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Buxton International Festival

Rebecca Williams

In conversation with Lennie Goodings, 10:00am Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Climbing the Bookshelves: A Tribute to Shirley Williams

‘That politics was the most exciting of all the exciting things in the world I never doubted’

Join us for a celebration of the life of Shirley, Baroness Williams of Crosby – politician, cabinet minister, Peer, academic, daughter, mother and long-time BIF supporter, who died in April 2021 at the age of 90, after a long and exciting life. As the child of writer and activist Vera Brittain, who grew up in Buxton, and political scientist George Catlin, Shirley was born into politics. Both her parents encouraged her to have high ambitions in what was still, overwhelmingly, a man’s world. Shirley’s daughter Rebecca Williams will be in conversation with Virago Chair Lennie Goodings as Virago reissue Shirley’s acclaimed biography Climbing the Bookshelves, which includes a new preface by Rebecca.

Sponsored by No.6 The Square Tearooms

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  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £15