Centenary Celebration Of Women's Right To Vote
Sat 10 Nov 2018
Aros Hall, Tobermory
Free but booking essential
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In 1918, the Representation of the People Act was passed, granting the right to vote to women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification. In the same year, the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act was passed, allowing women to become MPs for the first time.
Local women Gill Govan, Jenny DesFountain and Andi Stevens have spent the last six months reading letters written by women over the last 1,000 years. The letters include those of women from other centuries, other countries and those with a connection to Mull. They have selected short passages from some of them, which will be read aloud by 24 local residents, during a celebratory evening at the Aros Hall.
The hall will be set out with tables in a café style and people are encouraged to bring friends and partners as well as something to drink. Tihis event is free, but booking is essential.
Latecomers will be admitted at any suitable gap, so if you’re going to the remembrance event, please come in when it’s over.
Comar is supporting this community event. Earlier this year Comar was one of 16 Scottish organisations selected to be part of a vast participatory artwork celebrating women’s right to vote. A group of Mull and Iona women and girls worked with Artist Alicia Hendrick to create a banner and pennants. They marched in Edinburgh on 10 June, along with thousands of others to mark 100 years since women got the vote. Banners and photographs will be displayed at this event.