The wicked have drawn out the sword, they have cast down the poor and needy and such as be of upright conversation.
(Peterloo commemorative medal with text from Psalm 37:14))

With Alan Sennett, Creina Mansfield and Barry Wood, and readings by Pam Buckenham.

This day school will look at the events in St.Peter’s Field, Manchester on 16th August 1819, both from an historical and literary perspective.

Morning session 10.15 to 12.45

  • an illustrated lecture about Peterloo [A.S]
  • A presentation about Carolyn O’Brien’s novel The Song of Peterloo, published by Legend Press [C.M]
  • Lunch break. Packed lunch can be eaten on the premises or there are many cafes in the area.

Afternoon session 1.30 to 4

  • Selected readings from “The Masque of Anarchy” with short lecture and discussion on the politics of Shelley’s poem [B.W]
  • General Summing-up. Peterloo: history, literature and myth.

Dayschool: Saturday.  March 23rd 2024 
Time: 10.15 to 4 pm GMT/BST

Cross Street Chapel,
Cross Street,

Price Early Bird Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 8 50

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to the address below

Contact for bacs details or to send a cheque: Creina Mansfield, Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2EF. 01625 511581 or

Barry Wood, 12 St Brannock’s Rd Manchester  M21 0UP 0161 881 1375