Suffragettes in the Town Hall

Oct 05 2018 Posted: 13:09 CDT

Galway Public Libraries, in association with NUI Galway, present

Suffragettes in the Town Hall

Town Hall Theatre

 Monday 8th October, 8.00pm

 A Spirited Address on Votes for Women

This unique event will re-imagine the public talk about women’s suffrage held in Galway’s Town Hall on 18 October 1911 which featured leading English suffragette Christabel Pankhurst as guest speaker.

An evening of life-stories, music and art will interpret how that Town Hall talk, organised as part of a campaign by the Irish Women’s Franchise League to influence public opinion, helped to extend votes to women in 1918.

Organisers:

  •  Galway Public Libraries: Sharleen McAndrew and Josephine Vahey.
  • Centre for Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway: Mary Clancy

The programme for Galway’s Great Read 2018 - Women of the West: Art, Citizenship & Literature (an initiative of Galway Public Libraries) will be launched at this event.

To register for this free event please visit: https://tht.ie/3019/suffragettes-in-the-town-hall

 

 

 

 

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