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Coming soon... Beyond the Vote, 2018 

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, when women over 30 won the right to vote, subject to a property qualification. It also marks 90 years since the Equal Franchise Act, which finally gave women and men the right to vote on equal terms at the age of 21. We’re using these milestones as the point of departure for a programme of events and exhibitions across east London.


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Exhibition at Hackney Museum

We are currently working with Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives, plus an advisory group and a volunteer research team, to develop an exhibition telling the story of women-led activism in Hackney from 1918 to the present day. The exhibition will be on display in Hackney Museum from February 2018 as part of our year-long programme.

Women at Watney: Voices from an East End market

In 2017 we've been working with academics from King's College London, University College London and a fantastic research group on a LAHP-funded project recording memories from women at Watney Market in Shadwell. We're planning to share the results later this year through a microsite, exhibition, and event. 

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East End Women Take Action Event

In September 2016 we held a free event with East End Sisters Uncut at St Hilda’s East community centre, bringing together several speakers to talk about about the different ways east London women have challenged sexism, racism, exploitation, and injustice then and now.

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East End Women: The Real Story

We helped to develop the East End Women: The Real Story exhibition as part of the East End Women's Collective, celebrating women's involvement and leadership in social and political change in east London. Funded by donations through 38 Degrees, the exhibition was launched at St George's-in-the-East in Shadwell in May 2016, and was on display in the church throughout 2017. 

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We're not finished!

 

A pop up exhibition about women's activism in east London, including the East London Federation of the Suffragettes, and drawing on new oral history interviews. Developed by Eastside Community Heritage with our support, the exhibition was displayed at Whitechapel Idea Store in March 2016, and was accompanied by several community workshops around the exhibition's themes with groups of young women in east London.