Welcome, there are three sections, 1st the Poet Laureate, 2nd the History of Wardrobe and 3rd details of a live streamed play, please scroll down to find them :-

1st Section The Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, has kindly supplied feva with his poem “Coronavirus Lockdown” and all six video recordings of his work, “Magnetic Field”.

Enjoy all 6 episodes by clicking on the links below

2nd Section The History of Wardrobe, how Jane Austen would handle a global pandemic with Lucy Adlington.  Have a look at these three videos.

Lucy Adlington took an English degree from Cambridge University and an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York. Lucy specialises in dress history, with a particular interest in Edwardiana and the 1940s. She collects 19th- and 20th-century costume. Her ambition is to own an 18th century gown of Spitalfields silk.

Retail Therapy
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3rd Section Play Reading. Listen to a live reading of “Shake the City”, on Wednesday 19th August 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom.

email your details to milliegastonmg@yahoo.com and you will be sent the deatails to join the Zoom Webinar

About The Play:

Based on the clothworkers strike in Leeds, 1970. Wendy, Laurie, Heather and Margaret work at Burton’s Menswear Factory. On the cusp of the new decade the four women decide to start their own Women’s Liberation Movement meetings in the fight for equality and equal pay. The 90 minute play focuses on the new wave of feminism of the 1970’s and the struggles women faced and fought. ‘SHAKE THE CITY’ puts three dimensional, complex women centre stage using a mixture of comedy and pathos.

2020 has the opportunity for magnificent transformation and we have the power to listen to a wider variety of voices. As well as being a historical dramatization, the play hasa social and economic comment on gender equality and the economic divide between the north and south. The play was written exactly fifty years on from the Leeds Clothworkers strike.