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Tom Paine's Bones - Polyp's talk on his Life and Ideas (ext event)

Description: Tom Paine's Bones

Political cartoonist Polyp, who is working on graphic novel about Paine, presents an illustrated talk about the dramatic life and radical ideas of this 18th-century writer, whose terracotta bust (by A. L. Vago) adorns the façade of our Secular Hall.

Organised by the Working Class Movement Library

For details of the talk (2pm), go to https://wcml.org.uk/whats-on/events/online-talk-tom-paines-bones-a-fantastic-visual-biography/
If you missed it, it'll be on the WCML Youtube channel soon: https://www.youtube.com/wcmlibrary

Polyp's Crowdfunder video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS_aaxa_1yk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368130724309879
Twitter (@SbonesTompaine): https://twitter.com/SbonesTompaine
Polyp: http://www.polyp.org.uk/
The Young'uns sing Tom Paine's Bones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0PuEcR2AxI
Tom Paine resources at WCML: https://wcml.org.uk/whats-on/events/exhibition-thomas-paine-citizen-of-the-world/
Trevor Griffiths's screenplay "This is the Time": TG's screenplay: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/9780851246956/Times-Life-Thomas-Paine-Griffiths-0851246958/plp

Secular Hall has a proud tradition of remembering Tom Paine. Some examples:
January 1877 (ok - this was Leicester Secular Society, a few years before Secular Hall opened): Banquet to honour Tom Paine anniversary: http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/website1/history-gould.htm
February 2002: Tony Benn - "Thomas Paine Today" http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/website1/talks02.htm
January 2009: Richard Johnson: "Revisiting Tom Paine" http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/calendar/view_entry.php?id=121
Dec 2009: ] LSS: Michael Gerard: "Scenes from the Life of Tom Paine" http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/calendar/view_entry.php?id=355
June 2010: Robert Morrell: "Tom Paine after 200 years" http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/calendar/view_entry.php?id=243
... and more
Location: Online via WCML
Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Time: 14:30 GMT
Access: Public
Category: (i) External event of interest*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Wednesday, 3 February 2021 17:34 GMT
Attachments: None

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