Live Performance: Meet the Crafts

Event details



12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Leeds University Union - Pyramid Theatre

Ticket Type

Free - just turn up




Alcohol free, Family friendly, Free

About this event

In 'Meet the Crafts' (50 mins) we see Ellen and William Craft preparing their daring escape from slavery in America, as told in their best-seller A Thousand Miles To Freedom. Ellen is of mixed heritage, but nearly white, her celebrity status is sealed when it becomes widely known that she dressed in male clothing to escape. William's talks in Yorkshire are well attended and their cause well supported - in Leeds they stayed at Virginia House (now Lyddon Hall).

There'll be two performances - one at 12pm and a second show at 2pm.