To launch and underpin the Festival, three Royal Holloway based artistic commissions will be made in 2017. These include an original music composition produced by Samantha Fernando, Lecturer in Composition at Royal Holloway, inspired by the women’s suffrage campaign; an art installation celebrating the life of Emily Wilding Davison to be exhibited in the new Emily Wilding Davison Library at Royal Holloway; and a programme of drama and music on campus and in the community led by Royal Holloway’s Music, Drama and Performing Arts and English Departments.