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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) | visitchurches.org.uk/york
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