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Deeds Not Words Festival

Deeds Not Words Festival

Tue 17th April, 2018 by Charnwood Arts

May 2nd - 6th 2018

2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act gave voting rights to some women for the first time. Charnwood Arts, in partnership with Chorus Theatre, have created the "Deeds Not Words Festival" to celebrate this landmark moment in British history.

This project has been made possible thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Patricia Fara from Cambridge University to open the festival with a talk on Science and Suffrage, based on her recent book "A Lab of One's Own".

The festival will also feature another opportunity to see extracts from the recent exhibition "Votes For Women", a Café Chantant music event, Suffragette speeches in Loughborough Town Centre and a guided walk across Loughborough.

The centrepiece of the festival is a brand new community play "The Sisters of Castledine Street". This performance has been devised by the participants in collaboration with Chorus Theatre and will recount the act seen through contemporary events in Loughborough.

The Deeds Not Words Festival offers an eclectic mix of talks, music and storytelling to bring this fascinating selection of history to life.

See our "What's On" page for details of individual events in the Festival.

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