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First of the Feathers

November 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It is 1918 and the fight for female suffrage has been partly won. A woman reflects on her own role, campaigning for votes for women, while handing out white feathers to young men on Folkestone Leas during the First World War. This immersive dramatization will explore the possible motivation behind women’s political action between 1914 and 1918, and the impact this had on a generation of men. Suffrage campaigners often disagreed on strategy and policy, and their political views ranged from liberal pacificism to enthusiasm for eugenic selection. School participants will take opposite sides in these highly contentious debates, as the suffragette demands their support, and want to know why some of them are not in uniform.

In partnership with

Handmade Theatre, Simon Langton Boys' Grammar School, Harvey Grammar School

Contact email address

carolyn.oulton@canterbury.ac.uk

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No


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Date:
November 21
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
www.eventbrite.com/e/first-of-the-feathers-soldiers-and-suffragettes-tickets-49701834525

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Is booking required?
No
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Canterbury Tales: from the city to the sea
Contact email address
carolyn.oulton@canterbury.ac.uk
Event partners
Handmade Theatre, Simon Langton Boys' Grammar School, Harvey Grammar School
Region
South East
City/town
Folkestone
Accessibility information
Accessible, outdoors
Image copyright information
Public domain

Venue

Folkestone Leas (Bandstand)
The Leas
Folkestone, CT20 2DZ
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Accessibility information
Accessible, outdoors