Suffragette City immersive experience by National Trust and National Archives

Suffragette City immersive experience by National Trust and National Archives

Not a David Bowie tribute act sadly, but in fact Suffragette City is an immersive look into the lives of the Suffragettes by National Trust and The National Archives.

Main picture: Surveillance photographs of Suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway. The National Archives Catalogue Reference: AR 1/528 Suffragettes 11-18, 1914

Suffragette City | WSPU Café, London Pavilion, Picadilly Circus | Thursday 8 – Sunday 25 March 2018 | £18.50/£12.50(conc) / £12.50 for Individual Classes / Free entry to Tea Shop

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GO

  1. You’ll get to go inside London Pavilion, the WSPU’s Headquarters – a tea room and a police cell will be re-created as part of this experience.
  2. You’ll learn more about the life of real Suffragette activist Lillian Ball – a dressmaker and mother from Tooting who was arrested for smashing a window in 1912 – from incredible archival material from the National Archives.
  3. You’ll get the chance to go on your first suffragette mission, with actors leading the way, where you will make a series of choices about how committed you are to the fight for equality. Created by immersive experience designers O’Neill/Ross, this project will offer different ways for the public to engage with the Suffrage movement.
  4. You can read a replica Suffragette newspaper over a cup of Edwardian milk punch, or take a class and learn Bartitsu (an Edwardian form of Jiu Jitsu as practiced by Pankhurst’s women’s army. Or if you’re feeling less combative, you can join a Suffragette sing-a-long!
  5. If the Queer City The Caravan recreation in Soho is anything to go by, the level of detail and fun spirit of the celebration really will bring history to life.

Discover more about the project!

 

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