Rebecca Johnson talking about Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp at Portucullis House


Clarissa Dalloway’s Walk through London, June 16th

The Women’s History Group in association with the Literary London Reading Group warmly invite you to join us on a literature walk on 16 June celebrating the 90th anniversary of the day Clarissa Dalloway plunged into London.

Starting at 11 am we will meet in Dean’s Yard, Westminster and walk to Regent’s Park, following this route, which was planned using the Virginia Woolf Society walk that is on the website.

This is in the spirit of Bloomsday, the celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses.  Bloomsday is on the 16 June and is celebrated globally through various cultural activities.  There are some connections between Ulysses and Mrs Dalloway as both are set on a single day and use the stream of consciousness technique.

We will be reading extracts from the book on location. The readers are all women and will be ageing as we go along the walk as this relates to the book and symbolises the life cycle of a woman.

We will end with a picnic and a discussion, led by Clara Jones who is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary, University of London, and is studying Virginia Woolf.

Please come along and wear something green!

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If any women would like to do a reading please contact me directly on, we will be having a rehearsal in the afternoon/evening of 30 May.

Many thanks,


The Wilding Festival

Welcome to The Wilding Festival!

Tickets will be available from 9 am on Wednesday 8th May!

Make sure you get your place at your chosen events by booking via our We Got Tickets box office.

What’s it all about?

On the 14th June 1913, 6000 women dressed in white marched through the streets of London to pay their respects to Emily Wilding Davison at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury. This young woman lost her life in a dramatic act of protest when she placed herself in the path of the King’s horse to highlight the cause of women’s suffrage.

On the 100th anniversary of her momentous memorial service the doors of St George’s will once again be opened in her name, for an eclectic and provocative programme of new art works and performances. We invite our audience to experience, consider and challenge the resonance of Emily’s legacy in our modern lives.

Curated by London based arts collective Soundcastle in partnership with the Museum of London and St George’s Bloomsbury the festival will present dynamic and discursive new music, theatre, dance, arts performance, collaboration, discussion and intergenerational community engagement in this spectacular and immersive setting.

Performing and exhibiting artists include: Soundcastle, Consortium5, Troupe, London Gay Men’s Chorus, Akhila Krishnan, LightBox, Over 55s Sage Dance Company, Voice, Folie a Deux Femme, Kirstin Smith, Jasper Cho and many more.

At our Pre-festival talks speakers will include Marina Warner (historian and mythographer), Diane Atkinson (women’s historian and author) Benjamin Alsop (Coin gallery curator, British Museum), Hilary McCollum (author and feminist activist). Suffragette expert, Elizabeth Crawford will be an ‘information point’ throughout the festival in order to answer any questions from members of the public.

Sylvia Pankhurst, Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of empire

Sylvia Pankhurst

Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire

A Socialist History Society Talk Given at Bishopsgate Institute

Katherine Connelly

Examining Sylvia Pankhurst’s life of activism from her teens as a member of the Independent Labour Party, to her time as a leading suffragette before the First World War, through to her socialist, anti-fascist and anti- imperialist campaigns

Talk held at the library

Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

7pm Wednesday 15th May 2013

Tickets £2.00

Advance booking
020 7392 9200

Katherine Connelly

is the author of a new biography of Sylvia Pankhurst, Suffragette, Socialist, Internationlist.

Katherine is currently researching at Queen Mary College on ‘Karl Marx and Parisian popular culture in the 1840s’.

I will fight Capitalism if it kills me