Sharp Memories by Deborah Lavin
She has recently curated the talks series; The British Business of Slavery and also Oppositions to the First World War for Conway Hall. She is an active member of London Voices and Socialist History Society, which has published her Bradlaugh Contra Marx, the Radicalism vs. Socialism in the First International. She was an actress and has written plays, including The Body Trade (Stukke Theatre, Berlin and Grenzlandtheatre, Aachen) and Happy Families (Studio-Life Theatre and Atelier Theatre, Tokyo). She has recently given talks on subjects as varied as Annie Besant’s Feminist Anti-feminism, Karl Marx on Malthus, The Immediate Origins of First World War and for lovers of the really obscure; Political Skulduggery What Kept Charles Bradlaugh out of Parliament.
Deborah Lavin has three children, which took up a lot of her time, and three grandchildren, she wished would take up far more of it.
She is presently writing on the first full length biography of Dr Edward Aveling, but she is available for chairing, talking and reading out her poetry. www.facebook.com
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