Thursday, 1 March 2012

March meeting- A virtual tour of The WSPU exhibition of 1909

A virtual tour of the WSPU Exhibition of 1909

Nigel Shephard is an independent filmmaker and composer, based in Stoke Newington. He has been researching the Suffragettes for five years for a film Banners and Broad Arrows which is ready to go into production. He is started a campaign to raise funds for his film, and is hoping that every WI Member in the UK will donate £1 towards getting this british film on screen

Naomi Paxton is an actress and PhD student researching the Actresses Franchise League. 
Actress franchise league

Naomi and Nigel would like to take you on a virtual tour of the WSPU Exhibition at the Princes Skating Rink, Knightsbridge in 1909.

The exhibition was a showcase for the Suffrage cause and, using rare photographs and contemporary material they will give you a glimpse into the variety, colour, sights and sounds of this hugely popular and successful event. Featuring fortune tellers, brass bands, theatre performances, installations, some extraordinary models and the first ice-cream soda fountain in England - as well as stalls from societies across the United Kingdom-  the exhibition was a chance for Suffrage supporters to gather and celebrate as well as for curious visitors to explore and enjoy.

There will be a small fee of £3 for members to attend and £4 for visitors, remember to grab a drink from the bar on the way in.

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