With the recent release of the Suffragette film (unbelievably the first ever made about the movement) the F word is currently on everyone’s lips.
1. Suffragette Special: An Evening with Lucinda Hawksley, Author of March, Women, March, with special guest Dr. Helen Pankhurst
Date: 6pm on Thursday 29th October 2015
Celebrating the launch of the hotly anticipated new movie, Suffragette, Conrad London St. Jamesis offering a rare and wonderful opportunity to meet with and listen to Lucinda Hawksley, author of the highly acclaimed ‘March, Women, March’, a book celebrating the voices of the women’s movement from the first feminist to the suffragettes. On Thursday 29th October from 6pm Lucinda will host a drinks reception in the wonderful surrounds of Emmeline’s Lounge. Dr. Helen Pankhurst, granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst will give an introduction before Lucinda reads some extracts from her book and discusses the feminist movement in more detail.
With a forward by Dr. Helen Pankhurst and described by the Independent on Sunday as “A must-read, regardless of gender”the book offers a magnificent insight into the lives of those fighting for equality for women featuring diary entries, letters, anecdotes and propaganda from both the suffrage and anti-suffrage movements.
The evening will involve the chance to meet and hear from Helen before listening to Lucinda read from and talk about her book as well as open the floor to questions from the audience. Tickets are £35 per person which include canapés and a glass of G.H. Mumm champagne before the talk and a goodie-bag with sweet treats and a complimentary copy of the book, signed on the evening to take away. £2 from each ticket sold will go to ‘CARE International’ of which Helen is a strong advocate. CARE is a worldwide charity supporting and empowering women and girls to fulfil their potential – because – when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her. www.careinternational.org.uk
2. That’s What She Said with Nawal El-Saadawi
Date: Wednesday 28th October 2015
Offering a rare audience with one of this century’s most pioneering feminists, For Books’ Sake are very excited to be hosting a special That’s What She Said. Along with the usual spoken word written and performed exclusively by women, we have the incredible Nawal El-Saadawi in conversation with For Books’ Sake Director, Jane Bradley.
Confirmed dates: Monday 23rd November 2015/15th February 2016
Where are all the women? History is full of women who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. But not for long! Herstory is here to share the stories of women whose contributions have been overlooked.
Back by popular demand, Herstory once more invites guests to take a seat at a recreation of Judy Chicago’s canonical feminist artwork ‘The Dinner Party’. Guests are given all they need to introduce themselves to the rest of the table as one of the Herstory ‘Sheros’. Whether you are Claudia Jones, Qiu Jin or Sophia Duleep Singh, you will be in good company, as we spend the evening journeying through Herstory and celebrating the women that for so long have gone unrecognized.