Suffragette City immersive experience by National Trust and National Archives
Not a David Bowie tribute act sadly, but in fact Suffragette City is an immersive look into the lives of the Suffragettes by National Trust and The National Archives.
Main picture: Surveillance photographs of Suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway. The National Archives Catalogue Reference: AR 1/528 Suffragettes 11-18, 1914
Suffragette City | WSPU Café, London Pavilion, Picadilly Circus | Thursday 8 – Sunday 25 March 2018 | £18.50/£12.50(conc) / £12.50 for Individual Classes / Free entry to Tea Shop
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GO
- You’ll get to go inside London Pavilion, the WSPU’s Headquarters – a tea room and a police cell will be re-created as part of this experience.
- You’ll learn more about the life of real Suffragette activist Lillian Ball – a dressmaker and mother from Tooting who was arrested for smashing a window in 1912 – from incredible archival material from the National Archives.
- You’ll get the chance to go on your first suffragette mission, with actors leading the way, where you will make a series of choices about how committed you are to the fight for equality. Created by immersive experience designers O’Neill/Ross, this project will offer different ways for the public to engage with the Suffrage movement.
- You can read a replica Suffragette newspaper over a cup of Edwardian milk punch, or take a class and learn Bartitsu (an Edwardian form of Jiu Jitsu as practiced by Pankhurst’s women’s army. Or if you’re feeling less combative, you can join a Suffragette sing-a-long!
- If the Queer City The Caravan recreation in Soho is anything to go by, the level of detail and fun spirit of the celebration really will bring history to life.
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