The Representation of the People Act in 1918 extended the vote to women for the first time in the United Kingdom. In 2018 we celebrate the centenary of this milestone with some great events at the Creative Innovation Centre – all supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Women’s Vote Centenary Week of Events is one of a number of ways in which this important anniversary is being marked across England.
The centenary is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate 100 years since women gained the right to vote. It’s also a chance for us to think about our own role in civic life and encourage others to do the same.
Why not come along to some of our FREE events that look at different aspects of suffragette movement and the woman’s vote. (Did you know that ‘Suffrage‘ means the right to vote in political elections).
If you can’t then pop in then why not swing round to see our short history presentation on screen shown throughout the day.
Events 11th – 14th December 2018:
- Art – Tuesday 11th Dec, 7.30pm-10.00pm
Join us at CICCIC with Go-Create Creative Gathering where half the evening will start with a short presentation on suffragette and woman’s vote posters from the era. Then we lay out the tables, pens, drawing equipment and paper to see what modern or early 20th century posters you can design or sketch out to celebrate 100 years of the woman’s vote. Free to join in and cafe/bar will be open. Learn More
- Poetry & Verse – Weds 12th Dec 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Poetry and readings evening on verses and songs from a 1911 publication SUFFRAGE SONGS and VERSES and other poems. Read by members of Fire River Poets there will also be short presentations on other aspects of the suffragette movement. Free to join in and cafe/bar will be open. Learn More
- Film & Discussion – Thurs 13th Dec, 7.30pm start-10pm, doors 7pm
Screening of movie ‘Suffragette’ (2015), Cert 12a. Free to join in and cafe/bar will be open. Learn More.
- Talk – Fri 14th Dec, 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Join CICCIC and historical fiction and non-fiction author Lucienne Boyce on the careers of some women who were imprisoned in Bristol’s Horfield Jail – though like many campaigners they were active around the country and an interesting mix of women. A perfect way of telling a variety of suffrage stories. The talk will include some context/background to the militant campaign, with particular reference to events in Taunton/West Country. Talk includes Q&A. Free to join in and cafe/bar will be open. Learn More.
PLEASE NOTE – Dec 14th 2018 is 100 years since women voted in a general election for the first time on 14 December 1918 with 8.5 million women eligible.
Help us share the knowledge and celebration of the Women’s Vote Centenary and enjoy art, poetry, film and talk in a safe and community focused environment.