Vote 100: Born a Rebel in Huddersfield

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:

 

Extraordinary Women of the Huddersfield Borough

Talks:
Saturday 8th September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Display:
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: huddersfield.information@kirklees.gov.uk

Event info: Extraordinary Women of the Huddersfield Borough

Heritage Open DaysFind out more

Huddersfield 150
Heritage Open Days in Kirklees – browse all events
Heritage Open Days in Kirklees – booklet (PDF)

9. Girls can do anything they put their minds to…

28th Huddersfield Brownies

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.

by Laura Murphy

Discuss democracy: Girlguiding

 


100 little deeds for local democracy

Deeds not wordsTo 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


 

Use your vote – Do it for Dora

Here’s a special message from Kirklees Museums about why you should use your vote:

Our Fight for the Voting Right is now open at Tolson Museum in Huddersfield.

6. Learning from young women in Huddersfield

Dr Grainne McMahon
Dr Grainne McMahon, University of Huddersfield. Photo by Anthony McKeown.

Dr Grainne McMahon from the University of Huddersfield is researching young women’s political participation – what are the barriers and what do young women want?

Grainne tells us: “We keep saying young people don’t have a voice. Young people do have  voice – they never stop talking. We aren’t listening, that’s the problem…”

Her research shows that young women want a less adversarial political system… “the world would simply be a better place if we had a more gender equal politics. Everyone has got to contribute.”

This talk was one of the Notwestminster 2018 Lightning talks at The Media Centre in Huddersfield on Saturday 17th February 2018. You can watch Grainne’s talk on YouTube:


100 little deeds for local democracy

Deeds not wordsTo 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


 

5. Democracy in the Making – suffragette rosettes

suffragette rosettes

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.

Democracy in the Making – twitter moment

 


100 little deeds for local democracy

Deeds not wordsTo 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


 

3. Netherton Brownies are earning a special badge

Cakes made by Netherton Brownies
Photo by Netherton Brownies / @105HuddBrownies

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.

 

Girlguiding is calling for equal representation for women in politics and an improved political education system so girls and young women feel engaged. Find out more:

Girlguiding – Our Vote 100 Asks

 


100 little deeds for local democracy

Deeds not wordsTo 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