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What’s On in October
Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War tragedy
Friday 29 October at 14:00
Join author and historian Anne Sebba as she brings to life Ethel Rosenberg’s tragic story with dramatic prison letters that Ethel exchanged with her husband, lawyer and psychotherapist over a three-year period, as well as interviews with Ethel’s two sons and others who knew her, including a fellow prisoner.
All the Kings’ Fools: Disability and the Tudors
Wednesday 17 November at 19:30
From the nobility to the lowest of society (including William Somer, Henry VIII’s fool at court), Phillipa Vincent-Connolly casts a light on the lives of disabled people in Tudor England and guides us through the social, religious, cultural and ruling classes’ response to disability as it was then perceived.
Live audio-drama: A stranger in a strange place
Thursday 18 November at 19:00
The true story of Claudius Smart, a Jamaican Marine Engineer, is brought shockingly to life in this one-off audio-play, which explores the repatriation of people from the British West Indies in 1920s Liverpool. Written by Mel Pennant. Produced in collaboration with Tamasha.