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Friedrich Engels 201st Birthday FREE Walk with Politics Expert Ed Glinert

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Engels Statue

HOME Arts Centre

2 Tony Wilson Place

Manchester

M15 4FN

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Join political animal Ed Glinert to retrace the Manchester of two of the most formidable figures in history: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

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Friedrich Engels, the co-creator of communism, was born this day 201 years ago. He spent the best part of twenty-five years of his life working as a cotton spinner and merchant in Manchester and Salford. But he kept his campaigning activities a secret to safeguard his job, and so that he could rake in the postal orders from his family and ride with the Cheshire Hunt.

Away from Manchester, Engels and his better-known sidekick, Karl Marx, were doing their best to create a new philosophy that would do away with the hated capitalism system of the bosses and the money men.

Join Ed Glinert, who was once a member of a Trotskyite cell in Hulme so secret all the members had pseudonyms, although he can’t remember what his was, on this entertaining, enthralling, wild and witty tour which details Engels’s and Marx’s sojourns in Manchester.

Walkers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your soles.


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Engels Statue

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2 Tony Wilson Place

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M15 4FN

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New Manchester Walks is led by Ed Glinert, Manchester's most energetic and entertaining tour guide, author of Penguin Books' Manchester Compendium and compiler  Ed Glinert hails from London and lives in Manchester and has led walks in London since 2003.

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