017:
I’m looking forward to giving a talk today at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, after a long break from book-related events. I spent some time at the WCML while doing some research on Friedrich Engels for my book and it is easily one of my favourite libraries. It’s well worth a visit, even if you can’t make my talk today. The talk will be part of the library’s Invisible Histories series. It will start at 2pm and is free. Click here for more details.
19 October, 2016:
I’ll be giving a guest lecture tonight for the Friends of the Manchester Centre for Regional History at Manchester Metropolitan University. The lecture, which starts at 6.30pm, is free for anyone who wants to come along and includes a free glass of wine. I’ll also be answering questions and signing books. The event kicks off a series of history lectures at MCRH. Click here for details.
20 July, 2016:
This afternoon, I’ll be doing a talk about Angel Meadow and family history research at Central Library for members of the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society. The talk, which starts at 1pm, is free for members and costs £3 for non-members. Click here for details. After the talk, I will be answering questions and signing books. Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum is available to buy from the MLFHS bookshop. Click here to buy.
13 June, 2016:
Tonight, I will be doing a book reading, talk, Q&A and book signing at the Portico Library on Mosley Street in Manchester. The library, which was built in 1806, is renowned for its 19th century collections and is home to first editions of books by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell. There is a small charge for this event, which starts at 6.30pm. Click here to book tickets.
11 June, 2016:
I will be doing a talk about Angel Meadow at Manchester Town Hall at 11am today as part of the 2016 Manchester Histories Festival celebration day. The talk is free, but booking is required as seats are limited. Click here for details of how to book tickets. I will also be running a bookstall at the town hall throughout the day and signing copies of Angel Meadow.
4 June, 2016:
Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow as I lead two tours around the former slum with Manchester tour guide Emma Fox. These tours, at 11.30am and 2.30pm, are taking place as part of the Angel Meadow Community History Day during Manchester Histories Festival and are both now unfortunately sold out. A recording of the bell of Angel Meadow’s now demolished St Michael’s Church is also being rung for the first time in 83 years at 2pm.