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October 2018

Curated by Dr Susan Croft for Unfinished Histories/SuffrageArts. Featuring posters produced by the early Women’s Liberation Workshops (WLW) from 1969 onwards, alongside posters for companies like Beryl & the Perils, Clean Break and Theatre of Black Women, and for local government campaigns like Women Into Manual Trades. Camden, with its…

This year’s festival theme is ‘Activists and Architects of Change’, to mark the centenary of The Representation of the People Act 1918, which permitted women to vote for the first time. Join our Sunday Bloomsbury Festival Hub for rousing talks, vital debates and thought-provoking exhibitions from some of the boldest and bravest voices around.

Sunday Assembly is a community that celebrates life by coming together to sing songs, hear inspiring talks and build real connections. We’ll be celebrating the Rights of Women, and asking: where next? FREE – Just Turn Up

When is a woman not a person? Find out at Celebrating the Centenary of Women Lawyers – an exhibition to celebrate 100 years since the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and the first women lawyers. The exhibition places the opening of the legal profession to women in the context…

As though a rock had been lifted and there were green shoots beneath’  This is how Sara, who we met in the Northern Syrian town of Kobanê, described the 2012 revolution, when the authoritarian Syrian regime withdrew control and the Kurds were able to set up their own autonomous organisations.…

A one-woman show exploring the life of Charlotte Payne-Townshend. Charlotte was a remarkable woman who was a wealthy Irish heiress as well as a suffrage supporter, philanthropist and Fabian. She met and married the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw when they were both in their early forties and the marriage…

Most history starts with a find. So what happens when you start with an urban myth? Today the Thames riverboat pilots tell the story of Waterloo Bridge being built by women during the Second World War. After years of trawling through archives, historian Dr Christine Wall discovered official history had…

Amidst all the barbarism and violence, there is one part of Syria that has stood out as a beacon of hope. The predominantly Kurdish areas that have formed the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria have established an autonomous bottom up democracy that should be a model for us all. In…

Teresa Garfield and Sula Bruce will be leading two workshops for women on public speaking and effectively getting your message across.

our women. One microphone. Celebrating heroines one story at a time. Heroine Addicts is a podcast that puts women and their stories centre stage, produced and co-hosted by Emma Pritchard, Miztli Neville, Alice Robinson and Louise Bastock. The podcast was inspired by the realisation that women’s stories have often been…

With Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Arif Zaman and Baroness Uddin. Muslim South Asia is widely characterized as a culture that idealizes female anonymity: women’s bodies are veiled and voices silenced. Complicating these perceptions is Siobhan Lambert-Hurley’s new book, Elusive Lives: Gender, Autobiography, and the Self in Muslim South Asia (Stanford University Press, 2018). The re-publication after…

Helen Pankhurst will be leading a participatory discussion on women’s lives, reflecting on the changes in the UK since the right to a parliamentary vote was first granted to some women in 1918. The session will be informed by findings from her new book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights,…

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