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Represent! Voices 100 Years On

Represent! Voices 100 Years On

A crowdsourced exhibition reflecting on those who campaigned for better representation. How far have we really come in 100 years?

2 June 2018 — 3 February 2019

2 June 2018 - 3 February 2019, Represent! Voices 100 Years On @ People's History Museum

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost The museum is free to enter with suggested donation of £5

2 June 2018 - 3 February 2019, Represent! Voices 100 Years On @ PHM. Suffragette arrested near Buckingham Palace, around 1914 (NMLH.2010.30.1) © People's History MuseumOn 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act was passed, giving most men and some women in Britain the vote.  This would change the lives of many working men and women, who finally had a say over who represented them in parliament.

Represent! Voices 100 Years On reflects on those who campaigned for better representation; most famously the suffragists and the militant suffragettes.  The recently acquired Manchester suffragette banner will be displayed for the first time alongside sashes, brooches, photographs and cartoons, helping to paint a picture of what representation meant in 1918.2 June 2018 - 3 February 2019, Represent! Voices 100 Years On @ People's History Museum. Women's March Manchester placard by Caroline Dyer, January 2017 © People's History Museum

This Family Friendly exhibition also questions how far we have really come in 100 years?  It gives a platform to individuals and communities, including LGBT+ youth charity The Proud Trust and Safety4Sisters, who are still fighting to make their voices heard today.  Crowdsourced items, including placards from the 2017 Women’s Marches and a jumpsuit from the Sisters Uncut 2018 BAFTA protest, tell the very personal stories of today’s movements and campaigns.

Represent! Voices 100 Years On takes its inspiration from feminist zines and has been designed in collaboration with Riposte Magazine.2 June 2018 - 3 February 2019, Represent! Voices 100 Years On @ People's History Museum. Time's Up Theresa jumpsuit, 2018 © Sisters Uncut

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Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

Part of our year long programme exploring the past, present and future of representation, marking 100 years since Heritage Lottery Fundedthe passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918) and since all men and some women won the right to vote in Britain.

 

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