Time: 17:00

Date: 20 Nov 2021

Location: Hebden Bridge Picture House

Cost: £5 - £7.50

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister is a HBPH Centenary Event co-presented with Hebden Bridge Picture House

Very rare cinema screening of a BBC2 film made for TV in 2010

Event Information

Bold and passionate drama telling the story of Anne Lister, 1791-1840, a Yorkshire landowner, industrialist, traveller and diarist, starring Maxine Peake as Anne Lister, in this BBC2 production from 2010, which is being screened on the silver screen as part of our Centenary programme strand: Northern Frames.

Anne Lister was a lesbian, who, despite needing to keep her orientation secret from society at large, in private defied the conventions of her times by living with her female lover. Anne (Maxine Peake) kept a detailed account of her life, her loves and her emotions in a fascinating and painfully honest 4,000,000-word journal. A sizeable portion was written in code, and the recent deciphering of the diaries provides an astonishing insight into the life of the woman who has been called Britain’s first modern lesbian.