We're raising funds for an exhibition celebrating the suffrage movement and feminism in the London Borough of Camden - a crucial location in the struggle for Votes for Women.
The exhibition, A Stone's Throw from Westminster: Suffragettes and Other Feminists in Camden will open in June 2018, but to make that happen we need your support! 'So many amazing women who were part of this campaign lived in Camden.
It's vital that we celebrate them in this important centenary year in the struggle for women's suffrage" Dr Susan Croft, historian, co-curator A Stone's Throw from Westminster. Camden has a rich history in relation to women's rights: from Dame Millicent Fawcett’ s home in Gower St, Camden, through Henry and Margaret Wynne Nevinson’s activism in Hampstead, to the Pethick-Lawrences residence in Lincoln's Inn.
Numerous women’s education initiatives were founded in the borough from Bedford College to Camden School for Girls, as were medical advances for women, memorialised in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in Euston Rd to Marie Stopes’ early birth control campaigns.
Many suffrage artists studied at the Slade, many suffrage playwrights and performers staged campaigning plays in the borough. We are continually uncovering more aspects of this vital history and connecting it to the radical history of earlier and later feminisms within the borough.
We will also include earlier displays on the centenary of women in the law and the suffragist-founded Endell St Military Hospital.
Today companies like Clean Break and projects like Crossroads Women's Centre continue to pioneer radical work with local women.
The funds are needed to:
- help us collect and display artefacts,
- publish an exhibition book and
- put on talks, workshops and play readings celebrating this key political campaign.
Costs we need to cover include:
- loan costs,
- design and printing costs,
- extra insurance,
- project coordination,
- paying speakers and performers,
- making workshop costs for schools affordable and
- creating an interactive map.
We want to inspire women and men alike to keep pushing forward with the aims of the women's rights movement, which is equality for women in the law, society and in each other's eyes.
People who donate will be given special thanks on the project website and in exhibition publication.
This project is being run within Unfinished Histories Ltd: Charity no: 1149431.