Now we have all recovered from a busy week of activities we wanted to update you on what went on a couple of weeks ago. Our suffrage events for October Half Term featured one for the kids and one for the adults so there was a bit of something for everyone!
First up was our Suffrage Moves! animation event which was part of the international Big Draw Festival. Thank you so much to all of the budding animators who joined us on the day. Six hours of drawing, writing, cutting out, sticking, filming, stamping, recording later and our leader, Jenny, had enough material to go away and put it all together into one animation. Stay tuned for the big reveal at the end of the month.
The film is based on a true story uncovered by our research team. After hours of trawling through the newspapers, we found a report of a young lady called Isabel Cowe being caught riding her bicycle on the pavement in January 1913. So what? I hear you ask. Well the story goes that Isabel had come all the way from Edinburgh on the big Suffrage Pilgrimage to London. We still have lots more work to do to uncover the rest of the story so please do drop us an email at email@example.com if you have anymore information on this or any other local suffrage story.
Take a look at some behind the scenes photos of the day:
Our adult event for the week was Suffrage Screen Printing with artist Nicole Line. It was lovely meeting you all and learning something new over a glass of wine.
At this series of three evening workshops as part of the nationwide Museums at Night campaign, our research was transformed into a printing workshop. We learned from the expert (thanks Nicole!) how to take our inspiration from suffrage-related images, create our own stencils and then use them to create prints.
All of these wonderful pieces will feature in our exhibition which opens on Monday 11th June 2018 at the United Church of Egham, but until then some of them have made it into the Museum for everyone to see. Do pop in to see the fruits of our labour.
If you can’t contain your excitement, here’s some photos we took over the course of the three events.