WELCOME – ON BEHALF OF ROBERT RESCHID STANLEY’s FAMILY
His life was shrouded in secrecy for 100 years, but we’re now able to tell you about our remarkable ancestor. This is the story of Robert Stanley – working-class, northern man, who rose to become Mayor of Stalybridge and was one of the earliest recorded British converts to Islam.
Discover how his newly uncovered legacy celebrates our collective heritage.
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR TRAILER? ‘Imagining Robert’ even more! View it here.
***MEDIA** – Islam Channel TV – ‘Living the Life’ 19:00 Mon 16th Sep, BBC Radio Manchester ‘Faith’ show 07:30 Sun 22 Sep
*** BOOK LAUNCHES AND TOUR 2019-20 ***
Nearly all events are free – but for some you will need to reserve a seat/ticket. Bring some ‘real money’ if you want to buy a book for yourself, or as a gift.
Ashton u Lyne – Sat 21 Sep (10.45am to 12.00ish with book signing afterwards.) Tameside Local Studies Library & Archives, Cotton St East, Ashton u Lyne, OL6 7BY (back of the big old library building). Best places to park are Burlington St car park, Crown st car park or SIP Ashton car park. LIDLs and ALDIs nearby – car parks (check time allowed).
Manchester – Thurs 26 Sep (early evening/after work @ 6.00pm at Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre in Manchester Central Library) Important to Book here (free) as numbers limited
Stalybridge – Tues 1 Oct (10-11 am talk with time for signing afterwards) Deli Felice, Turkish cafe and restaurant, Stalybridge. Breakfast available. Important to Book here as numbers limited (FREE) Book here (free)
Huddersfield – Sat 5 Oct 2-3.30 (including time for book signing) Hudds Central Library. Book here (free)
Dukinfield – Weds 9 Oct (10.15 – 11.15 with time for book signing afterwards) Dukinfield Library, Concord way – park in adjacent car parks or at Morrisons over the road.
Rochdale Literature Festival – Sun 20 Oct (2-3pm with book signing afterwards. Note – a ‘double bill’ ticket can be purchased for those who want to stay on and see the excellent Manchester poet/performer, Hafsah Aneela Bashir). Book here £4 adults
Bolton – TEDx Talk – University of Bolton; – Thurs 24 Oct – details TBC
Batley – Sat 26 Oct 2-3.30 Batley Library (including time for signing). Book here (free)
Holmfirth – November – details TBC
Halifax – November – details TBC
Manchester – December – details TBC
Skipton – Thurs 26th March, 10 am 2020 –
Failsworth – (Daisy Nook) – Tues 28th April 2020, 10.30-11.30 am Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Stannybrook Rd, Failsworth, Oldham, M35 9WJ
Ilkley – April 2020 – details TBC
London – details TBC
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