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Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation - A Labour of Love 

Vox Feminarum has spent several years developing an idea which started with the question, 'Why do we know so little about women's contributions to Derbyshire Heritage?", to create a Project that would tell HERstory and be robust in the following areas:

1. undertaking substantial research to uncover 'unkown' stories, and to 

2. develop a Project which would stand up to scrutiny in terms of substance, quality and public interest. To read more about our Project click the link below. 

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Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation Trip to the Processions March in June 10th will be preceded by a banner making workshop on June 2nd. The main workshop will occur on the 2nd but we expect that the art of banner making will take place from the 2nd and into the week before the March. Everyone is welcome. To register interest in coming on the trip and for the banner Making Workshop please email Sonya on

Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation will kick off its programme of events to celebrate the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote with the launch of Derby Vote100 Suffrage week starting on Feb 5th with an exhibition and will continue with a screening and discussion on Feb 6th (The day the Representation of the People Act gained Royal assent) 2018. See below for details. More details of events in March and throughout 2018 are to follow soon

Vote 100 Suffrage Week 2018: Exhibition Feb 5th - 10th 2018 11am - 3pm daily. The Mandela Centre 179 - 181 Pear Tree Rd Derby DE238NQ


On The Shoulders of Giants The Story of Women's Suffrage 1866 - 1928: Derby and Derbyshire in Focus


Free Event


The exhibition will cover two floors at The Centre. We do not have a lift and will create a virtual version of the upper floor exhibits for viewing on the ground floor. The main exhibits will be on the ground floor.


We look forward to seeing you there.




HERstory in Focus: Stories of Derby Women's Centre

When: Feb 8th, 2018 6.30 - 8.30pm

Please bring photographs and memories to share. Email us at for more information

Where: Derby Women's Centre, 5 Leopold Street, Derby DE1

Revealed: First 8 Names in the Made in Derby 'walk of fame'

More than 220 names were nominated to be inscribed on eight initial Hollywood Walk of Fame Style street plaques in Derby City Centre...less than 25% of those nominated were women! The first 8 names are finally revealed..

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Revealed: Latest Names added to Made in Derby 'walk of fame'

More than 400 nominations were received for 220 individuals to be inscribed we were successful in our lobbying to get Alice Wheeldon included in the first 8 stars alongside Bess of Hardwick Hall. The first names were revealed in May 2018.  The second set of names (10) were revealed on September 14th 2019. While we wince at the inclusion of a fictional character Lara Croft (more a nod to the creators of Lara Croft men!), we note the inclusion of several women in the current cohort of names including Florence Nightingale and artist Marion Adnams. Read more about the Project and public comments by clicking on the links below.











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