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March 5, 2020

2020 marks 50 years since the 'official movement' known as the Women's Liberation Movement began.

It was in 1970 (27 February - 1 March 1970) that the first National Women's Liberation Movement conference was held in Oxford

More than 600 women attended the first national...

October 27, 2018

 Photographs: 1 Emma Miller  2: Hannah Mitchell   3. Alice Wheeldon   4. Elisabeth Freeman

Excited and pleased to be invited to Women in Local Government celebration of Suffrage Pioneers in Leeds on November 24th. We nominated several women...

September 20, 2018


Historically, colour has been used to provide instant visual recognition and The Suffrage Movement like many others, is littered with colours and symbols which became clear markers of identification, differentiation and selling 'Suffrage'. Notable among th...

September 5, 2018

I only recently came across an interview with Prof June Purvis, her 2017 book, Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography, and a subsequent, more recent article written on the Pankhurst sisters, February 5, 2018 exploring what is des...

August 1, 2018

On Saturday July 21st Derby hosted a public celebration to honour the 70th anniversary of the NHS. The proceedings fittingly commenced with a gathering at Florence Nightingale's statue, London Rd, Derby. The statue was designed by  Countess Feodora Gleichen, the first...

July 8, 2018


On Saturday, 07 July 2018, residents of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands took a step back in time, in honour of the women who fought to secure better rights for women workers, as part of the Women...

June 13, 2018

Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation: Processions 10 June 

Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation were present and visible at Processions, London, 10th June 2018. Essentially Processions is a Project led by art organisation Artichoke. The Procession, from the perspective of t...

Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits - What a privilege it was to share space with Tessa and Palm Olive.  Do I wish the others  - Viv Albertine, Bruce Smith, Kate Korus, and later members Holly Cook and Anna Schulte – were here too....YES but they aren't so I refus...

March 24, 2018

I thoroughly believe that a mother may work as well as taking care of her children and providing the best for them in terms of comfort and basic living equipment.

While a mother is caring for her children, earning the income for the family is also a need, in order for t...

March 11, 2018

Happy International Women's Day so much to say...I mean all the stops were pulled out as the International Women;s Day Derby team created a space for celebration and remembering.

So many community stalls representing a myriad of causes and organisations and the networki...

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