At Lowdham Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Lowdham on Friday 6th October 2017 at 2pm – 3.30pm Dr Andy Gritt of Nottingham Trent University will give an illustrated presentation as a timely examination of the history of poverty in Britain from soup kitchens and workhouses to food banks and benefits sanctions.
There will be an opportunity to donate to a local food bank if you would like to bring along tins/dried goods.
Tickets available from The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham or on our box office line 0115 966 3219 £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends (including tea and cake)
Dr Andy Gritt is now not able to speak about the History of Poverty in Britain. However local historian Chris Weir has gallantly stepped in (even changing his Goose Fair plans for us!) and will present his illustrated talk entitled Lace, Slums and the Occasional Riot. Obviously this is a different focus but Chris is going to expand on the “slums” aspect of the talk and will bring in a more national slant with figures from the Chartist movement.
There will still be our planned collection for the local food bank.
Obviously we will refund your ticket money if you would prefer that, but if you are happy to hear Chris (who I am sure many of you will know is a really excellent speaker) then just come along and your ticket will be valid!