4 February 2018

Deeds not words: lantern workshop

Join Bristol Women’s Voice and artists from The Lamplighters in creating two giant suffragette puppets and small lanterns.

Historian Madge Dresser will give a talk about the history of suffrage in Bristol and we will be sharing images and texts produced by the suffragettes as inspiration.

This workshop is free, open to all and there is no booking required. Please bring a torch or fairy lights if you can.

The puppets and lanterns will be used in a celebratory procession on Tuesday 6 February at Berkeley Square to mark 100 years since the first women were allowed to vote in the UK.

The procession will set off from Berkeley Square, at what once was the Bristol Suffragette’s HQ and finish at City Hall, the centre of politics in the city today.

Outside City Hall there will be speeches and a performance by a choir made up of girls and women from across Bristol, all of whom responded to an open call out.

For the parade people are invited to wear purple and green, which were the colours of the suffragette movement.

All are welcome to join the illuminated procession, find out more about the event on Facebook.

Image: © Fran, Evoke Pictures