Category Archives: Recent Festivals, Talks & Events

WEP Book Club

The Women’s Equality Party book club in York will be discussing Bad Girls: the Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prisonread more

Arvon at Home: Fiction Week

I’m looking forward to tutoring an online Arvon fiction week, ‘Take your writing to the next level’, from November 23rd … read more

Dorich House Museum

I’ve been working with volunteers at Dorich House Museum, the studio home of sculptor Dora Gordine & Richard Hare, on … read more

Suffolk Book League

February 19th, 2020

The suffragettes of Holloway Prison, Suffolk Book League, Ipswich. 7.30pm, the Ipswich Institute, IP1 3A.… read more

Suffolk University Workshop

February 19th, 2020

Historical fiction workshop based on Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World, plus discussion on pathways … read more

Arvon non-fiction retreat

November 18th, 2019

I’ll be teaching on Arvon’s non-fiction tutored retreat from November 18th to the 23rd at the Hurst, … read more

Islington History Society

October 16th, 2019

An illustrated talk on political prisoners at Holloway. Islington Town Hall, London, 7.30pm… read more

Warwick Words History Festival

 

October 2nd, 2019

Lord Leycester Hospital, High Street, Warwick, 10.30am

I’ll be talking about Bad Girls and the history … read more

Archway with Words

On September 14th, I’ll be joining Carl Cattermole and Erika Flowers at the opening event of this year’s Archway … read more

Edwardian Baby Farmers

June 6th 2019

The story of two Edwardian baby farmers and the history behind The Ghost of Lily Painter. … read more

Derby Book Festival

June 2nd

I’ll be talking about Bad Girls and the history of Holloway Prison at the Derby Book Festival, … read more

Islington Guided Walks

 

May 14th 2019

A History of Holloway Prison, The Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association, Islington Town Hall, London, … read more

Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute talk

 

 

April 16th, 2019

Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute, London N6 6BS

‘Bad Girls or Freedom Fighters?’ I’ll be … read more

Broadstairs Literary Festival: Daisy Belle

April 14th, 2019

Yarrow Hotel, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs, 3pm

I’ll be talking about the Thanet landscape and the real life … read more

Housmans Bookshop talk

March 20th, 2019

I’ll be talking about the history of political prisoners at Holloway Prison at Housmans Bookshop, radical booksellers … read more

The Ponds film Q&A

February 10th 2019

I’ll be joining film directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith for a Q&A at the Phoenix Cinemaread more

Vote 100 Women and Prisons panel event

December 12th Vote 100 Women and prisons. Portcullis House, London. 6pm

When I started writing Bad Girls a few … read more

Owl Bookshop Courageous Women

November 14th

I’ll be joining two wonderful Unbound authors to discuss our latest books at the Owl Bookshop, London, … read more

Women and Prison Symposium

November 1st, 2-5pm, Kingston University, Knights Park, Main Lecture Theatre

I took part in a Women and Prison workshop … read more

Courageous Women at Waterstones

October 30th, Waterstones Crouch End, London, 7pm

I joined three wonderful Unbound authors – Stephanie Bretherton, Jessica Hepburn and Miranda … read more

Durham Book Festival

October 7th, Redhills, Durham, 2pm -3.30pm

I talked about the history of Holloway Prison at the Durham Book Festival … read more

Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

October 6th, Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle, CA3

I gave a writing masterclass, Bringing the Past to Life: Starting to read more

Daisy Belle Launch

Daisy Belle was officially launched at the Mixed Pond on Hampstead Heath on Saturday. The heavens smiled on us and … read more

Happy Birthday Lido

 

The Parliament Hill Lido held its 80th birthday celebrations on the evening of August 25th, with swimming, music, food, … read more

Lido’s 80th Birthday

The Parliament Hill Lido turns 80 years old on August 20th, and birthday celebrations will be held on the evening … read more

Alice Hawkins at the Edinburgh Fringe

Peter Barratt, great grandson of suffragette Alice Hawkins, presents the story of his fearless forebear at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe … read more

Holloway Exhibition runs until October 6th

July 13th

Last night Islington Museum launched its exhibition on Holloway Prison, with a focus on ‘the voices which remain … read more

Finsbury Library talk

August 7th Finsbury Library, London ECIV, 6.30pm

I gave an illustrated talk on the history of Holloway Prison and the … read more

Lichfield Festival

July 8th, 12.15 The Guildhall Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

I talked about the suffragettes at Holloway Prison – and how their … read more

Queen’s Park Book Festival

June 30th, 12.30pm. Queen’s Park, London, NW6

‘Bad Girls and Brave Women: Reflections of a Centenary’ – I joined Shami … read more