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A Concert and a Conversation: Celebrating Women, and 100 years of votes for Women

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

A concert and conversation: Reg Meuross, Helen Pankhurst & Penni Blythe.

Celebrating 100 years since the first women achieved the vote, Emily Inspires! brings a unique ‘confluence of conversation and music’ to Morpeth – exploring women’s activism and rights then, now and for the future. Tickets £5 HERE

Reg Meuross, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter’s song ‘Tony Benn’s Tribute to Emily Davison evokes local Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison hiding in the broom cupboard of the Houses of Parliament over the census weekend of 1911. Reg will be performing a collection of songs about inspirational women like Emily.

Reg will be joined by Helen Pankhurst, women’s rights activist, senior advisor CARE International, academic, author, is great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst. An informed and engaging conversationalist.

Penni Blythe of Emily Inspires! (feminist, activist, speaker, writer, coach, storyteller – masterfully weaves historical facts with song, poetry, humour. Provoking. Inspiring women and men called to action after revamping their dreams and seeing themselves differently. Provides potent reminders of who has stood for our rights.

Emmeline, Emily – and so many other women….. then and now what were they fighting for, what do we still fight for, what future for the next generations. ‘Lessons and Legacies’.

Which women in your family first voted?

Come and join in the conversation – a crucial contribution in time and place….

Details

Date:
December 8
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Venue

The Chantry
67A Bridge Street
Morpeth, NE61 1PQ
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Reg Meuross Singer Songwriter Storyteller