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Muriel Matters! The story of an Australian woman who came to London and bec...
Mon 21 March 2016, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
Womens History Month event 2016
A film starring Brooke Satchwell and written and directed by Sonia Bible, we are grateful to Ronin Films for giving permission for this special film showing.
Muriel Matters was an actress from Adelaide who arrived in London in 1905. She joined the campaign for Votes for Women and undertook a number of daring exploits including chaining herself to the Ladies Gallery in the House of Commons. A member of the Women's Freedom League she was, like many others, imprisoned as the result of her campaigning exploits.
The film will be introduced by Deidre Brock MP and Dr Clare Eustance of Greenwich University will talk about the role of the Women's Freedom League in the campaign for Votes for Women.
Tickets must be booked in advance to gain access. Access to Parliament is via a security check, please bring a photo ID (Driving licence/passport). For further information http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/access/
There are limited places at this event and places are available on a first come first served basis.
If a waiting list is formed then available tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, places are non-transferable.
Picture credit: Illustrated London News, 7 November 1908, courtesy of the House of Commons Library