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Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist Evening - Beeston Library
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This one-woman show presents the daring Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Nottinghamshire's first travel writer and Europe's first champion of smallpox inoculation.Born in 1689, as the British Ambassador's wife in Turkey she visited harems and wore the veil. Now, fifty-two years old in Turin, Italy, she awaits emotional satisfaction...
Written and performed by Georgina Lock.
Dr Georgina Lock has directed and acted for theatre and made short films. She designed the first scriptwriting programmes at Nottingham Trent University and taught them for fifteen years. Georgina now focuses on writing, particularly writing and historical research about creative women.
Georgina Lock will lead Giving Voice to Ancestors, a workshop exploring the writing of dramatic monologues for characters from history, including local, family and personal history, on Thursday 21 March, 2.30 - 4.30pm at West Bridgford Library.
The Lady in the Veil - The Nottinghamshire Connection - is a heritage talk about Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's local links, and takes place on Thursday 12 March at 2.30pm at West Bridgford Library.
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Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu attrib. Jean Baptist Vanmour, National Portrait Gallery.
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