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Eleanor Marx – Celebration of Anniversary

 Eleanor Marx

A Life of Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism

2pm on Saturday 16 January Venner Road Hall SE26 5EQ See a map here

Celebrate the 160th anniversary of the birth of Eleanor Marx in Sydenham where she ended her life.

Eleanor played a pivotal role in the development of the trade union movement (especially ‘new unionism’), the birth of the Labour Party and as a tireless fighter for working class people, especially women, all over the globe.

The event will include speeches from Eleanor’s biographer, Rachel Holmes, author of Eleanor Marx: A Life (a former Radio 4 book of the week) and Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party.

Performances by Townsend Productions (making a name for delivering ‘vivid, politically committed theatre’ – the Observer) and an exhibition of photographs entitled Women in Struggle. All the family welcome. Refreshments available.

Hosted by Lewisham Socialist Party