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Last updated:04 December 2017

"The world is my country": a celebration of the life and writings of Thomas Paine, "the most valuable Englishman ever"

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Date: 27th Jan 2018

Event time: 13:00 to 16:00

Thomas PaineIn the 1820s radical  groups in Manchester and elsewhere celebrated the birthday of Thomas Paine. At this event we will be reviving the custom and highlighting Paine’s ideas in works such as Common sense, The rights of man and The age of reason, which were enormously influential in the British radical movement of the late 18th century.  We are delighted to welcome as special guests the writer Trevor Griffiths, author of a play about Paine, These are the times, and Mandy Vere from News from Nowhere bookshop.

This event is free and has been organised jointly by the Mary Quaile Club and the Library.