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                    Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel

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                    Rachel Holmes

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                    Rachel Holmes in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti.

                    This is a live online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time*.

                    Sylvia Pankhurst was born into one of Britain's most famous families but she always carved her own way. As well as a militant campaigner for women's suffrage, she was a gifted artist and orator, a designer, newspaper editor and radical visionary.

                    Her activism landed her in Holloway prison where she was tortured, and her notes from this episode are featured in our Unfinished Business exhibition. Pankhurst's life of campaigning led her to America, Soviet Russia, Scandinavia, Europe and East Africa.

                    Biographer Rachel Holmes shares her adventures from inside the Unfinished Business exhibition space, in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti.

                    *Please note, questions may only be submitted to the speakers during the live times.

                    Rachel Holmes is the author of Sylvia Pankhurst, Natural Born Rebel. ‘It’s impossible to summarise adequately a book so magnificent,’ commented The Times . She also wrote Eleanor Marx: A Life, The Secret Life of Dr James Barry and The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman. She is co-editor, with Lisa Appignanensi and Susie Orbach, of Fifty Shades of Feminism and co-commissioning editor, with Josie Rourke and Chris Haydon, of Sixty-Six Books: Twenty-First Century Writers Speak to the King James Bible.

                    Shami Chakrabarti is a barrister and human rights activist. She was shadow attorney general for England and Wales from 2016 to 2020 and was the director of Liberty, an advocacy group promoting civil liberties, from 2003 to 2016. She is the author of On Liberty and Of Women: In the 21st Century.

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                    Details

                    Name: Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel
                    Where: Entrance Hall
                    The British Library
                    96 Euston Road
                    London
                    NW1 2DB
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                    When: -
                    Price: Free Event: £0.00
                    Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
                    boxoffice@bl.uk
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