A collection of events as we celebrate the life and works of the first woman professional writer in English and daughter of Canterbury, Aphra Behn.
Come and join us to launch a year of events celebrating the life and works of the first woman professional writer in English and daughter of Canterbury, Aphra Behn. Born here in 1640, at her death in 1689 she was a celebrated playwright, poet and novelist. The Victorians disapproved: she was too sexy, too outspoken, and despite her remarkable achievements and talent she slipped out of public imagination.
In partnership with a host of Canterbury organisations, CCCU and Loughborough University launch a year of events to restore her legacy. Come and hear about her, with music, objects, pictures, and a talk by Behn expert Prof. Elaine Hobby (Loughborough University), in the Daphne Oram Gallery. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation.