Join us for our second Late, part of our 'And so she did' season of events celebrating the anniversary of (some) women gaining the right to vote through the Representation of the People Act in 1918. Explore the museum after hours and enjoy a jam-packed evening of activities and performances:
* Watch in wonder at performances from Suffrajitsu - inspired by the true tale of suffragettes defending themselves with Jiu Jitsu!
* 'Burning for the Vote’ - enjoy a fascinating talk from historian and journalist Louise Raw talk about suffragettes and their local connections in the atmospheric Courtroom
* Enjoy comedian Iszi Lawrence's take on obscure women in history
* Get your creative juices flowing and make your very own protest placard
If you've got suggestions for our Late playlist inspired by this month's theme, let us know! @stalbansmuseums / email@example.com
Our café will be serving pizza and suffrage-inspired drinks for you to purchase and enjoy in-between the activities, including vegetarian and GF options.
Join us from 7pm, please note last entry is 9pm.
Don't miss this chance to experience the museum and gallery in a new way.
Dr Louise Raw
Local writer and speaker Louise is the acknowledged authority on the Bryant & May Matchwomen’s strike of 1888 and suffrage history.Her research on the matchwomen ‘changed British labour history’ (Professor Mary Davis), proving that the strike was of immense historical importance, previously misinterpreted and neglected by historians - the true story of the wild and wonderful women of Bryant & May was far more interesting and colourful than the orthodox version.Louise has a popular monthly newspaper column and appears regularly on television.
‘A great story with a terrific cast of characters…’ ,The Times
'see her before she hits the big time. 4 stars' , Three Weeks
‘delicious, meticulous and elegant....unconventionally sassy. 4 stars’ Louder Than War