February 2014

#Emilymatters – To Freedom’s Cause & the Suffragette Legacy

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#Emilymatters – To Freedom’s Cause & the Suffragette Legacy

After days glued to a screen going through the #Emilymatters event footage (it’s an absolute treasure trove!), I came across an article that promotes an attitude that has bubbled up a number of times over the past few months. Why do Emily Davison and the suffragette movement still attract knee jerk criticism from a number of conservative […]

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#Emilymatters – Historic Event in Parliament – Heartfelt Thanks

#Emilymatters – Historic Event in Parliament – Heartfelt Thanks

A special Parliamentary performance and debate around the life of Emily Wilding Davison and the impact of her legacy on feminism today. . Thanks to our fantastic supporters! .  . On Thursday 13th February 2014, an historic event took place in the Houses of Parliament when ‘To Freedom’s Cause‘, my play about Emily Davison was performed to a packed audience […]

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#Emilymatters – Parliament event – Reflections on a Piece of History in the Making

#Emilymatters – Parliament event – Reflections on a Piece of History in the Making

  A special Parliamentary performance and debate around the life of Emily Wilding Davison and the impact of her legacy on feminism today. On Thursday 13th February 2014, an historic event took place in the House of Commons when ‘To Freedom’s Cause‘, my play about suffragette Emily Davison was performed to a packed audience as part of a […]

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#Emilymatters – Petition – Emily Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign

#Emilymatters – Petition – Emily Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign

In a recent article Cathy Newman likened the Conservative Party’s frontbenches to “a sea of blokes in dark suits“. However, the Houses of Parliament as a whole continues to have a woeful record with regards to women’s representation. The most recent IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union) statistics list the UK in 59th  place in the world, with women […]

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#Emilymatters – No Vote, No Voice

#Emilymatters – No Vote, No Voice

Votes for Women! On 6th February 1918, a select group of women won the right to vote. However, it took ten more years before all women had the same voting rights as men.     Yet today, so many don’t bother to use their hard won democratic right to vote. At the last election 61% of […]

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#Emilymatters – National Voter Registration Day

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#Emilymatters – National Voter Registration Day

Forcible feeding was torture, pure and simple. It left many suffragettes permanently damaged. Something worth remembering on National Voter Registration Day. ‪#‎NVRD‬ The 2014 production of  TO FREEDOM’S CAUSE  at the Houses of Parliament does not shy away from the brutality of forcible feeding. Women, such as Emily Davison, Sylvia Pankhurst and Mary Leigh put […]

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