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The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes with Diane Atkinson and Dame Joan...

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Step inside Bloomsbury Publishing for a night dedicated to the extraordinary courage and conviction of the women who campaigned for women's suffrage with great flair and imagination in the public arena.

Marking the centenary of female suffrage, Diane Atkinson's definitive history Rise Up, Women! charts women's fight for the vote through the lives of those who took part, in a timely celebration of an extraordinary struggle.

A hundred years on, it is time to reflect on the daring, often violent acts women undertook to break into an exclusively male political system. Recounting the movement through the lives of 200 suffragettes, from the well-known Pankhurst family through to mill-girl Annie Kenney, from hunger strikes and force-feeding through to the torching of public monuments, this session will inform us all on the lives of the great range of women that took part in a campaign that paved the way for generations to come. Meticulously researched, vividly rendered and celebratory, Diane's book is a bold and definitive biography of a phenomenal, ground-breaking movement.

In this exclusive event at the Bloomsbury Institute, Diane shares their stories and discusses how the legacy of their campaign survives to this day in the campaigns for equal pay, black lives matter, LBTGQ rights and gender equality with journalist, television presenter and President of Birkbeck, University of London, Dame Joan Bakewell.

‘A thrilling and inspiring read! For too long these extraordinary women have been hidden from history. Rise Up Women! should be a standard text in all schools. And will be a treasured handbook for today's feminists.’ - Harriet Harman

Diane Atkinson is the author of two illustrated books, Suffragettes in Pictures and Funny Girls, and three biographies, Love & Dirt, Elsie and Mairi Go to War and The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton. She holds a PhD from the University of London and worked at the Museum of London, where she curated a major exhibition on the suffragettes. She has appeared on many radio programmes, including Woman’s Hour, and consulted on television documentaries, as well as, most recently, the film Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham-Carter.

Diane's Rise Up Women! will be on sale at the event for £15.00 (RRP £30.00). You can buy a copy with your ticket and we will set it aside for you to collect on the night. Diane will be delighted to sign copies of Rise Up Women!

Date: Wednesday, February 21st
Timing: 7pm to 8pm (doors and drinks reception from 6:30pm)
Venue: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road
Tickets: £15 for adults / £10 students and concessions.

If you would like to bring a group or five or more together, please email insitute@bloomsbury.com for a significant discount on your tickets.


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Praise for Rise Up Women!

“This is the untold story of the women's suffrage movement at last revealed in glorious 360 detail. Rise Up Women! is heartbreaking, inspiring and incredibly rewarding to read” – Dr Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana,

“Patiently, skilfully and empathetically, Diane Atkinson gives us the fullest, most insightful history yet of the suffragette movement and the courageous women who drove it forward to eventual fruition” – David Kynaston, author of Austerity Britain,

“Rise up and buy this book! Diane Atkinson has produced an instant classic of feminist history. All the spectacular drama and intrigue of the decade long militant campaign for the women's vote is staged in this immensely readable suffragette epic” – Rachel Holmes, author of Eleanor Marx,

“A shocking and yet curiously exhilarating history of a group of women from all classes who simply refused to be crushed … Atkinson makes us feel so proud of that fight” – Miranda Seymour, author of Noble Endeavours,

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