Posted onFebruary 23, 2021|Comments Off on Rhythm of the Looms (via the Rebel Pen Club)
In this blog we hear from the team commissioned to create our first podcast series for Pendle Radicals. Over the past two years they, plus the Pendle Radicals volunteers and the Clarion Choir, have worked with us on a series of sharing events based around Ethel Carnie Holdsworth’s life and works. All the research was intended for a final performance piece, which may still happen in the future, but wasn’t possible in 2020. However, that gave us the opportunity to concentrate on our long held ambition to create some original audio, and so the podcast idea was born! It was a new adventure for them too, so what did Jules, Liz and Scott make of the experience…
Posted onDecember 7, 2020|Comments Off on A Podcast and a PhD (via the Rebel Pen Club)
It is two years now since our Pendle Radicals team embarked on an enquiry into the singular life and work of the extraordinary Ethel Carnie Holdsworth. Now we can tell you about two exciting developments in swift succession, which give a wonderful new impetus to our ongoing research into Ethel.
Read about the fully funded collaborative doctorate, now being advertised, the PhD is entitled ‘Songs of a Factory Girl: Ethel Carnie Holdsworth and radical working-class women’s writing’.
Also find out about our partnership with the BBC Novels project, Lancashire Library Service and Libraries Connected (a national body that aims to maximise the offer from libraries), on creating a podcast about Ethel.
You can read about both in the latest blog on the Radicals’ Rebel Pen Club site.
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.