Speaking about Minnie Lansbury at HMP Holloway

Janine will tell the story of one of Holloway prison’s former residents at this event to mark the seventh anniversary of the prison’s closure and promote proposals for a progressive Women’s Building in its place. Venue: entrance to HMP Holloway, … Read more

East London History Society reviews Minnie Lansbury biography

East London History Society newsletter

In the latest East London History Society newsletter, Rosemary Tayor has written a very postive review of ‘Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor’. She writes: ​This book is a long overdue acknowledgement of the crucial role played by a woman, once revered in … Read more

Socialist-feminist reading group: Minnie Lansbury

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Venue: Effra Social, 89 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF Come to our next meeting of our monthly socialist feminist reading group, hosted by Workers’ Liberty members – open to all! We’ll be reading chapter 6 of Janine Booth’s new book … Read more

Peterborough Women’s Festival

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Janine will be speaking about the life of Minnie Lansbury at a day-long event at Peterborough Town Hall as part of the Peterborough Women’s Festival. The event starts at 11am, with speakers from 1pm.

Loose Muse

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Join Janine and other featured writers at LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night. On this occasion, Janine will be speaking mainly about her book, ‘Minnie Lansbury – suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor’. Venue: The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane … Read more

A Heroine of our Movement


  Lansbury’s parents were impoverished Jews from Poland, then part of the Russian Empire, and had fled to the East End of London to escape antisemitic pogroms and persecution. Some in the labour movement welcomed the Jewish refugees, but others … Read more

Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor

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On the day before Minnie Lansbury’s 130th birthday, Janine Booth speaks about her life at Workers’ Liberty’s London Forum. Venue: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL More details and (free) ticket booking here. All welcome. This is a … Read more

Talk on Minnie Lansbury, New Cross, London

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Janine will give a talk and lead a discussion about Minnie Lansbury, with her new book – Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor – on sale. Hosted by Labour Political Education Workshop. Venue: New Cross Learning, 283 – 285 New Cross Rd, London SE14 … Read more