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Suffragette Project 2019

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. This gave some women and all men the right to vote in local and national elections in the UK. The project culminated in the production of a banner, a multimedia exhibition, street performance, women’s bike ride and an afternoon of talks in March 2019.

No Man Shall Protect Us… Deeds Not Words

Govanhill Suffrage Banner & Exhibition Launch

7.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday 8th March 2019
Project artist in residence Helen de Main unveils the Govanhill Suffrage banner designed and produced through workshops with Annette St Primary and Shawlands Academy pupils. The event will also launch the exhibition.

Live music and DJ courtesy of Mandulu & Hephzibah and Anti-Social Mothers. Suffragette Songs by local choir.

Govanhill Suffrage Exhibition

12 noon – 4.00pm
Sat 9th – Sat 30th March 2019
A multimedia exhibition exploring the demographic of Govanhill at that time, including the Irish, Jewish and Italian communities and the jobs working class women would have been employed in. Creative reflections on suffragettes: locally; nationally and internationally, examining the importance of: direct action{law breaking: the treatment of suffragettes; links with other social justice campaigns; self-defense including the martial art jiu jitsu and how the bicycle became a symbol of women’s emancipation. The exhibition will also include a showcase of local community projects run by, with and for women giving a chance to learn about what’s going on today and what you could get involved with.

Govanhill Suffrage Street Performance, March and Women’s Bike Ride

12 noon – 4.00pm
Sat 16th March 2019
Women performers take to the streets dressed as suffragettes making historic speeches, handing out leaflets – dropping a bomb or two, alongside a march with the Govanhill Suffrage Banner and a women’s bike ride.

Still Fighting For Our Rights

12 noon – 4.00pm
Sat 23rd March 2019
An afternoon of talks which will reflect on the women’s suffrage movement in relation to contemporary female activism.

To get involved with any of the above or to volunteer call: 0141 433 2999, email:

Exhibition: Victoria House, 72a Victoria Road , G42 7AA.
Bike Ride: Starts Bike for Good, 509 Victoria Rd, Glasgow G42 8BH

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