An evening of films, discussion, music, spoken word and food
Sunday 18th November 2018 From 5pm to 11pm Magic Rock Tap, Huddersfield HD1 5EB
Were you born a rebel? If so, you’re in good company.
Cinema For All presents an evening of female-led cabaret, celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage.
Enjoy fantastic shorts from female filmmakers, talks from fascinating speakers, and spoken word from Khadijah Ibrahiim. Plus music from Vanessa Jamie, The Seamonsters and post-punk party people Crumbs!
We’ll also treat you to a wonderful new short film made up of material from the Yorkshire, North West and North East Film Archives charting the story of women in British public life over the last 100 years.
All accompanied by free tasty food from Yakumama!
We will end the evening in the trustworthy hands of Girl Gang as they treat us to one of their famous DJ sets.
The event is free, but ticketed. Book your tickets at:
Saturday 8th September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
open in the Local Studies Library from 8th September
Huddersfield Local Studies Library have created a new display featuring influential women in the history of Huddersfield, with talks from local experts on the opening day. As we celebrate 150 years of Huddersfield Borough we’re highlighting influential women from the fields of sport, the arts, politics, culture, science and philanthropy.
Come along on the opening day to listen to interesting local historians, or visit the display during library opening hours. Part of our celebration of Vote 100 and Heritage Open Days in Kirklees. Free, but booking is required for the talks.
To book please call: 01484 223200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Around 200 pupils and 50 teaching staff from Kirklees schools took part in the ‘Your voice – speak up, speak out’ school council summit in March 2018 at Huddersfield Town Hall. Each school encouraged young people aged 5 to 11 on their school councils to host a simple hands-on activity about citizenship, leadership, school values, school council, raising local issues, or anything they chose to showcase that promotes democracy.
One of the activities children were asked to take part in on the day was to write down one good thing about where they live. This is a quick and accessible way of encouraging children and young people to think about what’s important in their local area. Here are just a few of the responses…
100 little deeds for local democracy
To celebrate Vote 100, we’re sharing 100 little ways that citizens in Kirklees are doing something to strengthen our local democracy. If you’ve been inspired by this little deed, why not try it out at a community event where you live? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy
Laura Murphy, a Politics student at the University of Huddersfield, shared this little deed with us:
With 28th Huddersfield Brownies, who meet at Christ Church Moldgreen, we held a session to talk about what Vote 100 meant and why it was so important for the young girls in the pack.
We started off asking the girls questions like can only men be police officers and can girls play football? They answered these brilliantly letting us know that girls can do anything they put their minds to.
We then went on to ask them about voting and what it was used for. To which they knew that we vote for who runs our country. When we told them that women didn’t always have the ability to vote they were shocked and couldn’t believe that there was a time when women were not allowed to vote and wanted to know how we got the vote.
We told them about the suffragette movement and about the movements that specifically happened in Huddersfield. With this information they then all made ‘Votes for Women’ Bunting and were really excited to know that this campaigning happened in Huddersfield as well as the rest of the country.
To celebrate Vote 100, we’re sharing 100 little ways that citizens in Kirklees are doing something to strengthen our local democracy. If you’ve been inspired by this little deed, why not spend half an hour trying out the same conversation at home? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy
This fantastic bunting was created by children at Gomersal Primary School. It was on show at Batley Older People’s Centre on Saturday 24th March 2018 as part of a special event to celebrate International Women’s Day and Vote 100.
The children used images from the past to inspire their creativity and worked hard to produce beautiful pieces of art. They were inspired by old photographs and propaganda posters. While creating the bunting, they learnt some facts about women’s rights in the early 1900s and found out about suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison.
Specialist art teacher Mandy Barrett says this is “not your average child made bunting” – and you can see why…
The event at Batley Older People’s Centre was partly funded by a small grant from the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme.
To celebrate Vote 100, we’re sharing 100 little ways that citizens in Kirklees are doing something to strengthen our local democracy. If you’ve been inspired by the children’s creativity, why not try making your own Vote 100 bunting for a community event? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy
Gomersal Primary School recently borrowed the Parliamentary Loan Box from the Education service in Parliament. They have loved using this to create their own House of Commons in their art room. Over 300 children have had the opportunity to recreate debates in this classroom. Year 4 children used the resources to debate about women’s right to vote. The children thought very carefully and discussed the issues carefully.
The school’s younger children have also learnt about the lives of Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison in a lesson linked to their history topic of ‘Famous people who have changed the world’. They worked in the art room to create some beautiful mono prints.
Specialist art teacher Mandy Barrett has recently trained to be a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador and will be doing lots more to promote democracy within the school.
You can find out more on the Gomersal Primary School website:
To celebrate Vote 100, we’re sharing 100 little ways that citizens in Kirklees are doing something to strengthen our local democracy. If you’ve been inspired by the creativity of the Gomersal Primary School community, why not try something similar in your school? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy