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Staging Suffrage: Queer Feminist Performance

15th November 2018 @ 15:00 - 16:30

Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)

Queen’s Street



In 1909, as the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain became increasingly militant, dramatist Cicely Hamilton wrote The Pageant of Great Women to help spread the feminist messageThe spectacular play was subsequently performed under the direction of bisexual theatremaker Edith Craig. Actors included Craig’s partner, the Exeter-born lesbian and genderqueer author Christopher St John. Through performed readings, this event will allow participants to meet some of the ‘great women’ of history originally brought to life by suffrage activists in the early twentieth century. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the play, explore the connections between the fight for suffrage and LGBTQ+ history, debate what feminist activism and history mean to us today and engage creatively with these issues. The event is led by Natalie McGrath (Dreadnought South West) and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter).

As our Festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes to our events. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.


15th November 2018
15:00 - 16:30

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