What will the next 100 years mean for women?

Headline Date 31-01-2018

VICTORIA TO HOST HIGH PROFILE EVENT MARKING CENTENARY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
SAVE THE DATE 08.03.2018

On International Women’s Day (8 March 2018) – in the year that we mark 100 years of women’s suffrage – the Victoria BID is hosting a lunch discussion to consider the role of women in business today and what more needs to happen in the future to achieve true equality.

The BID is encouraging both men and women to attend this high profile panel discussion, which is sure to be enlightening and compelling against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and BBC equal pay row.

At the event on the 8th we will also be screening a new short film, called ‘Deeds Not Words’, made collaboratively by Combination Dance, Rambert Dance company, The National Archives and the Victoria BID. The 3 minute film, named after the motto of the suffragettes, looks at the long struggle the suffragettes had to achieve equal voting rights and in particular the journey made by Emily Davison who left from Victoria Station on day she was fatally injured at Epsom Downs racecourse at the Derby.

The film will be premiered throughout Victoria on Tuesday 6 February on the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act. Alongside the film, there will also be a unique dance performance in Victoria Station from 10.30am on 6 February. The performance at the London station irrevocably linked to famous suffragette, Emily Davison, marks 100 years of suffrage and will be a stunning way to commemorate this important centenary.

If you are interested in attending the free event please save the date of 8 March, 12.00-2.00pm, and we will announcing more details shortly. Panellists and location will be announced in due course.

If you are able to, please feel free to pop along to Victoria Station at 10.30am on 6 February to watch the special dance performance…keep an eye out for those suffragettes!

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