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Last updated:26 November 2018

Exhibition: Votes for women . . . or votes for ladies?

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Runs: From 5th Oct 2018 to 24th Jan 2019

Event time: 13:00 to 17:00

This exhibition celebrates the first step that parliament took, one hundred years ago, towards all adult women finally gaining the parliamentary franchise (right to vote). Most accounts of the campaign that led up to this achievement have been constantly misinterpreted and distorted. This account draws on the collections in the Working Class Movement Library (WCML) to try to do better justice to the long, complex and broadly based campaigns that led up to this partial success.

The exhibition is part of our Heritage Lottery Fund project Voting for change and features various items acquired as part of this project  For accompanying talk on art and suffrage by Elizabeth Crawford, click here.  See also details of our 3 November conference on the suffrage centenary here

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Exhibitions are open Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of most months 10am-4pm.