Emily Wilding Davison

#Emilymatters – Get involved!

#Emilymatters – Get involved!

  #Emilymatters supports gender equality campaigns, including Emily Thornberry MP‘s important campaign for a statue of suffragette Emily Davison to be erected in the Houses of Parliament, No More Page 3, 5050Parliament as well as the work of organisations such as NAWO (National Alliance of Women’s Organisations).   Because Emily Davison campaigned for a more equal society, not just the vote.   […]

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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 – UK Political Gender Gap

#Emilymatters – UK Political Gender Gap

In the run up to the special Emily Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign event, on 13 February 2014, we’re using infographics by MasonClark CIC to discuss (in)equality issues today.   UK Political Gender Gap:      Would you be more likely to vote if your gender was represented? Tell us what you think #Emilymatters   […]

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To Freedom’s Cause – A Sense of Responsibility

To Freedom’s Cause – A Sense of Responsibility

Writing about a real person inevitably brings with it a huge sense of responsibility. As a writer and as an actor my aim has always been to capture the essence of that person. Women such as Emily Wilding Davison, Elizabeth Fry and Mary Queen of Scots, who I have previously written about, attract admirers and […]

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To Freedom’s Cause – New Year, New Direction

To Freedom’s Cause – New Year, New Direction

    As Emily Wilding Davison’s historic year draws to a close, it’s time to look to 2014 and beyond.  The fantastic new logo for TO FREEDOM’S CAUSE has been designed by North East based Emma Reilly, who is also a Prince’s Trust Ambassador.   You get the Emily Davisons of this world who do something truly heroic and […]

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Herbert Jones, The Forgotten Man

Herbert Jones, The Forgotten Man

The past twelve months have featured a series of fantastic events to mark suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s brave Epsom Derby protest, including the unveiling of a memorial plaque at Epsom racecourse and The Emily Tree event for a new generation of feminists.     However, very little is still known about Herbert Jones, the King’s […]

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Shoulder to Shoulder – To Freedom’s Cause & Emily Inspires!

Shoulder to Shoulder – To Freedom’s Cause & Emily Inspires!

Today I head to Morpeth for a very special meeting for all those involved in the Emily Inspires! project. The journey to realise a fully funded tour of TO FREEDOM’S CAUSE started over a year ago and has been a challenging as well as incredibly rewarding experience. .     I have met so many […]

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