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SUFFRAGETTES IN CAMDEN
Are you interested in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and its presence in London Borough of Camden? What is now Camden includes Hampstead, St John's Wood, Holborn, Bloomsbury, Kentish Town, West Hampstead, Camden Town, Somer's Town and St Pancras, lots of areas of suffrage activity. Would you be interested in getting involved in the creation of an exhibition on the topic?
SuffrageArts would like to hear from people who:
- – would be interested in helping to fundraise,
- – might be interested in helping out with voluntary work including research, organising events, installing exhibition,
- – have suffrage-related materials they could lend to the exhibition, or know of relevant materials.
SuffrageArts are writers and curators, Susan Croft and Irene Cockroft, authors of Art, Theatre and Women’s Suffrage (Aurora Metro, 2010) and co-curators of the How the Vote Was Won exhibition at Museum of Richmond in 2010.
If you are interested in getting involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact SuffrageArts c/o Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, 2nd Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA. Telephone: 02079746342
To get involved please download the Camden Volunteers Form PDF from this link, complete it and scan/email or post it to us.
Or you can download an editable Word version here: Camden Volunteers Form (Word)
An international collection of dramatic works across several generations of women playwrights including plays from the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada. It includes plays by established writers such as Elizabeth Baker, Catherine Dawson-Scott, Ruth Draper, Miles Franklin, Amy Levy, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Katherine Mansfield as well as lesser-known writers. Three thematic sections looks at aspiration to education and the world of work, social activism for the vote, workers’ rights, temperance and other issues, and lighter satirical works about contemporary fads and fashions.
Edited by Sherry Engle and Susan Croft
Published by iUniverse, 2015
Readings and talks available, please email: email@example.com
Please email if you have any new events or other news related to the arts and women's suffrage by clicking here
This project is currently without funding so is only updated intermittently – so if you contact us, please be patient!
We are hoping to do a project in 2015 looking at suffrage art and theatre in selected other London boroughs, including Camden.
If you would like to help with a donation towards this or would like to know more, please contact here
A variety of events took place in 2010 and afterwards to mark the exhibition How the Vote Was Won: Art, Theatre and Women's Suffrage at the Museum of Richmond
the inaugural meeting of:
Feminist History Research Network (Richmond)
Wednesday 23rd June, 2010 6 – 7.30 pm
at the Museum of Richmond, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond
- a group for anyone interested or actively involved in investigating women’s history, especially the history of women's suffrage movement in Richmond and its neighbouring boroughs.
- a grassroots history network designed to share information and enthusiasms, contacts and support.
If you are interested in attending, please come along to our initial meeting.
So we can have an idea of numbers, please call Pauline to confirm attendance on 020 8948 7179.
Suffragettes in Richmond Walk
Tuesday 17th August, 2010 1pm
Meeting Point: Richmond Station, upper concourse.
Tickets £3. Book on 020 8332 1141
Forgotten Plays of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
A reading of three little-known plays connected to the Actresses’ Franchise League and its members.
Women In Theatre Talk
Speakers include writer Winsome Pinnock and academic Dr Susan Croft.
Classic Plays By Women ed. Susan Croft and
Art Theatre and Women’s Suffrage
by Irene Cockroft and Susan Croft
Saturday 4th September, 2010 11am
Orange Tree Theatre
1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW9 2SA
£10 / £8 concs.
Box Office 020 8940 3633
1st May – 4th Sept 2010
020 8332 1141
This exhibition celebrates the incredible artistic and political work of the suffragettes, how the movement inspired the work of artists, writers and theatre-makers, as well as the involvement of local people in the suffrage movement.
‘How The Vote Was Won’ follow up workshops for schools and community groups'
We offer a range of workshops adapted to the age and ability of the class. The workshops can be based on creative writing, drama or the discovery of local history. Workshops are led by a qualified and experienced teacher who has already delivered many successful workshops in the borough to schools and community groups.
- Workshops for 10 – 18 year olds
- 20 – 40 students per session
- Cost £100 or subsidised
- Subjects involved: history, citizenship, politics, feminism, personal & social health, relationships.
To book a workshop contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3261 0000
‘A Suffragette in the Family’
Presentation by Peter Barratt
‘Women's Poetry in the Great War’
Lecture by Audrey Ardern-Jones
Featuring flautist Rachel Aukett
Date: Thursday 8th July at 7:30pm
Venue: The Library Room, Old Town Hall, Whitaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
Tickets: £5 / £3 concs
Tel: 020 3261 0000
Or send SAE, with cheque payable to ‘Aurora Metro Arts & Media Ltd’ to:
67 Grove Ave, Twickenham, TW1 4HX
‘Art, Theatre and Women’s Suffrage’
by Irene Cockroft and Susan Croft
A new book to accompany the ‘How The Vote Was Won’ exhibition by curators Irene Cockroft, writer, lecturer and specialist in Arts and Crafts of the 19th & 20th centuries and Dr Susan Croft, writer, academic and formerly Contemporary Curator at the Theatre Museum.
Publication date July 2010
For a review copy please contact Cheryl Robson