London Travel: 3 Events to Celebrate Feminism

Suffragette – Outdoor movie screening

The Suffragette is a 2015 movie about the suffragette movement in the UK and it is one of the movies being shown as part of the Pop Up Screens UK.

Hopefully the rain will stay away but nothing a jacket and a flask of tea can’t fix 🙂 Tickets are ÂŁ15 for adults and you also get a chair with that (ÂŁ9 for children under 10).

I wasn’t even aware that there was a Suffragette movie but it stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Boham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Meryl Streep and is based on stories of some of the Suffragettes who fought for women’s right and their right to vote in the UK. I think all of these combined with the novelty of an outdoor movie has me looking forward to it, I’m intrigued to see what the movie is like and how it depicts the stories.

There are more movies being shown in parks across London so if women’s rights aren’t your thing (it should be though, we are great!) then there will definitely be something on show to get you eating popcorn on the grass. Check the other screenings here.

When Wednesday Aug 14th, 6pm.

Where Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street, City of London

 

London Feminist Film Festival

Four days of movie screenings happening in the Rio Cinema in Dalston, the Genesis in Whitechapel and one at the BFI in Southbank and they are all feminist movies – old and new – as well as celebrating international women directors.

This is an independent film festival which is supporting women filmmakers as well as encouraging discussion and activism for the feminist movement.

The movies will highlight and discuss feminist issues and honestly, I want to see them all but I have not figured out omnipresence yet so I will be trying to choose which ones to go and see. I have no doubt they will all be excellent and with the discussion panels after each screening, it is going to be really interesting and I can’t wait.

Take a look at the programme for this years list of films.  (Help me decide!)

 

London Feminist Film Festival 2018 Trailer from London Feminist Film Festival on Vimeo.

 

 

Votes for Women Exhibition 

As part of the national commemoration to mark the centenary of the 1918 Act which allowed some (!!) women the right to vote for the first time. You can read about the inspiring, humbling and tiresome work that was carried out over fifty years by activists in the suffragette and women’s rights’ movement.

 

You can read about the hunger strikes carried out by women such as Emmeline Pankhurst,  see clothes and outfits worn during the movement, read about campaigns and the truly courageous work and what these women and fellow activists had to endure to achieve such a monumental first step in the path towards the vote for women and women’s rights.

There are two exhibitions at different areas in the museum (the staff are more than helpful if you ask).

London on Wheel’s – A suffrage story 

Votes for Women

Women’s Movement (August 24th – November 24th)

I would love to be around for this, a 1.5hour walk through London and hearing the stories of some of the women who contributed to the women’s movement.

When Aug 13th – Jan 6th (varying dates for exhibitions)

Where  Museum of London150 London Wall, London

The Museum of London, home the the current ‘Votes for women’ exhibition.

 

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