Helen Pankhurst, women’s rights activist and campaigner, great-granddaughter of Emmeline and granddaughter of Sylvia, leads a workshop to discuss continuity and change in women’s lives over the last hundred years since the first women in Britain were given the vote. Despite huge progress, the fight for equality continues.
Helen will be drawing from her recently published book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now for this Voices Off discussion which explores just how much women’s lives have changed in a whole century and how far we still have to go.
This Voices Off discussion takes place during our production of SYLVIA, a modern musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women’s rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart. From 3-22 Sep 2018.