Posted onDecember 3, 2019|Comments Off on Writing with a Mission (via the Rebel Pen Club)
Our Radicals research team have been electrified by the story of the great Ethel Carnie. Project leader Janet Swan considers Ethel’s brief time in London, and how we are now inspired to rename the Pendle Radicals blog in her honour…
Writing with a Mission – One We Can Continue?
Thanks to Pendle Radicals, I have learnt about the amazing Ethel Carnie Holdsworth. I have also had the opportunity to become involved in groups reading her work, and work with song writers who have taken her poems and turned them into songs. When the personal stories start to flow* as a result of this further work, it makes me feel glad that we may be continuing something that was very important to Ethel.
Faye Wetherall brings you the latest on the Pendle Radicals mission to tell the world about Ethel Carnie Holdsworth…
Last week we had yet another successful Ethel Carnie inspired tea party, thanks to great company and, of course, great cake! Ethel Carnie Holdsworth is just one of an extraordinary cast of characters that Pendle Radicals aims to explore. She was the first working class woman in Britain to publish a novel and, despite juggling being a wife and mother, she was a remarkable poet and social activist.
Posted onJanuary 16, 2019|Comments Off on Links in a Chain (via the Radical Echo)
Anne Cochrane, a member of the Pendle Radicals project volunteer Radical Research Team, shares some fascinating connections discovered during her work as a volunteer researcher and archivist…
I now have three volunteering hats, one is for Burnley Library and the Lancashire Archive, one is for the Pendle Radicals project, and the third is as unofficial keeper of the archive for Lowerhouse Cricket Club, (1862 – and counting). I can prove that all three projects are actually connected, albeit the cricket club link is a bit tenuous, so I can wear all three hats at once, I am thinking flat caps here rather than top hats.
Posted onDecember 10, 2018|Comments Off on A fruitful encounter… (via the Radical Echo)
Janet Swan tells of a fruitful encounter between the volunteer Radicals’ Research Team and a knowledgeableguest…
On the 20th November a group of us who have been researching the life of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth as part of the Pendle Radicals Project, met together to look more closely at her poetry and to meet with a very knowledgeable guest.
As part of the our Pendle Radicals programme we have the opportunity to put forward a poem by Ethel Carnie Holdsworth for inclusion into the National Archive. Ethel is one of the Radicals our volunteer team have been researching, and she has certainly caught their imagination. We would like you to vote on your favourite poem of hers, from the following. You can vote either on our Facebook page, by typing the name of your favourite poem in the comments beneath the post about this, or by emailing the name of the poem to Faye@midpenninearts.org.uk
You can download a PDF of the information on this page HERE.