Rebel women

Rebel women

Rebel women

Rebel Women is a year-long season of events at the National Portrait Gallery in 2018 to mark the centenary of women gaining the vote in Britain.

Throughout 2018

Free

The season will reflect on the suffrage movement but also focus on pioneering women throughout history and on the contemporary relevance of active citizenship and the ongoing battle for equality. Partnerships and collaborations will develop across the year including displays, a trail highlighting inspirational women in the Collection, a rich programme of events and activities for schools to inspire and engage young people.

Displays

Votes for Women

A special display Votes for Women (running until 3 June 2018) will explore the hard-fought campaign for the vote through portraits of the key participants, including paintings of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett and Dame Christabel Pankhurst, and surveillance photographs of Suffragettes, issued to the National Portrait Gallery by Scotland Yard in 1914.

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Votes for Women: Pioneers

Votes for Women: Pioneers is a complimentary showcase display highlighting Victorian pioneers in the struggle for political representation such as Jane Cobden Unwin and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

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Shop

A new Gallery book 100 Pioneering Women, available to pre-order, will feature portraits of women from the Collection. From Elizabeth I to Zaha Hadid, the book celebrates the accomplishments of women throughout history, highlighting not only well-known figures but also women whose stories have been forgotten.

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Events

A range of free and ticketed events including talks and workshops complement the season

Events (17)

17 events matching the search term Rebel women

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures||Family

31 May 2018, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Visualising Portraits: Rebel Women

Visualising Portraits: Rebel Women

31 May 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore how historic photographs capture something of a person’s spirit, thought, and feeling through one carefully chosen moment in time.


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Family talk: How I put Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square

Family talk: How I put Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square

  • Family||Talks and Lectures

31 May 2018, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free, limited capacity

Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner.


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Family performance: Meet a suffragette

Family performance: Meet a suffragette

  • Family||Performance

31 May 2018, 11:30-15:30
Room 33 and 22
Free, drop in

Come along and meet our suffragette campaigner, Kitty Marion, in this fun interactive drama for all ages. Join in a Votes for Women rally and find out about some of the fascinating individuals involved in the campaign.


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Family workshop:  Wear your colours with pride

Family workshop: Wear your colours with pride

  • Workshop||Family

31 May 2018, 11:00-16:00
Room 5
Free, drop in, limited capacity

Inspired by the badges worn by men and women who supported the right of women to vote, make your own badge to show your support for a group, team or cause. 


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Family workshop: Inside out

Family workshop: Inside out

  • Workshop||Family

31 May 2018, 11:30-16:00
Room 20
Free, limited capacity

How can we disrupt the way people want to see us and put what’s on the inside outside? Inspired by the ‘rebel women’ who campaigned for the right to vote, draw a portrait that shows people how you want to be seen!


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Family workshop: Celebrate 100 years of votes for women!

Family workshop: Celebrate 100 years of votes for women!

  • Workshop||Family

31 May 2018, 11:00-16:00
Clore Education Studio
Free, drop-in

Make a banner inspired by the suffragette movement at this drop-in workshop for all ages. Learn from the skills and designs the suffragettes used 100 years ago in the campaign for women's suffrage.


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Gallery Tour: London History Day: Courage

Gallery Tour: London History Day: Courage

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures||Family

31 May 2018, 15:00-16:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join us as we celebrate the second London History Day organised by Historic England and held on the day Big Ben first started keeping time. 


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Family workshop: Sketch a portrait

Family workshop: Sketch a portrait

  • Workshop||Family

31 May 2018, 11:15-16:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free, limited capacity

Ever wondered where to start when drawing a face? How do you draw the eyes? How do you create depth and perspective? Join award-winning portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall for a fun sketching session on how to draw a realistic portrait. 


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Women in music: Breaking into the music industry on and off stage with Rebecca Allen and Imelda May

Women in music: Breaking into the music industry on and off stage with Rebecca Allen and Imelda May

4 June 2018, 13:00-15:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free tickets required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

National Portrait Gallery have partnered with Universal Music, the UK’s leading music company for an exclusive insight into the music business with Rebecca Allen, President of Decca Records and singer-songwriter Imelda May, one of biggest-selling UK female artists of the year.


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Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
8 June 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Sadie Lee plays a set inspired by the Suffragettes.


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Lecture: Hearts and Minds: the Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

Lecture: Hearts and Minds: the Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

A part of Friday Lates
8 June 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Most people assume the fight for the vote – won in part 100 years ago – was all about the militant Suffragettes.


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Friday Lates Rebel Women: Banner Making Workshop

Friday Lates Rebel Women: Banner Making Workshop

  • Talks and Lectures

A part of Friday Lates
8 June 2018, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall
Free

In preparation for PROCESSIONS join our free craft workshop and make your banner, rosette or sash.


