Courage and Communities is a project led by the Greater London Authority commemorating The Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some women in the UK the right to vote for the first time.
As part of the Mayor’s Behind Every Great City campaign and generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project involves a host of exciting London cultural organisations and a diverse programme of events.
London had a huge role as part of the women’s suffrage movement and many key events in the path for the right to vote happened in the city, which was also a witness to all the changes. Some archival footage of these events will be shown itinerantly as part of Film London London’s Screen Archives KinoVan.
In parallel with the KinoVan events, you will be able to discover the amazing personal stories of the Suffragettes at the Museum of London, celebrate at The Royal Albert Hall, venue where 24 women’s suffrage rallies were held between 1908 and 1918 and be part of a soulful day of intergenerational dialogue with an inspiring panel of black female filmmakers at the BFI, celebrating the contribution of Windrush women to the UK’s film and entertainment industry.
You can read more about the project and all the events here.