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ONE HUNDRED: Commemorating Women’s Suffrage

Posted by Phoebe Wall Palmer, 6th February 2018, 16:14pm

Today marks one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act in 1918, the legislation that brought voting rights to all men and some women over the age of 30 and paved the way for full democratic equality and Universal Suffrage in 1928. Throughout 2018 the cultural calendar across the UK will be alive with events and activities that celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.

To celebrate this important anniversary, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre will be producing a programme of activities culminating in a mass participatory outdoor event on the evening of 14 December 2018, one hundred years since the first General Election where women could vote. This celebratory event will animate the streets of Lincoln and draw attention to the diverse talent and creativity of the women in our amazing city.

This female-led project is still at an early stage and we are looking for expressions of interest to form partnerships with women’s groups and organisations or individuals that might want to take part and help shape this communal celebration.

We actively encourage expressions of interest from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disabled and LGBTQ+. To take part you must be 16 years or over.

Follow us at @LPAC_Lincoln, ‘Like’ us on Facebook or email onehundred@lpac.co.uk with your contact details and we will keep you up to date on initial planning meetings and idea sharing sessions in the coming months.