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Drop-in workshop: Rebel Women: A Portrait of Women in the 21st Century

Drop-in workshop: Rebel Women: A Portrait of Women in the 21st Century

  • Workshop||Young People||Family

9 June 2018, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.


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Weekend Workshop: Rebel Women: Banner-Making

Weekend Workshop: Rebel Women: Banner-Making

  • Workshop

9 June 2018, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Radical women in portraits

Lunchtime Lecture: Radical women in portraits

2 August 2018, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Researcher Georgia Haseldine introduces the radical eighteenth century women who first fought for the rights of woman and paved the way for the women’s suffrage movement.


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Summer Holiday Activities ABC

Summer Holiday Activities ABC

  • Workshop||Family

13 August - 27 August 2018, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
Free
Ticket required available at Gallery one hour before.

Our summer exhibitions Michael Jackson: On the Wall and the BP Portrait Award, and Rebel Women –celebrating a centenary of women getting the vote, provide inspiration for two weeks of fun, free, daily art and craft workshops.


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Trail

We’re excited to launch our #RebelWomenTrail, created to highlight the enduring influence of the Collection’s female sitters.

Chosen by some the leading contemporary women of the present, the trail explores the extraordinary and often unprecedented achievements of women from the past.

Available for free at the Gallery from today until the end of 2018, the Rebel Women Trail includes the voices of Miranda Hart, Ali Smith, Gillian Wearing, Sara Pascoe and Liv Little and features sitters such as Elizabeth I, Marie Stopes, Mary Seacole and Olive Morris.

Pick up the trail in the Gallery today

Partnership Exhibitions

In partnership with the National Trust the Gallery has loaned portraits from the Gallery’s Collections for Faces of Change: Votes for Women at The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire (29 April – 22 July 2018), Killerton, Devon, (4 August – 31 October 2018) and Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland, (November 2018 – February 2019). The touring display presents an overview of the campaign for Votes for Women from the late nineteenth century until 1918 including portraits of key figures. The Gallery’s regional National Trust partners, Montacute House and Beningbrough Hall, will also open new displays as part of the Trust’s Women and Power season this year.

Rebel Women sponsored by MGallery by Sofitel

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Win a luxury overnight stay for two

The Gallery has partnered with MGallery to offer a luxury overnight stay for two at one of their five boutique hotels, including afternoon tea and breakfast.

Simply share which women inspire you and why on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #RebelWomen to enter.

The winner can choose to enjoy an overnight stay at one of the following MGallery boutique hotels, including afternoon tea and breakfast.*

Victory House London

Francis Hotel Bath

Castle Hotel Windsor

Queens Hotel Cheltenham

Woughton House Milton Keynes

In addition, each month until the end of the year, a winner will be chosen to win a copy of the Gallery’s new book 100 Pioneering Women, which presents 100 inspiring women from the Collection and celebrates their accomplishments.

The winner of the MGallery competition will be announced December 2018.

  1. Entrants must be 18 years and over and residents of the UK
  2. Closing date of the competition for the hotel stay is 23:59 31/12/2018. All entries will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will selected and notified via social media by 12:59 31/01/2019. The winner must claim their prize by 23:59 15/02/2019 or it will be considered forfeited and another draw will take place. Valid until 31 May 2019, dates subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  3. The monthly book prize will run from 10:00 09/05/2018 until 23:59 31/12/2018. Entries received between the first day of the month and the last day of each month will be considered. Each winner will be notified via social media 14 days after closing. The winner must claim their prize within one month or it will be considered forfeited.
  4. Entrants must be 18 or over.
  5. Entry is limited to one per person.
  6. All hotel stay booking dates are subject to availability.
  7. The hotel stay prize includes afternoon tea and breakfast.
  8. The hotel stay prize does not include travel, to or from the chosen hotel.
  9. Entries can only be submitted using the #RebelWomen on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
  10. Entries made using automated competition entry systems or similar are not allowed.
  11. The winning entrants will be selected on merit by the National Portrait Gallery from valid entries received by the closing date. The decision is final and non-negotiable.
  12. The National Portrait Gallery reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of similar value at its own discretion.
  13. The National Portrait Gallery reserves the right to withdraw or amend the competition as necessary due to circumstances outside its control.
  14. By entering the competition, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these rules.
  15. Employees of the National Portrait Gallery and MGallery and Sofitel, their families, agents or anyone else connected with the competition are not permitted to enter.
  16. The competition is run by the National Portrait Gallery Marketing Department.
  17. The Gallery is situated at St Martin's Place, London WC2H OHE, Tel: +44 (0) 207 7306 0055.
  18. MGallery by Sofitel is situated at 10 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 7AP

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