Lecture: The art of struggle: Sylvia Pankhurst and how art helped women get the vote
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8 February 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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by Bassano Ltd
25 February 1927
The red suffragette and second daughter of Emmeline was an accomplished artist as well as activist who shaped the visual iconography and radical aesthetics of the Suffragette movement. Sylvia’s latest biographer Rachel Holmes discusses her unique contribution to the suffrage struggle in the light of the dual perspectives of her practice.
Rachel Holmes is most recently the author of Eleanor Marx: A Life, published in 2014 and serialised on BBC Radio 4. Her previous books include The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman and The Secret Life of Dr James Barry and she is co-editor of I Call Myself A Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty.
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