Here are some links to film, podcasts and interviews
I was pleased to contribute to this article by the BBC’s Vanessa Pearce on the women of Coventry who shaped ‘a city of justice’. It’s so important to remember and celebrate the many contributions made by women to the development of Coventry, particularly this year, with its status as City of Culture.
Mary Macarthur Lecture 2021. The lecture was given by Angela Rayner and I was honoured to be asked to contribute a piece on the National Federation of Women Workers
I was delighted to talk with Paul Simpson for the labour history podcast Lives on the Left. Here is a link to our conversation about Mary Macarthur
Another important collection of talks can be found on the brilliant Working Class Movement Library site. Here is my talk about Mary Macarthur recorded online in April 2020
This film introduces the Mary Macarthur biography and captures the very warm welcome I received in the Black Country at the launch of the book in October: History West Midlands Film, ‘Righting the Wrong’
A recording of my talk at the TUC on November 25th 2019.
Podcast on Mary Macarthur History West Midlands
BBC Woman’s Hour on Mary Macarthur, February 2019
In February, I was interviewed by Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour about Mary Macarthur. I was invited to be on the show with Bryony Purdue, who is currently playing Mary Macarthur in a touring folk opera called Rouse Ye Women, by Townsend Theatre Productions. This is about Mary Macarthur’s involvement in the 1910 women chain makers’ strike in Cradley Heath and it is a truly inspirational, powerful and deeply moving play which has got some brilliant reviews. I was delighted to be with the cast at Greenwich Theatre in February for a post-show chat about Mary Macarthur.
For the chance to hear Bryony beautifully performing a song and an excerpt from Rouse Ye Women, plus some background from me about Mary Macarthur, catch us on this episode of Woman’s Hour, here
Podcast History Of Women’s Lives in Coventry Stories of Everyday Lives 1850-1950