phone mail2 facebook twitter play whatsapp
Top Events to Mark 100 Years of Voting Rights for Women

Top Events to Mark 100 Years of Voting Rights for Women

12 February 2018 | Sian Brett

2018 marks 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote, and to mark this momentous political and social occasion, celebrations and events are taking place all over the country. We’ve picked out the events, talks, and art pieces that we are most excited for to celebrate the brave and daring women who fought for equality.

‘A Woman’s Place’ at Abbey House Museum, Leeds
 
Abbey House Museum is hosting ‘A Woman’s Place’, an ongoing exhibition featuring objects and stories from women throughout history who have fought against gender inequality, from Suffragette Leonora Cohen to Olympic Medallist Nicola Adams. The Museum will also be hosting other talks, panel events and discussions, dissecting how women’s lives have changed from 100 years ago to today, and seeing what battles there still are to be fought.


Image Credit: Yorkshire.com
 
‘A Woman’s Place’ runs from 20 Jan – 31 Dec. Entry to Abbey House Museum is £4.95 for adults and you can find more information here.
 
‘Votes for Women’ at The Museum of London
 
The Museum of London is hosting a year-long exhibition to mark the centenary, featuring objects from the Suffragette campaign such as Emmeline Pankhurst’s Hunger Strike medal.
There are also events organised by the museum happening throughout the year, including a tour on a vintage Routemaster bus of locations which played a key role in the Suffrage movement and how the history of London and the Suffragettes are inexplicably tied together.


Image Credit: Museum of London Website
 
‘Votes for Women’ runs from 2 Feb – 6 Jan 2019 and entry is free. Find out more information about the exhibition and events here. The Routemaster tour is £28pp and booking is recommended..

Wonder Woman Festival, Manchester
 
The annual city-wide Wonder Woman festival examines how Manchester’s rich history of suffrage is still present in its cultural institutions today. In this important year in women’s history, the festival looks set to be as exciting as ever.
 
Manchester Art Gallery will not only host the launch of the festival but will also be home to a year-long feminist takeover (23 Feb – 6 Jan 2019). Inspired by suffragist and radical artist Annie Swynnerton the takeover will consist of exhibitions, artist interventions and activities which challenge traditional gender roles. The Pankhurst Centre, site of Emmeline Pankhurst’s house and where she held the very first Women’s Social and Political Union meeting, will be hosting events as part of the Heritage Open Days Festival which will celebrate inspirational women who followed in Pankhurst’s footsteps and feature a live performance of Emily Wilding-Davison speeches.


Image Credit: Wonder Woman 2018 via Twitter
 
You can read more about Wonder Women 2018 and the other events taking place here.
 
Suffragette screening and Q&A with Sarah Gavron, The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
 
The Mumford Theatre Cambridge will play host to a special screening of Suffragette (2015), which will be followed by a panel discussion. Suffragette -  Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Anne-Marie Duff and Helena Bonham-Carter - tells the incredible true story of how the suffragettes fought for their rights, engaging in dangerous political protest and how the world around them reacted. Following the screening, the film’s director Sarah Gavron will be joined by historians and academics for a panel discussion.


Image Credit: Pathé
 
Suffragette will be shown at The Mumford Theatre on Monday 12 February 2018. Further information can be found here.  
 
The National Trust Nationwide Celebrations
 
The National Trust will be putting on events across their properties and locations honouring the important women who have lived in and near their sites. From Bodnant Garden in Conwy where suffragist Laura McLaren founded the Liberal Women’s Suffrage Union to Cliveden in Buckinghamshire, the home of the first female MP Nancy Astor, there are plenty of cultural hotspots celebrating women’s fight for equality, wherever you are.


Image Credit: National Trust website
 
Find out more about how The National Trust are celebrating women’s suffrage here.

