“I was not born to live alone”: Britain’s first modern lesbian

When:
February 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Where:
Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF
Goodramgate
York YO1 7LF
UK
Cost:
£5.00
Contact:
The Churches Conservation Trust

Unearthed from their hiding place behind a wall in Shibden Hall, the secret diaries of pioneering Yorkshire landowner Anne Lister (1791-1840) tell the story of Britain’s ‘first modern lesbian’. Partly written in code, they detail her extraordinary life and several romantic relationships with women.
Join us for a talk from historian Helena Whitbread, who edited Anne’s diaries for publication, followed by a screening of the BBC drama The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, starring Maxine Peake.

Organised by: The Churches Conservation Trust
Tickets: £5 via Churches Conservation Trust website
More information: Ed van der Molen (evandermolen@thecct.org.uk) | visitchurches.org.uk/york
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access