On 26th May Jude Kelly, director of the Southbank Centre, will be giving the The Mary Neal Lecture at the English Folk Song and Dance Society at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. Mary Neal was a reformer, suffragette and radical arts practitioner. A great spirit behind the early 20th century folk dance and song revival, Mary set up The Espérance Club in Somerstown teaching young working girls and children folk dance, among other things. In this annual lecture, Jude will be celebrating Mary’s pioneering social educational practices and the impact they’ve had on society. You can find out more by clicking here. The event is at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.