The 100 year anniversary of the 'Franchise Bill' falls on 12th July 2019. It was a legislation that enabled women over 30 and ratepayers to vote for the first time in Jersey. This was the first in a series of milestones for democratic equality.
Throughout 2019, various exhibitions, talks and events will be held to honour this special anniversary.
And then there were none
Written by R.F. Delderfield and directed by Jay Lockhart, this play tells the tale of a rampant Suffragette on a recruiting drive in an MP's home. This play is part of the Arts Centre Theatre Anthology.
Dates: 20th-23rd November
Location: Jersey Arts Centre
Price: SPECIAL OFFER all seats £9 on opening night. Otherwise - Non-members £12 | Non-member students £9 | Members £10.20 | Member students £7.65
Booking: Please visit the Jersey Arts Centre website to book your ticket
JFOW: Diane Atkinson - 'Rise Up, Women!'
First published to coincide with the centenary of British women gaining the vote in February 2018, 'Rise Up, Women!' has cemented Diane Atkinson’s status as the most authoritative voice writing on the suffrage movement today.
Celebrating the lives of the women who answered the call to ‘Rise Up’ – a richly diverse group of actresses and mill-workers, teachers and doctors, bootmakers and sweated workers - 'Rise Up, Women!' is a stirring chronicle of their grace, resilience and determination that changed the world for ever.
Dates: 27th September, 2019
Location: Jersey Opera House
Booking: Please visit the Jersey Opera House website to book your ticket
What's her street story?
Find out about some of the iconic Jersey women who drove women's suffrage and the stories of their communities in a series of free talks.
Saturday 20th July - Millais
Saturday 17th August - Gloucester Street
Saturday 21st September - Route du Fort
Saturday 19th October - Green Island
Saturday 16th November - Mont Cochon
Saturday 21st December - Naughty or Nice? Ordinary women with extraordinary lives
Dates & times:
Saturday 20th July, 2019 | 10am-11am
Saturday 17th August, 2019 | 10am-11am
Saturday 21st September, 2019 | 10am-11am
Saturday 19th October, 2019| 10am-11am
Saturday 16th November, 2019 | 10am-11am
Saturday 21st December, 2019| 10am-11am
Location: Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St. Helier
Booking: All talks are free to everyone, but to avoid disappointment book your place by calling +44 (0) 1534 833300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org