This year, The Rumble Museum at Cheney is running a variety of projects, exhibitions, talks and workshops to explore the story of Women’s Suffrage in the UK and beyond.
There will be a variety of pop-up exhibitions and events throughout the year, starting with Year Eight students creating an alternative guide to the Weston Library’s Exhibition “From Sappho to Suffrage” and culminating with an all day event on 14th December to mark the first time women in England voted in a general election.
Events that we have planned so far include:
*A primary debating competition themed on women's suffrage and women's rights more broadly
*A textiles project to create replica banners themed on women's suffrage and women's rights
*A digital collection day for the community to bring in objects and stories about pioneering women in their families and communities
*A 'book slam' for students to create historical fiction ideas based on the stories of the suffragists, suffragettes and other brave women
*A day long celebration on 14th December, with talks, workshops, stalls, storytelling, a procession and an exhibition
Watch this space for more information, or visit the website we have set up to document this exciting year long season of events here.