A Portrait of William Roscoe

Various Prices

(incl. administration fee) plus no fulfilment fee per order.

23/06/2024, 15:00

St Nicholas Church

From the team behind “Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse”, and “Ghost Stories for Christmas”, ArtsGroupie presents “A Portrait of William Roscoe”. 

Celebrating a renowned writer and one of England's first abolitionists. This play will see the man break free from the confines of his canvas to share his captivating tale.
A poet, historian, and patron of the arts, he was responsible for helping to establish the first botanical garden in Liverpool in 1802. In that same year, he wrote a children’s poem, The Butterfly’s Ball and The Grasshopper’s Feast for his son, Robert, which won him international fame.
Roscoe was a social activist throughout his life, as an advocate for the environment, and racial justice. He became an MP in Liverpool to vote against slavery, leading to the abolition of slavery in 1807.
Journey with us back to see Liverpool through the eyes of this distinguished gentleman.

“A Portrait of William Roscoe“ returns after its successful 2023 run, this time gracing Halewood CultureFest, an annual programme of cultural, artistic, environmental and sporting events in various locations around Halewood.

Sunday, 23rd June, 2024
St Nicholas’ Church
Church Road
L26 6LB

Directed by Margaret Connell
Written and Performed by John Maguire

ArtsGroupie was founded in 2016 and became incorporated as a Community Interest Company in 2018. 

We promote and provide access to the arts in the North West and beyond by developing our own touring theatre and music productions, and by facilitating educational workshops.

ArtsGroupie has received funding from multiple community, and arts funders including Arts Council England, of which we have been a multi-time recipient, and the Royal Society of Literature. We are heritage champions involved in large scale heritage conservation projects and facilitate history walking tours.


 

Various Prices

(incl. administration fee) plus no fulfilment fee per order.

23/06/2024, 15:00

St Nicholas Church