6th February: Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote
Huddersfield Students’ Union are running a suffragette badge making stall from 2.30pm to 5pm outside the Students’ Union shop.
13th February: Suffragettes: Deeds not Words – Live screening
A British Library live screened talk, featuring Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, local historian Jill Liddington and Robert Wainwright. At Huddersfield Library. Free event.
15th February: Democracy in the Making: Vote 100
Join in these free creative activities at Huddersfield Open Market on Thursday 15th February with local artist Amy Hirst. You can also find out more about Vote 100 in Kirklees on the day. Free, drop-in event.
16th February: Notwestminster PechaKucha Night
Hear quick-fire talks from local democracy enthusiasts from Kirklees and around the country. Speakers will talk about all aspects of democracy, including the representation of women. Free event.
17th February: Notwestminster 2018
Notwestminster is an annual event in Huddersfield for anyone who wants to do something practical to improve our local democracy. Workshops and Lightning talks (including women in politics). Free event.
17th March: Helen Pankhurst In Conversation – with Joanne Harris at Huddersfield Literature Festival
Award-winning author Joanne Harris interviews Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner in her own right. Tickets £3 to £5.
24th March: Vote 100 & International Women’s Day
Look out for lots of activities at Batley Older People’s Centre from 10am to 7pm to launch Vote 100 in Batley and Spen and to celebrate International Women’s Day. A project Co-ordinated by Batley Smile.
Opening 28th April 2018: Our Fight for the Voting Right – exhibition
Visit this special exhibition at Tolson Museum to discover the stories of the suffragists and suffragettes of Kirklees who dared to challenge their traditional roles in society. Featuring the Florence Lockwood banner.
26th May: Revolting Women – The fight for the vote
A Mikron Theatre show telling the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Opening night at the LBT in Huddersfield.
26th May: Big Plant Swap: Growing democracy
Growing Newsome are encouraging local food growers to celebrate Vote 100 by bringing along white, purple or green plants to their annual plant swap. Participants can also collect special Vote 100 badges on the day. The event is from 10am to 1pm on 26th May at Newsome Scout Hall, Huddersfield.
2nd June: Our Fight for the Voting Right – special event
A special event at Tolson Museum with talks from local author and historian Jill Liddington, and the curator of Tolson’s Vote 100 exhibition, Frances Stonehouse. Tickets £5 including refreshments.
3rd June: Revolting Women – The fight for the vote
A Mikron Theatre show telling the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. At Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield.
30th June: EqualiTea – Tea and Tarts WI | Organise an EqualiTea
Join local councillors to discuss their role in promoting equality in society, find out about the Huddersfield suffragettes, talk about what equality means to you, and enjoy tea and cake. Organised by Tea and Tarts, the Huddersfield Central branch of the Women’s Institute. Free admission.
8th July: Walking with Women’s Suffrage
In 1906, the nation’s eyes were trained on Huddersfield. Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst swept into town and addressed packed meetings. Join historian Jill Liddington to walk in the footsteps of local suffragettes.
Meet in St. George’s Square (at the Harold Wilson Statue) at 2.30pm.
The walk ends about 4pm with an indoor Q&A session and discussion.
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