Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Mary's Music Cafe: Celebrating the life of Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman title page from the first American edition
Mary Wollstonecraft 's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
title page from the first American edition
Newington Green Meeting House is London's oldest Nonconformist place of worship still in use. It was founded in 1708 by English Dissenters, a community of which had been gathering around Newington Green for at least half a century before that date. 

The newly restored church is about to celebrate the 262nd birthday of one of its attendees, the English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) whose most famous book was A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).

From 25 April to 2 May 2021 there will be a programme of talks, concerts, discussion and more on-line celebrating her birthday.

As part of celebrations, there will be two short teaser events for Mary's Music Cafe, a regular quarterly musical event which will be featuring an eclectic range of music by women from around the world and through the ages reflecting the history of radical thought and the people of the Newington Green community. 

The teaser concerts will be exploring themes of feminism, diversity, class, human rights, social activism and dissent,  from Hildegard von Bingen to Barbara Strozzi, Libby Larsen to Undine Moore Smith.

Further information about events of the birthday week from Eventbrite,  and a full list of events at Newington Green Meeting House including Mary's Music Cafe at their website.

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