Author event will help Wilpshire children’s charity

Author Josephine Cox
Author Josephine Cox

Wilpshire-based charity, Child Action Northwest is staging a “homecoming” event for its patron, Blackburn-born author Josephine Cox.

To mark the publication of her 50th title, “The Runaway Woman”, she will be hosting “An evening with...”event at the Thwaites Empire
Theatre, Blackburn, on Thursday, February 13th, when she will be in conversation with BBC Radio Lancashire’s Joe Wilson.

The charity’s chief executive, Sue Cotton, explained: “Since becoming a patron Josephine has been a great asset to us.

“She has connected with our mission to help the most vulnerable families in this area because of her own family background and experience of poverty.

“She was the first person to purchase a copy of our new history book about Blackburn Orphanage, “James Dixon’s Children”, and wrote to us to say how delighted she was that the work of our founder had been recognised in this way.”

The evening begins at 7-30 pm and will include slides from old Blackburn, 
a Q&A session with the audience and, at Josephine’s request, some songs to take the audience down memory lane.

This will be followed by a book signing and a chance to meet Josephine in the theatre bar.

You can book tickets, priced at £10, by contacting the Thwaites Empire Theatre on 01254 685500 or online at www.thwaitesempire