We put on a raucous party to mark the centenary of the first women in the UK winning the vote. This was a very special film and music night at our female-led live venue – The Brick Box Rooms – with an all-female line-up of artists, movers and shakers.
100 years ago – on 6th February 1918 – the Representation of the People Act was extended to give the first women in the UK the right to vote after years of protest and tireless work by the Suffragettes, and on Saturday 10th February 2018, The Brick Box and Live Cinema UK curated a night of film, music, art and dancing to celebrate.
The event featured
– Live piano accompaniment to the short film compilation ‘Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film’, by its original soundtrack composer Lillian Henley.
– Playing the Suffragette board game Pank-A-Squith, and re-imagining the 1918 Suffragette Newspaper for Bradford today. The zine was live risograph printed on the night by the Footprints Coop from Leeds!
– Dancing our socks off to Maria Spafadora’s tunes!
The ‘Make More Noise’ celebration was named after Emmeline Pankhurst’s famous plea to women to “make more noise than anybody else”. The event was funded by the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme, and was presented by The Brick Box and Live Cinema UK, with film from the British Film Institute. We had additional programming from the brilliant women at Bradford Museums and Galleries.