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Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick

An inaugural reading and talk about new writing commissioned by the Centre for New ER Images (55)Writing about two nineteenth-century Leicester campaigners, Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick. As outspoken advocates for the campaign to end slavery, they played an active role in swaying public opinion in campaigns. On a local level, they worked and wrote together within their community for the rights of workers in the hosiery industry and prisoners, as well as the poor and aged. Individually, they also produced many literary works, including the first guidebook for Leicester.

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free, so turn up and enjoy!