Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Spoken Word (historical, true-life)

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Description

Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother's hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over a 100 years ago. A shoe machinist by trade, lifelong socialist and mother of six, Alice Hawkins formed her city suffragette branch in 1907 following imprisonment in Holloway jail. Centenary year of 2018 marked a statue of Alice in her home town of Leicester together with original suffragette memorabilia exhibited at UK Parliament, including her sash, hunger strike medal and more. Sister suffragette Ruth Pownall adds true theatre to an unmissable spoken word show.

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  • Accessible entry: Space is located on the first floor. There are 3 steps in the main foyer then 20+ up a wide l shaped staircase to get to into the space.
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  • Stairs: 20+
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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 61 days ago

There are several suffragette-based productions this year: Peter Barratt, the great-grandson of Alice Hawkins, a woman who was an actively involved suffragette, presents this particular show. Inspired by tales of Alice and the discovery of a wealth of items from her suffragette experiences, Barratt presents an interesting talk, interspersed by...

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