Event review: Up The Women! by the Croydon Bicycle Theatre
Croydon Bicycle Theatre hosts Up the Women!, an evening celebrating female achievement on the 100th anniversary of the first votes for some women in the UK
Charging at police with her crutches attached as battering rams on her wheelchair, Rosa May Billinghurst, the so-called Crippled Suffragette, didn’t just attend suffrage rallies. She made an impact that inspires women’s rights campaigners to this day. However, would she be able to do the same today? The answer is ‘probably not’ according to Croydon BicycleTheatre, host of Up the Women!, an evening celebrating female achievement on the 100th anniversary of the first votes for some women in the UK.
The event was full of illuminating content and opened with a film by The Lost Valley, which told the story of Rosa May Billinghurst. The film was followed by a presentation by Wheels for Wellbeing, stand up comedy from Rosie Jones, and a discussion featuring Ash Magazine editor Charlotte Dunckley, the makers of the Suffragette City podcast, and .............
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