Posted onJune 7, 2022|Comments Off on Ethel on International Women’s Day (via the Rebel Pen Club)
A Week in Lancashire Part Two
PhD researcher and Radicals collaborator Jenny Harper had a very busy week on her first study visit to Lancashire. It started with a delve into some precious public collections, which you can read about HERE, followed by a rather special ride on a charabanc!
My packed week of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth-related activities continued with a ride on a charabanc (vintage bus) arranged by cultural partner Mid Pennine Arts through its Pendle Radicals project. PhD work isn’t just about archival research, it also involves connecting with a wider research community, and learning from existing experts in the field. The charabanc event was a great opportunity to do this. The tour marked International Women’s Day on March 8th and was a day-long celebration of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth’s work and life, including visits to many of the locations across East Lancashire (and a bit of Yorkshire), that were of importance to her.
Posted onDecember 22, 2021|Comments Off on Selina at the Unity (via the Rebel Pen Club)
In autumn 2021, many of our Radicals contributors joined the celebration events for the delayed and much-anticipated launch of the Selina Cooper project at Nelson’s Unity Hall. Selina at the Unity has now been featured in the North West History Journal. Kevin Webb, one of the prime movers behind this lovely project, gave us this recap on how it all came about. Read the full article on our Rebel Pen Club blog.
Posted onAugust 16, 2021|Comments Off on #I_AM_CLARION (via the Rebel Pen Club)
Sunday 19 September
Clarion Sunday 2021
An artist’s project to celebrate this unique and historic event
Clarion Sunday is the annual pilgrimage to the last Clarion House by Clarion Cycling Clubs across the north of England. It is always a special occasion. This year, after repeat postponements, it really means a lot. So we have commissioned Alan Ward for an artist project to make the experience of taking part just a bit more special. If you are a club member, an individual cyclist, or just a Clarion enthusiast, Alan wants to hear from you.
Posted onMay 27, 2021|Comments Off on Something Borrowed, Something BLUE – Rosie’s Plaques x Pendle Radicals (via the Rebel Pen Club)
We are delighted to be welcoming this award-winning women’s project from Norwich, coming to Clarion House in July 2021 as first stop of their Covid-delayed national tour. Shonagh Ingram explains the inspiration for this fantastic project, and the challenge that it gives us… Which extraordinary but unsung, radical women to celebrate? There are so, so many to choose from!
It’s just a nondescript one chord teenage angstism.
40 years later, and catalysed by Mid Pennine Arts (no hyphen), who were there right at the start, the idea of a celebration of the local punk scene is born. It slots neatly into Mid Pennine’s Pendle Radicalsproject. We’re close to Pendle (I have a splendid view from the ranch) and by jove we’re radical.