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
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
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 Grainne’s talk, why not do something to find out more about what young women in Kirklees think about politics? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy
In 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) chose a colour scheme to unify participants in an enormous demonstration in London’s Hyde Park. The three colours they chose became the visual identity for the women’s suffrage movement that we still recognise today – purple for dignity, white for purity and green for hope.
As part of the Democracy in the Making event, artist Amy Hirst showed people how to make their own suffragette rosettes, using a choice of papers and ribbons in purple, white and green.
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 Amy’s creativity, why not have a go at making your own rosettes, badges, ribbons or sashes? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy
Brownies, Guides and Rainbows are getting the chance to earn a special badge this year to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Netherton Brownies started their Votes for Women Challenge Badge on 12th February 2018, and they have kindly shared their tweets with us so you can see how they’re getting on. We wish them well.
Watched #Suffragette tonight and I’m very proud to be starting a Special Challenge Badge with my Brownies on Monday about Votes for Women. We won’t be smashing windows or blowing up postboxes but I’ll certainly be explaining why women had to do that, & how far we’ve come. pic.twitter.com/xh3NflTkbx
We started our #vote100 Challenge Badge this week. The girls formed two political parties (Starbucks Unicorn Party & Dancing Dogs Party), had a debate about dogs being banned from the area and their reasons why, and then voted. pic.twitter.com/djDaxtyQB8
We’ve worked on our “Votes for Women” Challenge Badge tonight. We were tied together so we could work together with one hand each to wrap a book, butter bread, plait hair and tie a shoelace. pic.twitter.com/Ayj4AtOnam
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 Netherton Brownies, why not run an activity in your group or school to help our young citizens learn about voting? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy