Comrade Morris is not dead!

Sat, 08/04/2017 - 19:30
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This is not a regular event
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Leytonstone

The Political Life and Thought of William Morris, 1883-1896 Speaker: Colin Waugh. William Morris was active as a socialist from 1883 till his death in 1896. While remaining a designer, craftsperson, artist and poet, he travelled the country speaking to working-class audiences on topics like 'Useful work versus useless toil', 'How we live & how we might live', and 'A factory as it might be'. In 1889, his 'utopian' novel, News from Nowhere, was published. This talk will look at how Morris related to others active at the time, including Eleanor Marx and the anarchists who joined his Socialist League, and will suggest that his ideas may be more relevant now than ever.

Organised by: 
News from Nowhere Club
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Organiser is not an NFP member
Venue: 
The Epicentre, West Street, Leytonstone E11 4LJ
Contact: 
0208 555 5248