Celebrating Suffragettes: International Women's Day, 7 March 2017, University of Hull
Tuesday 7 March 2017, 4-6pm
Middleton Hall, University of Hull
Free event, all welcome
The power of art to influence social change can never be underestimated, and nowhere is this more evident than in the women's suffrage movement.
The Suffragettes were an inspirational group of women, using every tool at their disposal to achieve their aims, including creative and spectacular approaches to public demonstration and political persuasion.
A pioneer in this field was Edith Craig, one of the most significant theatre directors of the twentieth-century. At this event Professor Katharine Cockin, the leading authority on the work of Edith Craig, will explore how Craig directed and designed some of the most well-known suffrage plays and processions to help further the cause she so passionately believed in.
The audience will also be treated to the premiere of a piece of suffrage music recently uncovered by Professor Cockin in her research. An extra movement to the famous suffrage anthem 'March of the Women' was gifted to Craig by the composer, and this rousing piece of music will be presented for the very first time by the University Chapel Choir
The event marks the launch of Professor Cockin's second book on Edith Craig, Edith Craig and the Theatres of Art (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2017) which will be available to purchase at the event.
Please register now to join us at this event, which is part of the International Women's Day celebrations at the University of Hull.