Future Vote 100 events

May 2018

Revolting Women26th May:  Revolting Women – The fight for the vote

A Mikron Theatre show telling the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Opening night at the LBT in Huddersfield.


Big Plant Swap26th May:  Big Plant Swap: Growing democracy

Growing Newsome are encouraging local food growers to celebrate Vote 100 by bringing along white, purple or green plants to their annual plant swap. Participants can also collect special Vote 100 badges on the day. The event is from 10am to 1pm on 26th May at Newsome Scout Hall, Huddersfield.


June 2018

The Florence Lockwood banner2nd June:  Our Fight for the Voting Right – special event

A special event at Tolson Museum with talks from local author and historian Jill Liddington, and the curator of Tolson’s Vote 100 exhibition, Frances Stonehouse. Tickets £5 including refreshments.


Revolting Women3rd June:  Revolting Women – The fight for the vote

A Mikron Theatre show telling the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. At Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield.


EqualiTeas30th June:  EqualiTea – Tea and Tarts WI  |  Organise an EqualiTea

Join local councillors to discuss their role in promoting equality in society, find out about the Huddersfield suffragettes, talk about what equality means to you, and enjoy tea and cake. Organised by Tea and Tarts, the Huddersfield Central branch of the Women’s Institute. Free admission.


July 2018

Jill Liddington8th July:  Walking with Women’s Suffrage

In 1906, the nation’s eyes were trained on Huddersfield. Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst swept into town and addressed packed meetings. Join historian Jill Liddington to walk in the footsteps of local suffragettes.

Meet in St. George’s Square (at the Harold Wilson Statue) at 2.30pm.
The walk ends about 4pm with an indoor Q&A session and discussion.


September 2018

Jill Liddington15th September:  Walking with Women’s Suffrage in the Colne Valley

Join suffrage historian Jill Liddington for a five mile walk in the footsteps of local suffragists and suffragettes. The linear route passes the homes and villages of several local campaigners including Helen Studdard, secretary of the Huddersfield NUWSS branch; Elizabeth Pinnance, imprisoned in 1907 for 14 days; and Florence Lockwood a Linthwaite mill owner’s wife and a member of the suffragist NUWSS who designed the Huddersfield branch banner.

Meet in St. George’s Square (at the Harold Wilson Statue) at 11.30am. Please bring a packed lunch. The walk ends in Slaithwaite around 3.30pm with a Q&A session at a cafe. Bookings information: info@discoverhuddersfield.com


Revolting Women22nd September:  Revolting Women – The fight for the vote

A Mikron Theatre show telling the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. In the garden at Tolson Museum, Huddersfield (with indoor backup). Refreshments served. Bring your own chairs if you can.


October 2018

Revolting Women10th October:  Revolting Women – The fight for the vote

A Mikron Theatre show telling the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. At Meltham Sports & Community Centre. Tickets £13 (£11 concessions).


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