Posted on 26/04/2017
Suffragettes march for the vote
Egham Museum, in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London, and Egham Town Team, are to launch an exciting new summer Arts and Heritage Festival in 2018 with the inaugural theme of Women’s Suffrage, marking 100 years of some women having the vote.
The £105,900 festival programme, generously supported by a grant of £85,500 from Arts Council England with additional support from Royal Holloway, will create a new and distinctive arts and heritage offer for the community and visitors. Building on the groundwork laid during the 2015 Magna Carta celebrations, the new Festival aims to promote Egham as a vibrant cultural destination in its own right.
This year - take a trip back in time with Royal Holloway's first Festival of History
Royal Holloway is inviting everyone to its first Festival of History on Sunday June 4 2017. This free event will bring to life the struggle for democracy and freedom in a family-friendly spectacular. Join leading artists, experts and musicians to take a trip back to the most turbulent periods in UK democracy, from King John’s Magna Carta to the Suffragettes. The event will feature an exciting programme of performances, live music, re-enactments and artefacts.
The event is part of Citizens, Royal Holloway’s Heritage Lottery Fund supported project that reveals the relationship between citizens and the state of Britain over the last 800 years.
Find out more about the Citizens project and explore the full programme of its Festival of History on June 4.