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Barking Learning Centre to mark women's vote centenary

PUBLISHED: 15:11 29 January 2018

Police officers arrest a suffragette. Picture: PA

Police officers arrest a suffragette. Picture: PA

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An evening celebrating 100 years since British women first won the right to vote is coming to Barking Learning Centre.

Next week’s event commemorates a century since the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted the vote to men over 21 and women of property over 30, as well as honoring the women who campaigned for change.

It includes a recital from LGBT Poet Laureate Trudi Howson and a short history of suffrage by Judith Garfield, trustee of East End Women’s Museum.

“Throughout 2018 we are celebrating these democratic milestones and the fight for equality, from the suffragettes to the Ford workers who fought for equal pay,” said Cllr Sade Bright, cabinet member for equalities and cohesion.

The event in the library’s conference room runs from 6.45pm until 8pm on Tuesday, February 6. Doors open at 6.30pm.

For details, click here.

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