Peterloo Witness : I am Sam Bamford!
  • Friday 12 August 2022, 7:30pm
  • Baronial Hall
  • £11
Book tickets
Image Peterloo Witness : I am Sam Bamford!

This wonderful performance by Neil Bell and Jennifer Reid will take you back to the time of Peterloo and the struggle for votes and bread, through the life and works of English radical reformer and poet, Samuel Bamford, who narrowly escaped the noose for treason.

Neil Bell (Sam Bamford, in Mike Leigh’s Peterloo feature film) will be reading passages from Bamford’s two acclaimed works Early Days and Passages in the Life of a Radical and selections from his poetry. These readings will be interspersed with contemporary popular songs performed by Jennifer Reid, Lancashire’s Broadside Balladress, and there’ll be an opportunity to discuss Bamford’s later life.

Peterloo Witness : I am Sam Bamford!
  • Friday 12 August 2022, 7:30pm
  • Baronial Hall
  • £11
Book tickets

This wonderful performance by Neil Bell and Jennifer Reid will take you back to the time of Peterloo and the struggle for votes and bread, through the life and works of English radical reformer and poet, Samuel Bamford, who narrowly escaped the noose for treason.

Neil Bell (Sam Bamford, in Mike Leigh’s Peterloo feature film) will be reading passages from Bamford’s two acclaimed works Early Days and Passages in the Life of a Radical and selections from his poetry. These readings will be interspersed with contemporary popular songs performed by Jennifer Reid, Lancashire’s Broadside Balladress, and there’ll be an opportunity to discuss Bamford’s later life.

You may also like

  1. image Chetham’s Lunchtime Concerts
    Baronial Hall

    Chetham’s Lunchtime Concerts

    Tue 27 February 2024, 1:30pm

    Take a lunch break and enjoy free weekday afternoon recitals by some of the UK’s most exciting young musicians. Please...

  2. image Manchester Song Festival: Chetham’s Lunchtime Concert
    The Stoller Hall

    Manchester Song Festival: Chetham’s Lunchtime Concert

    Fri 1 March 2024, 1:30pm

    Watch vocal students from Chetham’s School of Music performing in a special free lunchtime concert, in the lead-up to Manchester...

  3. image Terra Musica
    Carole Nash Hall

    Terra Musica

    Sun 3 March 2024, 2pm

    2pm show now sold out – Tickets still remaining for 3.30pm. Come explorers! Get ready to travel across the world...

  4. image Relaxed Performance – Chetham’s Lunchtime Concerts
    Carole Nash Hall

    Relaxed Performance – Chetham’s Lunchtime Concerts

    Wed 6 March 2024, 1:30pm

    Discover the UK’s next big talent with concerts featuring remarkable Chetham’s School of Music performers, aged 8-18, from the UK’s...