Diary

Self and Society on the British Home Front: Some Women’s Diaries of the Second World War, West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network, 6 pm for 6.30 pm, 28 February 2020, The Museum of Bath at Work, 348 Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH

Join me and fellow WESWWHN committee members for a talk by Professor Penny Summerfield. All welcome. Entry £6.00 including a glass of wine. Book places in advance by emailing Katherine Holden (Katherineuna.holden@gmail.com). For information about WESWWHN see our website.


Stories of Inspirational Women, Weston-super-Mare Literary Festival, 3.30 pm, 6 March 2020, Weston Museum, Burlington St, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1PR

I will be attending the unveiling of a blue plaque to Bristol-born suffragette Emmeline Pethick Lawrence at Lewisham House, 80 Bristol Road Lower, Weston-super-Mare (where Emmeline spent her childhood) on 6 March 2020 at 2.00 pm. The unveiling will be followed by “Stories of Inspirational Women” – a panel event at Weston Museum from 3.30 pm. Stories of Inspirational Women focuses on historical women who were thinkers and activists ahead of their time, as part of Weston’s Literature Festival. Becky Walsh will interview the panellists – myself, writer and explorer Jacki Hill-Murphy, and biographer Kathryn Atherton (Suffragette Planners and Plotters: The Pankhurst/Pethick-Lawrence Story).  For information about Weston-super-Mare Literature Festival see  https://www.wsm-tc.gov.uk/news-events/weston-literature-festival/. Booking details to follow.


The Horfield Five, Lunch Time Lecture Series at Bristol Central Library, 12.30 to 1.30 pm, 12 March 2020, Bristol Central Library, Deanery Road, City Centre, Bristol, BS1 5TL

A talk about the Bristol suffragettes in the Central Library’s Lunch Time Lecture Series as part of a month of events commemorating International Women’s Day. Free, no need to book. For information about Bristol Central Library follow this link


Lunchtime Lecture: The Dan Foster Mysteries, Friends of Bishopston Library, 1 pm to 2 pm, Friday 20 March 2020, Bishopston Library, Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BN

A talk about the Dan Foster Mysteries. Tickets £3.00, book at Eventbrite. Information about the Friends of Bishopston Library here.  For details of Bishopston Library see their website.


Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival, 10 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday 25 April 2020, Hawkesbury Upton

 A panel debate on historical fiction and historical fact. Details to follow. For information about the festival see the HULF website.


My Era’s Better Than Yours, Wotton Arts Festival, 2 May 2020

I will be chairing a light-hearted ‘battle of the eras’ with a group of historical novelists and writers at the Fiftieth Wotton Arts Festival. Details to follow. For information about the festival see the Wotton Arts Festival Website.