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Robert Reschid Stanley

The ‘Hidden’ Muslim Mayor

‘HIS OWN MAN’ (HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY) PAPERBACK * (Amazon) AND  eBOOK

‘IMAGINING ROBERT’ (FICTION BASED ON HIS LIFE) PAPERBACK AND  eBOOK

Why was his life shrouded in secrecy for 100 years..?

This is the story of Robert Stanley – working-class, northern man, who rose to become a councillor, magistrate and then Mayor of Stalybridge and who then became one of the earliest recorded British converts to Islam.

 

2022 TALK AND PERFORMANCE DATES

HONLEY, West Yorkshire – Thurs 8th September 6.30pm – Honley Library – FREE – no need to book.

STALYBRIDGE – Tues 13th September (part of Manchester ‘Town of Culture – Stalybridge’ celebrations). In Stalybridge Library, 2pm. BOOK FREE TICKETS VIA THIS LINK

LONDON BRICK LANE CIRCLE – Historical Fiction and the Life and Times of Robert Reschid Stanley, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London –  FREE Book here

 

CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT IN A REQUEST FOR A DATE 

CATCH UP

REMEMBRANCE: 110 Years On 6th September 2021: A family and close friends remembrance – With Afzal Khan MP, Razwan ul-Haq, Deborah McAndrew, Yahya Birt, Steven Longden, Gay Oliver, Christina Longden – WATCH HERE

BBC Radio 4 ‘Saturday Live’ – Interview with Rev Richard ColeLISTEN HERE 

ISLAM IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN – Chris Longden with Yahya Birt – WATCH HERE

"JEWISH? CHRISTIAN? MUSLIM?" INTERFAITH 2020 LECTURE WATCH HERE 
INTERVIEW - 'ROBERT RESCHID'S LIFE' - WATCH  HERE WITH JEHANGIR PASHA
LECTURE ON AT CAMBRIDGE MUSLIM COLLEGE - WATCH HERE 
Have you seen our short trailer 'starring Robert Reschid' yet? View it here.

See BLOG for ‘WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE’ coverage and for reports of the book tour 

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BOOK TOUR DATES HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED AT:

Bradford Lit Festival – Sun 6 July (Now occurred – See Blog)
Ashton u Lyne – Sat 21 Sep (Now occurred – See Blog)
Manchester – Thurs 26 Sep (Now occurred – See Blog)
Stalybridge – Tues 1 Oct (Now occurred – See Blog)
Huddersfield – Sat 5 Oct (Now occurred – See Blog)
Dukinfield – Weds 9 Oct (Now occurred – See Blog)
Rochdale Literature Festival – Sun 20 Oct (Now occurred – See blog)
Bolton – TEDx Talk – Thurs 24 Oct (Now occurred – See blog)
Batley – Sat 26 Oct 2-3.30 Batley (Now occurred – See blog)

Halifax – Tues 19 Oct 2-3.30 pm (Now occurred – See blog)

Cheetham Hill, Manchester – Sun 24 Nov (Now occurred – See blog)

MACFest 2020 – 12th January (Now occurred – See blog)

Tameside Family History Forum – 15th January (Now occurred – See blog)

Sale, Greater Manchester – Sunday 2 Feb (Now occurred – See blog)

Hale – Altrincham, Greater Manchester – Sat 22 Feb (Now occurred – See blog)

Cambridge Muslim College with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – Sat 14th March

Interfaith Week Nov 2020 – As part of the Writer in Residency programme, Kirklees.

Glossop (Online)  – Monday 9th November, 2020 Glossop Guild

MACFEST 2021, February 6pm – Christina Longden and Yahya Birt with Dr Mohammed Seddon – also an expert on early British Islam. Facebook LinkWatch Again 

BBC Radio 4 ‘Saturday Live’ – Interview with Rev Richard ColeLISTEN HERE 

TAMESIDE (Ashton – TLS Archives) – Sat 15th May (AM) Writing a Life Story with Chris Longden 

BRADFORD (with CALIFORNIA, USA) – Sat 5th June, 5pm UK time. 

OLDHAM MACFEST (Online) – Sat 5th June 

BOLTON MACFEST (Online) – Sat 19th June

DEWSBURY (University of the Third Age) – Weds 16th March 2022

MILTON KEYNES – Sat 28th May 2022 – Milton Keynes Art Gallery 

HUDDS & DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOC – 15th Oct – Huddersfield 

IQRA MUSLIM BOOK FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND – 22 Oct 

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