Women’s History Festival – Line Up Announced!


A few posts ago I mentioned that I was helping Ali Ghanimi of the Free University Brighton (http://freeuniversitybrighton.org/) put together Brighton’s first ever Women’s History Festival.  Well, the day will be going ahead on Saturday 14th March 10 – 6pm at the Brighthelm Centre on North Road  and is shaping up to have a great line-up of talks, walks, children’s activities and workshops.   Such as…

The African Princess in BrightonBrighton & Hove Black History Project

Women and the Mass Observation Archive – Suzanne Rose

Bad Girls: The Secret History of Women and Sexism – Louise Raw

“Prinny’s” WomenJaki da Costa

Women and the Black Market in Post War BritainTerry McCarthy

Grace Eyre Woodhead – Jackie Reeve

Women and the Miners StrikeBev Trounce

Clementina BlackGerry Holloway

I will be doing my ‘Amazing Women of Brighton’ walk.  And there’ll be a chance to catch Karen Antoni’s popular Brighton and Hove Suffragettes Walk.

Workshops will include:

Phenomenal Women: Creative Writing with Evlynn Sharp

Zine Making with Vicky Iglikowsky
Create your own women’s history ‘zine’ with historical materials from the National Archive

Surrey and Sussex Police will be presenting the exhibition ‘100 Years of Women in Policing’ and there’ll also be ‘Herstory’, an interactive women’s history exhibition by Alice Wroe with activities suitable for children.

Plus more!

Says Ali: ‘The one-day event will mark International Women’s Day celebrations and launch a year-long women’s history project to promote positive female role models within schools and the wider community.  It will feature fascinating, hidden histories of extraordinary and pioneering women such as Brighton and Hove suffragettes, the African Princess in Brighton and women who inspired the trade union movement.’


The event is being crowd-funded.  We are trying to raise £1000 to ensure that it is free and accessible to all.  Any donations would be very gratefully received here  http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/brighton-womens-history-festival

Thank you!


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