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The Life and Poetry of Samuel Bamford

Samuel Bamford was a weaver, poet, and political reformer.

Born in Middleton, Lancashire in 1788 he is still loved and respected in his hometown. His life traversed the pre and post-industrial eras in Northern England and his two autobiographies published in his lifetime provide a vivid and tangible insight into life during this volatile period of British life.

  • Dates
    Thursday 17th February 2022
    7:00 pm
  • Tickets

    £10.00
    Recommended age group 12+

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Actor Neil Bell – who portrayed Sam in the 2018 Mike Leigh film Peterloo – will be reading from these works as well as reading a selection of Bamford’s poetry.

Samuel’s wife is being played by Jennifer Reid www.jenniferballads.com

Additional notes:

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only if you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email learning@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive, please contact our team on learning@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk
  • Whilst some activities are offered free due to our current funding from ACE and HLF, we have introduced ‘pay what you can’ for some events with a suggested donation. We appreciate donations to ensure we can keep activities running in the future

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