Cecil Sharp House, 22 February 2020
The Broadside Day is the annual one-day conference for people interested in in street literature in all its fascinating aspects – broadsides, chap books, songsters, woodcuts, engravings, last dying speeches, catchpennies, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material sold to ordinary people in the city streets, at country fairs, and from pedlar’s packs up and down the country in past centuries. The day consists of short papers, presentations, displays, discussions, and is suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Next year’s Broadside day will be hosted by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library/English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House, which is the home to a fine collection of street literature.
We are inviting speakers who may wish to present a 20-minute paper. Suggestions for topics include (but are not restricted to):