Sat, 13 Nov | Manchester Art Gallery

AUTHOR TALK with TESSA BOASE: The Women Who Saved the Birds

When social historian Tessa Boase asked the RSPB about their Victorian founder, they pleaded a gaping hole in the archives. To a former investigative journalist, this was an irresistible challenge. £8/£6
AUTHOR TALK with TESSA BOASE: The Women Who Saved the Birds

Time & Location

13 Nov, 14:00 – 15:00
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester M2 3JL, UK

About the event

When social historian Tessa Boase asked the RSPB about their Victorian founder, they pleaded a gaping hole in the archives. To a former investigative journalist, this was an irresistible challenge.

This is the thrilling, forgotten story of the brave eco feminists who called out the fashion for 'murderous millinery,' and fought back on behalf of the birds. Moving from a polite tea party in Didsbury to an egret hunt in a Florida swamp, from a metropolitan suffragette rally to a milliner’s dusty workshop, you’ll be taken back in time to a world where every woman, of every class, wore a hat.

'Mesmerising and inspiring' (National Women's Register)... 'Totally gripping' (RSPB)... 'An exceptionally inspired, skilful and entertaining lecture' (Arts Society).

Afterwards: book signing of Etta Lemon: The Woman Who Saved the Birds.

Tickets £8/£6