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23rd Jun 2024 / 3:00 pm

A Portrait of William Roscoe

St Nicholas’ Church Church Road L26 6LB

£14 (Members)
£14 (Non-members)

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By: Arts Groupie


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.

More dates coming soon…