Feminist Fête

When

  • 13 May 2018
11:00 - 16:00

Ticketing Information

Tickets are £10

Activities are drop in

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Celebrate women's suffrage with a day of workshops, crafts, stalls and cake in the New Armouries at the Tower of London.

Inspired by the Women's Social and Political Union's (WSPU) Women's Exhibition 1909, experience lots of different activities and learn about the Tower's connection to the fight for equality.

First floor: Discover the story of fierce females and strong suffrage fighters

  • Library area to read more feminist news stories
  • Café area to debate over a cup of tea

Plus stalls from:

Historic Royal Palaces

Discover more about the Tower Suffragette, Leonora Cohen and the Suffragette Princess who resided at Hampton Court Palace, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh.

The Royal Armouries

Find out about weapons used by fighting women.

WomensWork100 at Imperial War Museum

Visit our stall to recognise and celebrate the working lives of women in the First World War, against the backdrop of the struggle for female suffrage.

Parliament

2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed The Representation of the People Act 1918. This law allowed the first women, and all men, to vote for the first time. Throughout the year we are celebrating this important milestone in the UK’s democratic history.

Drop by our stall and find out about our exciting programme of activities and events including:

  • Visit Parliament - experience our landmark Voice and Vote exhibition and take part in our Vote 100 Talks and Tours programme.
  • Sign up for EqualiTeas - get together with friends and celebrate your hard-won democratic rights over a cup of tea and a slice of cake!
  • Take part in UK Parliament Week 2018 - our annual festival empowers people across the UK to understand and engage with parliamentary democracy.
  • Watch Your Story, Our History films - learn about the positive impact that parliamentary democracy has had on the lives of British people.

Second floor: Workshops

Sign-up for timeslots on the day.

Roar at the Tower - confidence coaching workshop with Ali Moore

Join an expert confidence coach and motivational speaker specialising in Women Achieving for a 45 minute workshop exploring the challenges faced by women from the original campaign for the vote, through to our having it all generation and what the future may hold.

Along the way there will be lots of hints tips and tools to allow you to be inspired , boost your confidence and of course Find Your Inner Roar!

Ali Moore is an accredited Coach, Positive Psychology Therapist and Mindfulness Practitioner. Within her private practise Ali works with clients to enable them to move on from past events and live the life they choose.

Ali is also founder of the Women Achieving Community Groups - a place for women of all backgrounds to come together support and share and The Find Your Roar Confidence Workshops for Women and now Ali is bringing Roar to the Tower of London.

Jiu-jitsu workshop

Learn the skills perfected by the suffragettes.

Craft workshop

Join artist Jessica Palmer for a drop-in craft workshop inspired by the women's movement.

Your wristband also gives you free access to the Tower of London.

Please enter the Tower of London via Middle Drawbridge to pick up your wristband. Events are suitable for 18+ years.

This event is suitable for those aged 16 years and over. There may be some adult content at the event so those under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Each individual must purchase an event ticket.

This event is part of Votes and Voices: Acts of Defiancesee the full events programme here.

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Suffragettes making banners

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Princess Sophia Duleep Singh selling subscriptions for the Suffragette newspaper outside Hampton Court in London, April 1913

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Open daily

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Allow one hour

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