Events

AUGUST:

Wednesday 29th August – EqualiTea with craftivism

5-7pm Cake and Catwalk, 15 St Peter’s Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF

Join members and supporters of this fantastic project for tea and cake in a relaxed atmosphere. At the same time you can help create part of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes wall-hanging/quilt, which will form part of the legacy of the festival.  Everyone will have the chance to design/make your own ‘block’ of decorated fabric, which will form part of the finished work. The fabric blocks can be made in various ways, not necessarily sewn, if that is not your thing. So no skills are required.  This is kindly being hosted by Ipswich dress shop Cake and Catwalk.

SEPTEMBER:

Monday 24th September Lifting Spirits singing workshop

Ipswich Library, upstairs 7.20 – 9.20pm (access via old Foundary road)

Join members of the women only singing group Lifting Spirits for a specially commissioned singing workshop open to all women interested in learning some inspiring songs that will be sung at the festival.

Saturday 29th September Footsteps – the story of Ipswich’s Suffragettes

11.30 – 12.30pm and 2-3pm

Join us for a free promenade performance and see the dramatic ways the Ipswich suffragettes fought to get the vote for women, and take a look at the 1918 polling booth. Would you have been able to vote?

Performances at historically significant locations around Ipswich centre. These include Arras Square next to the Buttermarket shopping centre, Museum Street opposite Arlingtons, and Dial Lane/ Tower Street by The Rep pub. There will also be a colourful procession through the town centre as we move from location to location. Check out the full details on our Facebook page. 

OCTOBER:

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October – Footsteps – the story of Ipswich’s Suffragettes

11.30 – 12.30pm and 2-3pm

Join us for a free promenade performance and see the dramatic ways the Ipswich suffragettes fought to get the vote for women, and take a look at the 1918 polling booth. Would you have been able to vote?

Performances at historically significant locations around Ipswich centre. These include Arras Square next to the Buttermarket shopping centre, Museum Street opposite Arlingtons, and Dial Lane/ Tower Street by The Rep pub. There will also be a colourful procession through the town centre as we move from location to location. Check out the full details on our Facebook page. 

Saturday 6th October – Womens’ Voices, Women’s Votes – 100 years on – Festival for Women

University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Ipswich 10 – 5pm

A one day festival for women to mark the centenary of the first women to gain the vote in the UK and look at how far women still have to go to achieve full equality. Check out the full details on our Facebook page. 

Sunday 7th October Milicent Fawcett play ‘Courage calls to Courage’

The Wolsey studio

November:

Friday 2nd November – SPILL Festival Think Tank

3-5pm SPILL Festival venue

Join women from diverse groups across Ipswich to hear about their experience of creating and delivering the Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes – 100 years on Festival. The Women’s Action Group invites you to become part of the legacy of the festival and consider how collectively we can take our work, promoting women’s equality, forward.

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