Suffragettes of 21st century

Las Passionarias
Las Passionarias

A WEEK-LONG series of events on the theme of 21st century suffragettes will take place at Stade Hall as part of Coastal Currents festival.

Green:Purple, curated by Xaverine Bates and Clare Whistler of riart Grrrls, a local collective of feminist artists, features film, video and performance from September 30 to October 5, and aims to put the suffragette movement into a 21st century context.

Green and purple are the traditional suffragette colours.

The opening night on Monday from 7.30pm will feature The Hayward Tapper, a feminist performance poet, and Las Passionarias, a group of women who sing to fan the flames of discontent.

Other highlights include a talk by well-known journalist and author Charlotte Moore, a descendant of local suffragette Barbara Bodichon, who was a leading 19th century activist for women’s rights as well as an artist, traveller, journalist and educationalist.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, October 1 at 7.30pm.

On Friday, October 4, from 7.30pm with be Tohan Tales - The Diary Box, an audio visual installation and ibook/app by Riz Maslen, documenting her stay with a remote community in the heart of the Borneo rainforest in 2012.

green:purple, a digital exhibition of film and photography featuring the work of eight artists will run all week.

All events are free and no booking is required, however space is limited at the venue.

For full details pick up a Coastal Currents programme or go to