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Buxton International Festival

CANCELLED - Selina Todd

Snakes and Ladders: The Great British Social Mobility MythPavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

From servants’ children who became clerks in Victorian Britain, to managers made redundant by the 2008 financial crash, travelling up or down the social ladder has been a fact of British life for more than a century.

Snakes and Ladders shows how a powerful elite on the top rungs have clung to their perch and prevented others ascending. It also introduces the unsung heroes who created more room at the top – among them adult educators, feminists and trade unionists, whose achievements unleashed the hidden talents of thousands of people.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12