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Debbie Challis will talk to mezzo-soprano Patricia Hammond and pianist Andrea Kmecova about Caroline Norton and her work.
This event marks the 150th anniversary of the passing of the Married Women's Property Act. Patricia and Andrea will perform and introduce rare works by this poet, campaigner and composer Caroline Sheridan Norton, and other melodious song gems by Victorian and Edwardian women.
In addition to performing, Patricia and Andrea will tell some surprising stories behind these lovely songs, featured in Patricia's new book, She Wrote the Songs (Valley Press) and its accompanying CD. A couple of poems by Caroline Norton will be sent to attendees beforehand.
Patricia Hammond is a UK-based mezzo-soprano who has reconstructed performances of Victorian, Edwardian, 1920s, 30s and 40s songs live and for BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. Her first book is She Wrote the Songs about Victorian women songwriters.
Andrea is a versatile pianist performing regularly as soloist, vocal and instrumental accompanist, and chamber musician based in London.
The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.
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