6th February: Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote
Huddersfield Students’ Union are running a suffragette badge making stall from 2.30pm to 5pm outside the Students’ Union shop.
13th February: Suffragettes: Deeds not Words – Live screening
A British Library live screened talk, featuring Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, local historian Jill Liddington and Robert Wainwright. At Huddersfield Library. Free event.
15th February: Democracy in the Making: Vote 100
Join in these free creative activities at Huddersfield Open Market on Thursday 15th February with local artist Amy Hirst. You can also find out more about Vote 100 in Kirklees on the day. Free, drop-in event.
16th February: Notwestminster PechaKucha Night
Hear quick-fire talks from local democracy enthusiasts from Kirklees and around the country. Speakers will talk about all aspects of democracy, including the representation of women. Free event.
17th February: Notwestminster 2018
Notwestminster is an annual event in Huddersfield for anyone who wants to do something practical to improve our local democracy. Workshops and Lightning talks (including women in politics). Free event.
Award-winning author Joanne Harris interviews Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner in her own right. Tickets £3 to £5.
24th March: Vote 100 & International Women’s Day
Look out for lots of activities at Batley Older People’s Centre from 10am to 7pm to launch Vote 100 in Batley and Spen and to celebrate International Women’s Day. A project Co-ordinated by Batley Smile.
Opening 28th April 2018: Our Fight for the Voting Right – exhibition
Visit this special exhibition at Tolson Museum to discover the stories of the suffragists and suffragettes of Kirklees who dared to challenge their traditional roles in society. Featuring the Florence Lockwood banner.