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Online: Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

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Blackburn, North West England BB1 7AJ United Kingdom
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November 2020

Over the Wall: Cultures of Collecting

19 November, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online: Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Museum Street
Blackburn, North West England BB1 7AJ United Kingdom

This is an online event. This evening will explore two over-lapping cultural movements in Blackburn, Lancashire: the dialect poets and the culture of book collecting, which emerged in the mid-19th century. Both movements were in response to radical cultural change generated by the industrial revolution; both focused on reimaginings of the self and society through education. The dialect poets espoused societal change through their impromptu verse in pubs and clubs, while the book collectors shaped self-definitions through accumulation of perceived…

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