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Maxine Peake to give Peterloo poetry reading at John Rylands Library

01 Aug 2019

The event is now sold out, but the event will be livestreamed on the Library's Facebook page

Maxine Peake

Actor and honorary professor of literature and performance Maxine Peake will read Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy” at a special event to mark the Peterloo Massacre.

Written in the aftermath of Peterloo, it was repressed until after his death, such was its vitriol, effrontery and controversy.

The event at John Rylands Library on Monday, 12 August is sold out, but it will be livestreamed on the John Rylands Library Facebook page from 6pm.