A Stone’s Throw from Westminster: Suffragettes and Other Feminists in Camden

An exhibition at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

Holborn Library, London WC1X 8PA 

Opens Thursday 14 June, 2018, 10am - 5pm

Exploring the contribution of suffrage activists based in Camden to the campaign for the right to vote, this exhibition sets its history in the larger context of the struggle for women’s rights: from the militancy of the WSPU based in Kingsway to the law-abiding activism of Millicent Fawcett in Gower St. From the 1912 Women’s March in Edinburgh that entered London at Camden Town to the suffragette who raced a stolen fire engine down Tottenham Court Rd and tracing the contribution of those actresses and writers who wrote and performed suffrage plays, along with the Slade-trained artists who designed banners and posters for the vote. Also included are displays marking 100 years of women in the law and the history of the female-run Endell St military hospital in WW1. The exhibition situates the suffrage movement within the earlier campaign for women’s education and later feminist struggles in the borough.

The exhibition will be accompanied by as series of talks, discussions, workshops and playreadings.

Exhibition co-curators: V. Irene Cockroft & Dr Susan Croft

To get involved or to donate to make it happen please email suffragearts@gmail.com 

For more information visit www.camden.gov.uk/localstudies