First Time Ever
Price: £8/ £6
First Time Ever
Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics – they remain her lifeblood. After studying at Radcliffe College, in 1955 she left to travel the world. It was in England that she met the man, some two decades older and with a wife and family, with whom she would share the next thirty-three years: the actor, playwright and songwriter Ewan MacColl. Together, Peggy and Ewan helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival, through the formative – and controversial – Critics Group and the landmark BBC Radio Ballads programmes. Now, Seeger offers an account of her life, discussing birth and abortion, sex and infidelity and devotion and betrayal.
Find links to reviews of Seeger’s book in our Peggy Seeger blog.
Image credit: Vicki Sharp
How to Book/
Online booking is via Eventbrite and managed by Festival of Ideas. Please use the contact function in Eventbrite or get in touch with any online booking queries. Tickets are also available to buy in person at Waterstones Bristol Galleries or on 0117 925 2274. Waterstones Loyalty Card holders can purchase tickets at the concession rate in person at the Galleries shop.
Please use Union Street Entrance only. Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers. Please make sure to arrive before the advertised start time to take your seat/s. Refunds are only available if an event is cancelled.
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