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East End Suffragettes: the photographs of Norah Smyth

East End Suffragettes: the photographs of Norah Smyth

Mrs Schlette distributing milk to children. Norah Smyth 1914

2 November - 9 February 2019
Tues-Sat: 11.00-18.00 daily
Admission free - Xmas closure 20 Dec-5 Jan. Gallery reopens Tues 8 Jan 2019

This first-ever exhibition brings Norah Smyth's original photographs back to East London 100 years after they were taken.  See some of the highlights here. These photographs provide a remarkable document of Sylvia Pankhurst’s East London Federation of the Suffragettes, and an extraordinary moment in women’s social history during the First World War. They are generously loaned by the International Institute of Social History, alongside other archival material.  

Exhibition talks

Fri 14 December: Winter Nights and Civil Rights! Celebrate 100 years to the day since some women first voted. Refreshments, ballot box and music! Book your place here

Weds 21 November: Who were the East End Suffragettes? With Mary Davis, Sarah Jackson & Katherine Connelly.  Book your place here

This exhibition is part of The Women's Hall, celebrating the history of the East London Federation of Suffragettes, and the centenary of some British women first winning the right to vote. Partners are Tower Hamlets Local History Library & ArchivesEast End Women’s Museum and Alternative Arts with Women’s History Month in East London and Photomonth.

PRESS RELEASE

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