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Pen to Print: Matchgirls Memorial Workshop with Anna Robinson

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In partnership with Pen to Print, The Matchgirls Memorial has launched a new Creative Arts Competition.

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This workshop is to help inspire work for the Matchgirls Memorial Competition. Write a poem, short flash fiction or make a short phone film on the subject of the Matchgirls. Poet and creative media tutor, Anna Robinson will talk about the Matchgirls strike in 1888, discussing what they did and who they were and provide you with some creative exercises to help you on your way.

In 1888 over 1,400 young women walked out on strike from Bryant and May’s match factory in Bow, East London. This was the first successful strike of women factory workers and led to better, safer working conditions for all. Click here for more about the Strike.

The Matchgirls Memorial is a charitable organisation established to highlight the Strike and remember the Strike leaders’ in the form of a permanent memorial.

Entry Deadline: Midnight on 31st December 2020.

Click here for full details about the competition

Once you have signed up for this session you will receive an email confirmation containing instructions and guidance on how to set up and join the live session.

Booking is essential. Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are found not to have booked a place for this session.

Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are disruptive to a session.

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