Saturday 17th Nov
Black Box 2pm 20mins
Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and settle in for hidden history storytime.
It’s a hundred years since women were first able to vote in Parliamentary elections in Britain and Ireland. In this centenary year, little has been said of the key role that lesbians and bi women played in the suffragette movement. In this fascinating informal talk, writer and historical novelist Hilary McCollum highlights some of the leading lesbian suffragettes, including writers and artists, and the tactics they used to win the vote (from window smashing to arson), also revealing how anti-lesbian sentiments – both within and outside the movement – impacted on the campaign.