Tell us what you think

You may also like

A Guide to Nightlife in York

A Guide to Nightlife in York

If you ask someone what to do in York, they may suggest visiting the Minster or hiring a boat and cruising down the River Ouse,…

Top 5 One Woman Shows at the Fringe 2017

Top 5 One Woman Shows at the Fringe 2017

The Edinburgh Fringe kicked off on August 4, with previews from August 2. Here's our pick of this year's best one-woman shows heading to the…

Best Summer Book Releases 2017

Best Summer Book Releases 2017

Summer holidays are when many of us catch up on our reading, but why not ditch the airport lounge lit this year and wade into…

Top 5: Halloween Half Term Activities

Top 5: Halloween Half Term Activities

Can you feel it? There’s a chill in the air and the darkness is creeping in earlier each day. Dread washes over you as you realise…

Must Visit UK Food Markets

Must Visit UK Food Markets

The UK is home to an incredible array of food markets, where local farmers, independent traders and businesses converge to offer some of their best…

Will Eno’s The Open House

Will Eno’s The Open House

In collaboration with Bath’s Ustinov Studio, Print Room at the Coronet have staged their third production by Will Eno, The Open House. The inventive family drama,…

Bristol’s Best Cider Bars

Bristol’s Best Cider Bars

A cider city through and through, Bristol is one of the country’s premier purveyors of the traditional tipple. From festivals to cider cycle trails, the city…

Art Speaks: An Interview with Spoken Word Artist Amani Saeed

Art Speaks: An Interview with Spoken Word Artist Amani Saeed

At just 22 years old, Amani Saeed is a force to be reckoned with. Born in London, raised in New Jersey, and a member of…

A Falafel Lover’s Guide to Bristol

A Falafel Lover’s Guide to Bristol

Locals love them, hungover students binge them, and vegans swear by them. Falafels are a staple in any Bristolian's diet, and with such an…

An Interview with The Other Art Fair

An Interview with The Other Art Fair

Now in its sixth year, The Other Art Fair is gaining a mass following and reputation as one of the most important art fairs in…

Most popular

On Record: An Interview with Sophie Willan

On Record: An Interview with Sophie Willan

We talk to Sophie Willan about her experiences of social care and mental health, and her sell out comedy show.
Top 5 Roasts in Dorset

Top 5 Roasts in Dorset

After a long walk across the Jurassic coast, we can't think of much better than roasted food covered in warm thick gravy. Here are our top picks of where to find that in Dorset.
Top 5 Comedy Venues in the UK

Top 5 Comedy Venues in the UK

Our pick of the best places to get your giggle on, any night of the week, wherever you are.
Win a Pair of Tickets to a Screening of Hot Fuzz in a Police Cell!

Bristol Film Festival - Win a Pair of Tickets to a Screening of Hot Fuzz in a Police Cell!

Win a pair of tickets to see a screening of Bronson in a prison cell as part of Bristol Film Festival!
Win a Pair of Tickets to a Screening of Bronson in a Police Cell!

Bristol Film Festival - Win a Pair of Tickets to a Screening of Bronson in a Police Cell!

Win a pair of tickets to see a screening of Bronson in a prison cell as part of Bristol Film Festival!
Win tickets to a screening of This is Spinal Tap!

Bristol Film Festival - Win tickets to a screening of This is Spinal Tap!

Catch the cult classic at this year's Bristol Film Festival!
Inside Dog and Scone - Newcastle’s First Dog Café

Inside Dog and Scone - Newcastle’s First Dog Café

You've heard of cat cafe's, now try Newcastle's very first dog cafe - the perfect opportunity to cuddle over a coffee.
National Sticky Bun Day: Top 5 Sticky Buns in the UK

National Sticky Bun Day: Top 5 Sticky Buns in the UK

Knowing that that 21 Feb is dedicated to Sticky Buns and their excellence cheers us on our darkest days. Here's our pick of where to go on Sticky Bun Day.
An Interview with Tez Ilyas

An Interview with Tez Ilyas

We chat to comedian Tez Ilyas ahead of his upcoming tour.
A Guide to Nightlife in York

A Guide to Nightlife in York

Our pick of the best places places to dance the night away in in York

Your inbox deserves a little culture!