Last Thursday, 18 October, we ran the first of our Vote 100: Born a Rebel events at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston. The event was completely sold out, so we were even more excited to share the Vote 100: Born a Rebel film with you all, experience the brilliant Woman on Fire, and of course, enjoy lots of tea and cake!
Oriana and Ellie from the Cinema For All team arrived early to help set the venue along with Catherine from Aunty Social, who kindly lent us the group’s beautiful hand-made women’s suffrage banners.
We kicked the evening off with a suffragette-style tea party in The Harris’ beautiful Community History room. During the tea party we watched a screening of our newly commissioned short film Vote 100: Born a Rebel, which had the audience laughing, crying, and even hissing at the screen like they were watching a pantomime!
The tea party was followed by an incredible one-woman-show, Woman on Fire. Produced by Certain Curtain Theatre Company, the play explored the life of local suffragette Edith Rigby and the standing ovation that followed the performance could be heard throughout the building.
An audience member said that the event encouraged women to ‘realise the need and duty to speak up, campaign, act on issues’
Our next Vote 100: Born a Rebel event will be taking place in Durham on Saturday 3 November. Find out more about our Durham event and get your tickets here.