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JonathanRowe-smallContinuing our series of posts introducing the many speakers who will be giving talks during the LGBT History Festival at M Shed next February.

Jonathan will be presenting Mary Renault and The Charioteer, as part of the Local History Day on Sunday, February 21st.

Born in Bristol in 1958 Jonathan has lived in the Brislington area all his life.

He helped to form Brislington Conservation and History Society in 1984 and has been Chairman since 2005. He has written many leaflets, articles and books of Brislington local history as well as producing two DVDs. He has also been Secretary of his local drama group, St Luke’s Church Players since it began in 1988, and has written fifteen plays for the group. He researched Mary Renault’s Bristol connections, after reading The Charioteer, set in the fictional, “Bridstow”, and regarded as a landmark work of post war gay themed literature.