special screening for schools!

We are holding a special screening of Fight for the Right for schools in the Library of Birmingham on March 20th at 11am.

In addition to the screening pupils will have the opportunity to view the archive material that provided inspiration for the film, engage in a debate with the film makers, archive curators and outreach officers from Parliamentary Outreach, and meet other pupils from across Birmingham. This is a great opportunity for your pupils to engage with local women’s history and the wider debates around politics and voting today.

9.30-10.45am archive material available to view in the Heritage Learning Room, 4th Floor (please book a 15 minute slot in advance)
11am-12pm film screening and debate
12-12.30pm last chance to view archive material and networking

Please could you confirm your attendance at this event and book an archive viewing slot please contact us through Facebook www.facebook.com/BirminghamSuffragettesFilm or birmingham_suffragettes@hotmail.com

Members of the public are also welcome!
Ticketing will be through The Box
0121 245 4455


the premiere!

Last week we held the first public screening of our film ‘Fight for the Right’ at the Library of Birmingham.

2013-11-01 19.08.08fight-A6-e-flyer-01Over 200 people attended and it was a great celebration of the work of the students from Kings Norton Girls’ School and Waverley School.

2013-11-01 19.20.16Although the screening represented the end of the project the enthusiastic feedback that we’ve received means that we’re now looking to screen the film again, in Birmingham and outside, and there is much more research to be done on the Birmingham suffrage campaign – so watch this space!


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Fight for the Right

Nicola Gauld

We’re now approaching our first public screening of the film ‘Fight for the Right’ which will be shown at the new Library of Birmingham as part of the Discovery Season. discoveryI recently wrote the evaluation report for the project and wanted to share some of it here. If anyone is interested in reading the whole report then do please get in touch.

Fight for the Right: the Birmingham Suffragettes was an opportunity for young women living in Birmingham to explore the activities of both sides of the suffrage campaign, militant and non-militant, in Birmingham in the early 20th century. Female students aged 12-15 from two local schools, Kings Norton Girls’andWaverley, investigated social and political change by exploring different ways of campaigning and protesting by women who wanted to gain the vote. The young women involved in the project believe that the Birmingham suffragettes are an…

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