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Centenary
Gillian Wearing Suffragist handkerchief featured
20
Feb

Celebrate a century of suffrage this International Women’s Day with Gillian Wearing & Bella Freud

This International Women’s Day, we bring you Plinth’s latest collaboration with designer Bella Freud and artist Gillian Wearing celebrating the centenary of women’s vote and London’s most influential women – past and present – with two brand new product ranges, proceeds of which will be donated to the Fawcett Society.  Wearing has produced an edition...
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14
Dec

#Vote100: Marking 100 years since women voted for the first time

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 General Election, when women were allowed to vote for the first time in the UK. The election, called immediately after the First World War ended, was the first in which women were legally able to vote. In February 1918, the British government passed the Representation of the...
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11
Apr

Government announces winners of funding to celebrate centenary year of suffrage

  The government has announced the first large projects to be awarded funding to celebrate the centenary year of suffrage. Over £600,000 of funding from the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme has been awarded to eight standout projects. These include schemes that train women to become leaders in their communities, and events that celebrate the...
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01
Apr

100 years of the RAF

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) – the world’s first and most famous independent Air Force. On this day in 1918, the RAF was formed through the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The RAF took its place beside the British Navy...
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08
Mar

Spirit of 2012 unveils plans for youth-focused centenary exhibition

Spirit of 2012 unveils plans for youth-focused centenary exhibition in Manchester, the birthplace of the suffrage movement. The plan, announced on International Women’s Day, is to stage a centenary exhibition celebrating 100 years since some women won the right to vote in the UK. Called ‘Spirited’, the exhibition will focus on young social activists that...
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06
Feb

Government announces £2.5 million investment to celebrate centenary of suffrage

Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd has announced details of the government’s £2.5 million investment to celebrate the centenary of suffrage. Rudd opened a £1.5 million Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme for bids of up to £125,000 for projects running throughout the centenary year to encourage communities to celebrate and to help make modern...
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06
Feb

Intimidation and aggression on social media threatening our democracy, says Theresa May on 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Intimidation and aggression on social media is coarsening public debate, deterring people from participating in politics and threatening our democracy, according to Prime Minister Theresa May on the100th anniversary of women achieving the vote. In a speech to mark the centenary, May celebrated the heroism of the suffrage movement and “the enormous strides we have taken...
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06
Feb

Less than half of young women think equal representation in Parliament will be achieved in their lifetime

Less than half of young women think equal representation in Parliament will be achieved in their lifetime, according to the research from the Fawcett Society. On the 100th anniversary of the first women winning the vote, research found that only 37 per cent of people believe they will live to see a gender equal Parliament....
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