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London Talks: Ju-jitsu, Roller-Skating and Swimming Galas - the suffrage movement and popular culture 1908-1914
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    Talks and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    26 July 2017
  • Time
    7:00 PM
  • Price
    £9*
  • Concs.
    £5*
London Talks: Ju-jitsu, Roller-Skating and Swimming Galas - the suffrage movement and popular culture 1908-1914
Ju-jitsu, Roller-Skating and Swimming Galas - the suffrage movement and popular culture 1908-1914

Suffrage groups and societies were constantly reaching out to new audiences and supporters, wanting to challenge negative media stereotypes and encourage support for Votes for Women. In this talk, Naomi Paxton explores some of the less well-known actions and events of the suffrage campaign in London, focusing on the playfulness of the performative propaganda of the movement and its engagement with popular culture in the pre-First World War period.

'London Talks' is a series which aims to share the stories of the people who have lived and worked in the city, bring alive the different characteristics and areas of the capital, and demonstrate the diversity of the many histories of London.

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