1917 and the British Labour Movement

Oct 5th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A one-day conference to explore the impact of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 on the British Labour and peace movements will be held at the Working Class Movement Library on Saturday 4 November.

1917 flyer

Presented by the Library and the Peace History Conference, the day will include a mix of lectures, films and readings “to illuminate the lessons that we can use in our ongoing activism to make the future world more peaceful”.

The events will start with a guided walk around the Manchester Peace Trail on Friday 3 November, and continue on Saturday with a day of talks and activities, including: ‘The Bolshevik Revolution at the British Left’ by Professor John Callaghan; ‘Crusading Women in the North West’ by Dr Alison Ronan; and readings by actor Maxine Peake from ‘The Last Weapon’ by Theodora Wilson Wilson.

Registration costs £15 (£10 concessions) and places can be booked here.

What: 1917
When: 9.15am-4.30pm, Saturday 4 November 2017
Where: Old Fire Station, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford M5 4NL

The conference is organised by Greater Manchester and District CND.


More about the Working Class Movement Library is here.

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