Free University Brighton wishes to raise £1000 for the city’s first ever festival dedicated to women in history. The one-day event on Saturday 14 March 2015 will mark International Women’s Day celebrations and launch a year-long women’s history project which will involve schools and the wider community.
The event will feature fascinating, hidden histories of extraordinary and pioneering women such as Brighton and Hove suffragettes, the African Princess in Brighton and women who inspired the trade union movement.
Participants will be introduced to the Mass Observation Archive’s historical diaries of women such as Nella Last, recently portrayed by Victoria Wood in the BBC dramaHousewife 49.
There will also be guided walks, workshops an interactive exhibition, film clips and activities for children.
The festival is free to participants and will run from 10.30am to 6pm at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton.
More details are available on the website for the event, here.
We would like to note that, because this will be a Free event - and because the Free University aims to provide things for free - this means we don't have something with any real 'monetary' value we can offer you, not least because most things would cost us money to make. Your support is, however, extremely important and very, very gratefully receieved.
Pledge £5 / £10 / £20 / £30 or more to support the event.
Pledge £50 or more to support the event and become a named sponsor of the festival. (If you want to be a named sponsor please make sure to email us with the exact deatils of the name you wish used on any publicity.)
The funds raised will be used to cover venue hire, speakers travel expenses and exhibition materials.