Saturday 15 December 2018, 2-4pm

In this centenary year of the Representation of People Act 1918, which allowed (only some) women over the age of thirty to vote in the UK for the first time, protest and civil disobedience have become more important than ever. From the Women’s March in Washington, USA, in 2017, to the People’s Vote march in London in October 2018, the fight for women’s voices to be heard reflects similar struggles of 100 years ago. The formidable women of the suffrage movement – from the law abiding suffragists to the militant suffragettes – truly demonstrated how to get organised, including being amongst the first political groups to inject symbolic colours and patterns into their dress as a way to proudly display their cause. To coincide with the Juliet Fleming’s and Sarah-Joy Ford’s exhibition of collaborative work, ‘Hard Craft’, join Helen Antrobus as she brings the stories of radical women’s protest from 1819 to 2018 to life.

Helen Antrobus is a curator and historian, specialising in the history of radical and political women, particularly in the women’s suffrage movement. She is a regular contributor to programmes made for BBC television and radio.