The Suffragette Movement and the Arts 6 speakers bring together a day of study around the struggle for equality for women
Happening at The Studio - Chichester Cinema at New Park - Sat 21st November
Our Education Department is offering a full Study Day, highlighting and adding further historic detail to the recent powerful films ‘Suffragette’ and ‘Make More Noise’.
Six different speakers from the world of Academia, Performing Arts and the Media will present four different sessions, each adding to our knowledge of this struggle for equality and basic human rights for women.
Their talks will also celebrate the energy, special gifts and determination of inspirational women from all ages and countries who have made their mark in the struggle for the rights of the individual.
There will be ample time to meet and talk to the speakers as well as a panel discussion and question and answer session at the end of the day.
Tickets £14 (Friends/Students £10)
10:00 -10:15 - Welcome and introduction to the day - Rosemary Coxon, Education Officer, CC@NP
10:15 - 11:15 - 'Becoming Visible: the Rise of the Suffragette, 1880-1918' - Maureen Wright (University of Chichester) and Abha Thakor (Women’s Political Rights Research Project)
11:15 - 11:30 - BREAK
11:30 - 12:15 - 'Performing for Suffrage’ - Susan Croft (writer and consultant)
12:15 – 13:00 - ‘Every Picture Tells a Story – Suffrage Symbolism’ - Irene Cockroft (writer and consultant)
13:00 – 14:00 - LUNCH BREAK
14:00 - 15:00 - ‘Not so silent women: Women in the cinema in the silent era’ - Melody Bridges (writer and director) and Ellen Cheshire (writer and consultants)
15:10 - 15:45 - Issues and Questions arising: Panel and Audience Discussion - Chair: Rosemary Coxon
Make More Noise: Suffragettes in Silent Film
directed by Various
With a title inspired by Emmeline Pankhurst’s speech, the BFI presents over 20 silent archive films combining gloriously anarchic comedies, newsreels and rarely seen footage with a specially commissioned live score by Lillian Henley. A fascinating insight into women’s suffrage.