Sunday, 5 March 2017

Huddersfield Literature Festival and International Women's Day 8 March

Events coming up at HLF2017 include Jenni Murray tomorrow at 6.30pm, Fiction at Four with Jenn Ashworth and From Jam Busters to Home Fires with Julie Summers, both on International Women's Day, plus poetry and more:

Jenni Murray on 6 March plus a selection of strong women at events for International Women's Day on 8 March
Don't miss out on these Festival events
Tickets now on sale
Jenni Murray
in conversation with Dr Sarah Falcus

Monday 6 March

Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street, HD1 2TA

Don't miss out on this fantastic event, tomorrow evening.

Presenter of Woman’s Hour since 1987, Dame Jenni Murray talks about her career and reveals the fascinating stories of some of the trailblazing women featured in her latest book, A History of Britain in 21 Women, from Boadicea and Emmeline Pankhurst to Jane Austen and Nicola Sturgeon.
Wednesday 8 March
Celebrate International Women's Day with a variety of events
Fiction at Four:
Jenn Ashworth

4pm - 5pm
Café Ollo, Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, HD1 1RL

The award-winning author of A Kind of Intimacy talks about her eerily beautiful, evocative and highly original fourth novel Fell.
When Annette Clifford returns to her crumbling childhood home, stories from the past come to light through the spirits of her parents.

Ticket price includes coffee/tea and cake

Poetic Licence
Poetry. Laughs.
Craft Beer.
The Taproom, Magic Rock Tap, Willow Lane, HD1 5EB

Verse, comedy and craft beer from some of the country’s most exciting women writers, hosted by Magic Rock Brewing Co.
Award-winning poet Louise Fazackerley heads up this evening of cutting-edge poetry from female writers. Fazackerley recently won the Radio 3 Verb New Voices commission with her spoken word show ‘Love is a Battlefield’, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. Expect consummate skill, infectious laughter and frank honesty. Also performing is ‘lyrical machine gun’ spoken-word poet Toria Garbutt and our Ms. Shakespeare competition-winner, Lily Luty.
Please note the change of performer from that advertised in the Festival brochure.
Julie Summers
From Jambusters to Home Fires
7pm - 8pm 
Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Business School, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH
Over three quarters of a century after the outbreak of the Second World War we are still learning about the impact on everyday life of that most damaging of conflicts. The role of women on the Home Front is often overlooked, yet their contribution to keep the country ticking was of inestimable value.
This talk looks at the role played by women in the countryside, who worked tirelessly to help keen the nation fed, while looking after evacuees, knitting for the troops, making-do and mend for the government and entertaining themselves to keep their spirits up. For many, the village Women’s Institute was a lifesaver. Julie reminds us that their story inspired ITV to create the magnificent drama series Home Fires, featuring Samantha Bond, Francesca Annis and Ruth Gemmell.
Julie Summers is the author of 11 works of non-fiction, including Fashion on the Ration and When the Children Came Home; she also advises ITV on storylines and historical script details.
Lisa M Luxx in Hip Hop Teaser

Lisa M Luxx performs her show Polyphonic Scars and the 4th Brain at the Festival on Tuesday 14th March.
But if you can't wait to see her, check out this curious & eerie video piece by Hip Hop artist Savvy, aka Asavior that features the writer & spoken word artist.
So, the story begins here
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