Tag: Mary Leigh

Courage Calls!

Courage Calls!

Through drama and creativity we help empower women and young people to use their voice and be heard. Bringing people together, to celebrate how far we have come and to empower a new generation to use their voice and be heard is central to the #Emilymatters initiative. We take inspiration from the legacy of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, as […]

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#Emilymatters – Post haste!

#Emilymatters – Post haste!

Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Email #Emilymatters is a social media campaign, inspired by suffragette Emily Davison, that champions gender equality and has a specific focus on voting matters. See our #Emilymatters page to find out more about what we do. Saturday 19th December was the last day to send cards in time for Christmas, using second class postage. Monday is the last day for first […]

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#Emilymatters – June Purvis: Emily Davison’s imprint on British history

#Emilymatters – June Purvis: Emily Davison’s imprint on British history

G U E S T   B L O G   P O S T   Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s Epsom Derby protest remains a controversial act, with some arguing to this day that it damaged the case for women’s suffrage. In the following guest blog post, June Purvis, professor of women’s & gender history at Portsmouth […]

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#Emilymatters – Votes for Women!

Filed in #Emilymatters, May 2014, Uncategorized by on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
#Emilymatters – Votes for Women!

  Votes for Women!   With the European elections on Thursday, it’d be great to get your #Emilymatters photo in support of gender equality and using our right to vote.      Thanks to Nicola Gauld & Rebecca Furness for these fantastic photos.  The picture on the left includes arch anti suffragist Herbert Asquith (seated).    You […]

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#Emilymatters – Where are the women?

Filed in #Emilymatters, May 2014, Uncategorized by on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
#Emilymatters – Where are the women?

Where are the women? .   Suffragette Emily Davison campaigned for an equal society and faced resistance, often brutal, from anti suffragists, most notably headed up by Herbert Asquith and Lloyd George.    “Emily Wilding Davison was a great campaigning feminist. Her struggle continues and she remains an icon for women even over a century […]

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

Filed in #Emilymatters, February 2014 by on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
#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 – National Voter Registration Day

Filed in #Emilymatters, February 2014, NVRD by on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
#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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A Fond Farewell

Filed in March 2013, The Women's Library by on March 22, 2013
A Fond Farewell

A letter at the Women’s Library was the catalyst for my Emily Wilding Davison play TO FREEDOM’S CAUSE.  And for that I shall always be grateful. Therefore, my visit on Wednesday was tinged with sadness as the library closes its doors for the last time on its present purpose built site near Aldgate tube station […]

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