100 Years: Equality and Women’s Franchise in Britain

100 Years: Equality and Women’s Franchise in Britain

100 Years: Equality and Women’s Franchise in Britain is a project which began in 2018, during the anniversary celebrations; in partnership with Brent Museum & Archives.

We opened with a call out to young people in Brent, to get involved. By volunteering, the young people would take ownership of the project, moulding the outcomes.

The project took form in two phases; phase one being an exhibition of archival material and contributions from Young People in Brent, phase two involving interviewing local Councillors and making and showcasing a short film.

Regular workshops and training were held in various locations in Brent including, CVS Brent and SEIDs Hub, in Wembley.

The initial call out poster to Young People in Brent

As part of developing the exhibition, young people were involved in a series of activities; including research workshops, with a visit to Houses of Parliament, writing and journaling workshops. These enabled them develop a deeper understanding and insight, allowing them to each produce individual contributions to the exhibition.

Visit to Houses of Parliament archives

Exhibition: The Atrium, Brent Civic Centre,Wembley

9th April – 16th May 2019

An exhibition by young people from Brent commemorating 100 years of Women’s quest for equality and voting rights in Britain. This project explores the history, heritage and legislations which set in motion voting rights for women beginning with 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave women the right to vote, provided they were over 30 years old and they, or their husband, met a property qualification.
This exhibition represents the historical timeline of events, illustrating the selfless sacrifices of Women Suffragettes in Britain.  This exhibition is also a contemporary interpretation of the struggles for equality by women from the perspectives of young people involved in the project.

The exhibition has now moved onto SEIDs Hub, Wembley.

Exhibition: SEIDs Hub, Wembley

Tuesday 21st May – ongoing

As we move into Phase two we have launched our Open call for Young people aged 13-20 in Brent to get involved in this next stage of the project.

Second open call poster used

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on this project. If you are interested and wish to get involved, contact Jessie on 07510 917 517.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @LearnLTTA for more updates.

With support from The London Community Foundation, Wembley Park and Brent Museum & Archives.