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The Drama of the Suffrage Movement

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People's History Museum

Left Bank

Manchester

M3 3ER

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Discover the suffrage movement through papers, posters and performance. Join suffrage historians Elizabeth Crawford and Katharine Cockin as they discuss the art of suffrage theatre, the Actresses' Franchise League and suffrage processions, explore the museum galleries to find suffrage posters and recordings, and enjoy short performances from suffrage plays and speeches. Performed by renowned suffrage actor and historian Dr Naomi Paxton and students from the University of Salford.

Suitable for all ages.

Programme

10.00: Registration/arrivals (suffrage performances in the foyer by University of Salford students)

10.30 – 11.30: Katharine Cockin (University of Essex), ‘Dramatising Women’s Suffrage: Edith Craig and the Art of the Theatre’ (Engine Hall)

11.30 – 12.00: Tea/coffee/cakes (suffrage performances in the foyer)

12.00 – 1.00: Naomi Paxton, ‘The Actresses’ Franchise League’ (Engine Hall)

1.00 – 1.45: Lunch (café open)

During the lunch hour, short films about the suffrage movement and women in politics will be shown in the Archive, and there will be guided tours of suffrage material in Main Gallery One.

During the afternoon there will be a choice of sessions.

1.45 – 3.00: Evelyn Sharp (Coal Store)

Katy Birch (University of Aberystwyth), ‘Representations of the Suffragette in Punch magazine’

Julie Wilkinson (Manchester Metropolitan University), ‘What the Suffragette Did Next: Dramatising Evelyn Sharp’ (to include a performance from Julie’s play about this famous suffragette figure)

1.45-3.00: Creative workshop

Create your own narrative of the suffrage movement by responding to images and photographs of suffragists and suffragettes. Run by creative writing experts from Manchester Metropolitan University.

3.00-3.45: Women in Public

Clare Neylon (University of Salford) ‘Suffragettes and the Media’

Emma Liggins (Manchester Metropolitan University), ‘Elizabeth Robins and Suffrage Drama’

3.00 – 3.45: Ada Nield Chew: Performance and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Kirsty Bunting and Orlagh McCabe (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Shelley Piasecka (University of Chester)

3.45- 4.15 Tea and coffee break

4.15- 5.15: Elizabeth Crawford (Royal Holloway), ‘The procession was like a medieval festival, vivid with simple grandeur’: banners of the women’s suffrage movement’

5.15 -6.00: Wine reception in the foyer (accompanied by singing of suffrage songs)


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