To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, the Museum of London is bringing the suffragette movement back to life as part of a weekend long celebration.
Through performance and workshops, visitors will have a chance to not just discover the women that fought for the vote, but to join them. A hands on suffragette surveillance masterclass will offer a chance to see how militant suffragettes carried out their campaigning and how police tracked them and banner making workshops will further equip visitors with essential suffrage campaigning skills.
Spoken word poets, Sara Hirsch and Deanna Rodgers are set to draw inspiration from the powerful speeches of WSPU leaders like Emmeline Pankhurst, for a masterclass in campaign poetry. While acclaimed children’s author, Katherine Woodfine will be leading a creative writing workshop inspired by little known suffragettes.
Each day will culminate in two sets of suffrage marches, allowing visitors to put their new skills to use and join the suffragettes as they follow the route of women’s rights, up until the present day.
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