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Everybodys Reading – 100 years of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Leicester celebrates 100 years of the book ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’, as part of the ‘Everybody’s Reading’ festival.

Come and find out why this excellent book still inspires great passion and affection a century after it was first published.

Frank Owen, the book’s hero, is a socialist who believes that capitalism is the real source of the poverty he sees all around him. In vain he tries to convince his fellow workers, but their education has trained them to distrust their own thoughts and to rely on those of their ‘betters’…

This entertaining night has something for everyone; children’s author Alan Gibbons will speak about his passion for the book and Can’t Blame Da Youth, a local youth drama group, will perform the book’s famous scene, ‘The Great Money Trick’.

Renowned performance poet Attila the Stockbroker will talk about his passion for the book, performing a set based on it, and the audience will be able to participate and share their views. The book itself will be on sale at a very reasonable price.

The performance takes place at UPPER BROWN STREET THEATRE, 6.00pm on SUNDAY 5TH OCTOBER. TICKETS ARE £5, BOOK VIA 07432 607532


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This entry was posted on Sep 4, 2014 by in BFAWU, capitalism, FBU, GMB, marxism, NUS, NUT, Socialism, Unions, Unison, Unite.

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