Reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 with a line-up of empowering events, activities and exhibitions marking the Centenary of the Women’s vote in London.
With 2018 representing 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the UK, the capital is honouring the anniversary with special events across iconic venues in London.
Rebel Women at National Portrait Gallery
Get involved with a year-long programme of female-focussed events with Rebel Women at the National Portrait Gallery. Visit the Votes for Women exhibition (27 Jan-13 May) to see key figures in women’s suffrage and surveillance photographs from Scotland Yard. Afterwards, learn about those who fought for gender equality in Votes for Women: Pioneers (8 Jan-2 Dec). Until 1 Jan
Votes for Women at the Museum of London
View the Museum of London’s special film dedicated to lesser-known Suffrage stories and striking new display of iconic Suffragette items in the Votes for Women exhibition, which includes Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal. Other highlights in the season of events include the family-friendly Votes for Women weekend (3-4 Feb). 2 Feb-6 Jan
WOW – Women of the World at Southbank Centre
From concerts and art installations, to talks and debates, the WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates the power of females. Choose between more than 200 events at Southbank Centre, exploring historic female figures through to the challenges facing women in modern society, on the centenary of women’s suffrage. 7-11 Mar
Women and the Hall at the Royal Albert Hall
Trace the fascinating history of one of London’s most iconic venues with Women and the Hall. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s votes, the Royal Albert Hall is hosting an all-female series of performances, talks and film screenings. Plus, see photographs from the in-house archives with the Women and the Hall: Past, Present and Future exhibition (1 Mar-16 Apr). Until 26 Apr
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at The V&A
Journey into the world of one of the 20th century’s most famous female figures with Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at the V&A. Showcasing personal objects never displayed outside of Mexico, the exhibition documents the development of the iconic artist’s style through paintings, clothing and photographs. 16 Jun-4 Nov
Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament at Westminster Hall
From campaigns to victories, the Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament brings together historic objects, images and archives to tell the remarkable stories of women in politics. Plus, wander through immersive spaces which recreate women’s experience in parliament. 27 Jun-6 Oct
Sylvia at The Old Vic
Celebrate the role of Sylvia Pankhurst in the fight for votes for women with The Old Vic’s Sylvia. This remarkable musical in London brings together dance, soul, funk and hip hop to explore the life of the suffragette. 1-22 Sep. Book Now
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