Votes and Voices: Acts of Defiance

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, Votes and Voices: Acts of Defiance will bring to life stories of suffrage across Historic Royal Palaces' sites, through a programme of live interpretation, events and workshops.

Leonora Cohen and the fight for equality

Leonora Cohen made history on 1 February 1913 when she threw an iron bar at the Crown Jewels in protest at the Government. She was fighting not only for women's voting rights, but for equal rights for working women across the country.

Discover her story in our film and find out more about our programme of events marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 below.

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Feminist Fête

13 May 2018

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

Disruptive Women - Cabaret Evening

18 May 2018

An evening of alt-Cabaret inspired by the outrageous propaganda of the anti-suffragette movement in the lead up to the 1918 Representation of the People Act.

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

EqualiTea at Hampton Court Palace

1 July 2018

Discover more about Princess Sophia Singh, the Hampton Court Palace suffragette with adult storyteller, Debbie Guneratne.

Audience members clap at an event

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh: The Fight For Female Suffrage

3 July 2018

Join Anita Anand to discover more about the fascinating princess who lived at Hampton Court Palace and fought for female suffrage.

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Diana, Princess of Wales wears a Versace dress in the promo image for Diana: Her Fashion Story

Diana: Her Fashion Story, is the sell-out exhibition at Kensington Palace featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits.

Open daily (closed 16 to 25 April 2018)

Highlights Things to see

Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Black and white photo of suffragettes

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

13 May 2018

Tower of London

Events

11:00 - 16:00

Banqueting House, Whitehall, hosts an evening of alt-Cabaret inspired by the outrageous propaganda of the anti-suffragette movement in the lead up to the 1918 Representation of the People Act.

18 May 2018

Banqueting House

Events

19:00-23:00

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