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Staging Suffrage: Queer Feminist Performance

November 15, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

Through performed readings, this event will allow participants to meet some of the ‘great women’ of history originally brought to life by suffrage activists in the early 20th century. In 1909, as the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain became increasingly militant, dramatist Cicely Hamilton wrote A Pageant of Great Women to help spread the feminist message. The spectacular play was subsequently performed under the direction of bisexual theatremaker Edith Craig. Actors included Craig’s partner, the Exeter-born lesbian and genderqueer author Christopher St John. Come along for an opportunity to learn more about the play and explore the connections between the fight for suffrage and LGBTQ+ history. Debate what feminist activism and history mean to us today and engage creatively with these issues. The event is led by Natalie McGrath (Dreadnought South West) and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter).

In partnership with

Natalie McGrath (Dreadnought South West)

Contact email address

j.funke@exeter.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Description for print
In 1909, Cicely Hamilton wrote A Pageant of Great Women to support the fight for women’s suffrage. Meet some of the 'great women' of history originally imagined by queer suffrage activists and learn more about suffrage and LGBTQ+ history.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Sustaining Narratives: Journeys in Place and Time
Contact email address
j.funke@exeter.ac.uk
Event partners
Natalie McGrath (Dreadnought South West)
Region
South West
City/town
Exeter
Accessibility information
Please contact the event organiser for accessibility information.
Image copyright information
image published in 1910; no longer under copyright

Venue

Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Please contact the event organiser for accessibility information.
Phone:
01392 265858
Website:
https://www.rammuseum.org.uk/