Vote 100: Born a Rebel in Huddersfield

An evening of films, discussion, music, spoken word and food

Sunday 18th November 2018
From 5pm to 11pm
Magic Rock Tap, Huddersfield HD1 5EB

Were you born a rebel? If so, you’re in good company.

Cinema For All presents an evening of female-led cabaret, celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage.

Enjoy fantastic shorts from female filmmakers, talks from fascinating speakers, and spoken word from Khadijah Ibrahiim. Plus music from Vanessa Jamie, The Seamonsters and post-punk party people Crumbs!

We’ll also treat you to a wonderful new short film made up of material from the Yorkshire, North West and North East Film Archives charting the story of women in British public life over the last 100 years.

All accompanied by free tasty food from Yakumama!

We will end the evening in the trustworthy hands of Girl Gang as they treat us to one of their famous DJ sets.


The event is free, but ticketed. Book your tickets at:



Extraordinary Women of the Huddersfield Borough

Saturday 8th September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
open in the Local Studies Library from 8th September

Huddersfield Local Studies Library have created a new display featuring influential women in the history of Huddersfield, with talks from local experts on the opening day. As we celebrate 150 years of Huddersfield Borough we’re highlighting influential women from the fields of sport, the arts, politics, culture, science and philanthropy.

Come along on the opening day to listen to interesting local historians, or visit the display during library opening hours. Part of our celebration of Vote 100 and Heritage Open Days in Kirklees. Free, but booking is required for the talks.

To book please call: 01484 223200
or email:

Event info: Extraordinary Women of the Huddersfield Borough

Heritage Open DaysFind out more

Huddersfield 150
Heritage Open Days in Kirklees – browse all events
Heritage Open Days in Kirklees – booklet (PDF)

Democracy in the Making: Vote 100

Drop-in event:
Thursday 15th February, 10am to 3pm
Huddersfield Open Market, Brook Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RY

Celebrate 100 years since women first got the vote with free creative activities for all!

Make suffragette rosettes to take away and add to a collaborative banner.

Join artist Amy Hirst as we mark an important moment in our shared history and explore the contribution we can all make to our democracy today.

You can also pick up information about Vote 100 in Kirklees, find out about voting and elections, and learn how our local democracy is changing in Kirklees.

A fringe event of Notwestminster, the annual celebration of local democracy in Huddersfield.

What’s on at Notwestminster 2018

Our Fight for the Voting Right – special event

The Florence Lockwood Votes for Women bannerSaturday 2nd June 2018, at 2pm
Tolson Museum, Wakefield Road, Dalton, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ

Join us for the afternoon to find out more about the fight for the vote. Jill Liddington, suffragette historian and author of Rebel Girls, will bring to life the history of women’s suffrage in our region through a talk and a Question and Answer session.

Following refreshments, join Frances Stonehouse, curator of the Our Fight for the Voting Right exhibition at Tolson, to learn more about the Kirklees Collection and hear the stories of our hidden heroines.

There will also be a women’s suffrage bookstall.

How to book

Booking is required for this event. Tickets are £5 per person, including refreshments.

Book your tickets online

Or please call 01484 221000 and ask for Tolson Museum.

Our Fight for the Voting Right exhibition

Tolson Museum

Our Fight for the Voting Right – exhibition

The Florence Lockwood Votes for Women bannerOpen from  Saturday 28th April 2018
Tolson Museum, Wakefield Road, Dalton, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ

Discover the stories of the suffragists and suffragettes of Kirklees who dared to challenge their traditional roles in society.

The exhibition features Tolson Museum’s iconic ‘Votes for Women’ banner, designed and created by Linthwaite’s Florence Lockwood. You can also discover many other fascinating local stories, such as that of 16 year old Dora Thewlis who was arrested and imprisoned for marching on Parliament.

Opening times
The museum is open from 12 noon to 5pm (closed Mondays and Fridays).

Tolson Museum