Edward Carpenter's Leeds: a talk by Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall will be talking about the life and work in Leeds of the 19th century socialist, pacifist, poet and spiritual thinker at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery on 24 March.

In 1874, at the age of 30, Edward Carpenter left behind his clerical fellowship at Cambridge University and headed north in search of an authentic way of life among the working people of Leeds.  Carpenter developed friendships in Leeds that would last for the rest of his life. In later years he would return to the city to give public addresses.

In his talk, in association with the Gallery's Other Stories exhibition, Carpenter's connections Leeds will be explored through the friendships he made and the places he visited.

The talk will take place:

On:  Saturday 24 March

At:   2-3pm

The talk is free and all are welcome. No booking is necessary but limited seating so please arrive early.

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