Women in the Water: 160 years of swimming

Date: 19 Aug 2023
Location: The Joe Longthorne MBE Museum, North Pier

Join Showtown for a talk by writer, Jenny Landreth, as she reflects on her book, Swell. Looking at the challenges and inequality women have faced in the water, Jenny looks at swimming and its role in womenโ€™s history and in Blackpool. Just go along, no need to book! Free admission.

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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.