The 100 year anniversary of votes for women marks a year of plays, parades, talks and events in Jersey.

The 100 year anniversary of the Franchise Bill is to be marked on 12 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 and events will be held to honour this anniversary.

What's on in Jersey

Town Hall Exhibition (March)

To celebrate the 100 year anniversary on women’s right to vote, the Connétable of St Helier, is delighted to invite members of the public to view a small exhibition of the timeline of Jersey Suffrage and some fascinating artefacts. You'll also be able view the photo portrait of Ivy Forster, the first female States Member.

Dates: Monday 18 March, Thurday 21 March, Monday 25 March, Friday 28 March 2019
Time: 9am to 2pm
Location: Le Capelain Gallery, St Helier Town Hall, St Helier
Price: Free
Booking details: No booking required

'Rebellious Sisterhood' play (March)

‘Rebellious Sisterhood’ tells the story of 'Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst is not a well woman. Recently released from prison, her hunger strike has left her weak and debilitated. 1913 has not been an easy year. Family arguments threaten scandal. Financially embarrassed and living out of a suitcase, she is terrified at the prospect of being returned to prison. The only sanctuary is with her friend, the composer, Ethel Smyth. But Ethel’s love for Emmeline is about to be challenged by the arrival of young firebrand, Grace Roe, fresh from turning East Anglia into a hotbed of Suffragette protest.'

The play is written by Karen Forbes.

Dates: 15 and 16 March 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Jersey Opera House
Booking details:

Votes4Women Exhibition (July)

Find out more about the history of the centenary of women's suffrage in Jersey. There will be interactive displays and a chance to give your views on how we should commemorate 100 years' of women's suffrage.

Dates: 9 to 20 July 2019
Location: Old Magistrate's Court, St Helier
Price: Free
Booking details: No booking required

Votes4Women march (July)

Join the 1KM march through St Helier to celebrate 100 years of votes for women in Jersey.

Date: 13 July 2019
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Location: St Helier
Price: Free
Booking details: No booking required

Jersey Film Festival

Join us at the Jersey film festival for a screening of the 1913 silent film 'The Suffragette' which will be accompanied by pianist. Asta Nielsen stars in this silent film celebrating suffragettes.

Date and time: To be confirmed
Location: Old Magistrate's Court, St Helier
Price: Free
Booking details: To be confirmed

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