December 13 2013 Latest news:
by Rachel Stevenson, Reporter
Monday, September 30, 2013
A girls school celebrated strong women at the opening of a special exhibition.
Staff from Frances Bardsley Academy, Romford, dressed up as suffragettes for the day on September 19 to coincide with the opening of The Suffragettes and the Art of Social Change exhibition at the Brentvvood Road Gallery, at the school,
Attractions include a polling booth where students and visitors can take part in a weekly vote, original artworks and artefacts on loan from the Museum of London, as well as a huge selection of books and pamphlets on loan from the Feminist Library.
Curator Denise Hickey said: “I am incredibly pleased with how this exhibition has been received. We have had over 260 young people and teachers through in our first week alone and have many more class and school groups booked in to attend.
“We have had really positive feedback and people have said they will be coming back and bringing friends.”
In the evening, visitors decorated hats and protest badges along to a feminist music playlist.
The exhibition features information and photographs about the school’s namesake Frances Bardsley, as well as school images dating back to 1930.
The exhibition will continue until December 12, and will including a market in December, and drop-in art workshops and cafés on the last Friday of each month.
For more information, contact Denise on 01708 447368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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