What: Votes for Women weekend: a family-friendly weekend exploring the work of the Suffragettes through performances, photography, workshops, poetry and more.
When: 3rd – 4th Feb 2018, 11:00 – 16:00
Where: Museum of London
“2018 will be the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act”
This display forms part of the national commemorations marking the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for the first time. Dedicated to those who campaigned tirelessly for over 50 years to achieve votes for women, the exhibition features iconic objects from the Museum’s vast Suffragette collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal. At the heart of the display is a powerful, newly commissioned film that reflects on the contemporary relevance of the militant campaign that continues to inspire, shock and divide opinion.
Sponspored by Travers Smith.
This weekend, the 3rd and 4th of February, they are hosting a Votes for Women Weekend.
12.40pm – 3.40pm
Participate in a Suffragette rally that then takes you through a history of activism for women.
11am –1pm; 2-4pm
Make a large-scale banner that will be taken on a march to Parliament.
11am – 4pm
Become a member of the early 20th century police, learn about how surveillance photography was used to spy on the Suffragettes and capture your own images of illegal
Suffragette activities in the galleries.
11am – 1pm; 2-4pm
Meet spoken word artists Sara Hirsch and Deanna Rodgers and be inspired by the powerful poems of the Suffragettes.
Millicent Fawcett, a timeless and courageous leader
11am – 1pm; 2-4pm
Create magazine covers inspired by the life of Millicent Fawcett with LSE Women’s Library.
Other events on at the Museum of London:
Votes for Women
2nd February 2018 – 6th January 2019
This exhibition showcases objects of significance to the Suffragette movement, such as Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal, allowing one to really delve into the struggle of the Suffragettes.
The Suffragette Legacy
This panel event explores the legacy of the suffrage campaign through the eyes of writers today. The discussion will be followed by book signings by the authors and an exclusive presentation of the museum’s unrivalled Suffragette collection.
Beverley Cook, Curator of Social and Working History, will chair this talk with discussion and readings from:
Elizabeth Crawford, author of Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists June Purvis, author of Christabel Pankhurst: a Biography Di Atkinson, author of Rise Up, Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes Caitlin Davies, author of Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades Deeds not Words with Tatty Devine
Join independent British jewellery company Tatty Devine in a jewellery masterclass, inspired by the Museum of London’s s incredible collection of Suffragette objects and memorabilia. In the workshop you will create your own exclusive Tatty Devine bunting necklace in Suffragette colours to take home with you.