THANK YOU: Highways England!

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THANK YOU: Highways England!

Through drama and creativity we help empower young people to use their voice and be heard.

From the House of Commons to the Scottish Independence Referendum the 2015 General Election and the EU Referendum, #Emilymatters was there.

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.


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25th June 2018

It was lovely to be part of the Highways England #Equaliteas event in Leeds on 20 June.

Thank you to Amy, Ellen and everyone who took part on the day.

It was a privilege to be part of the event and to perform the Emily Davison call to action speech from the new version of To Freedom’s Cause.

I also really appreciate their support for the #Emilymatters autumn project, which builds on our annual Emily Davison birthday celebrations, which have helped to inspire this year’s #Equaliteas activities!




My participation in Highways England #Equaliteas event was part of the #Emilymatters outreach and creative projects, which includes interactive performances, talks, speeches and To Freedom’s Cause.

Kate Willoughby
Actor & Writer of Emily Wilding Davison playTo Freedom’s Cause




Some of our #processions2018 highlights. A beautiful and uplifting day. First ? with the fine folks at the #piliontrust. Made new friends and caught up with old pals along the sun dappled way. Thought of Emily, Mary, Connie, Sophia and Lavena. They would have loved the day and would call on all involved to redouble our efforts to make the world a more equal, just and safer place for women and girls. The #Emilymatters project is rooted in the contemporary, intertwining the past and the present, whilst championing #equality and #votingmatters in the UK and beyond. It’s about bringing people together, because we are all part of the progressive narrative, passing the baton from one generation to the next. Step Up | Vote | Lead | Because #shematters, because #youmatter | ❤️?️? | ???? ? | ?s © @katewilloughby8 (2017) #vote100

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