Courage and Communities

Courage and Communities commemorates The Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some women in the UK the right to vote for the first time. London was at the forefront of the historic suffragette movement, helping to change equality, rights and citizenship for women around the world. 

Led by Greater London Authority and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project involves a host of exciting London cultural organisations and has a diverse programme.

Find out more about Courage and Communities


See a centenary of women’s suffrage on film at the KinoVan, a travelling cinema-on-wheels.

Enjoy footage from London’s Screen Archives, London Metropolitan Archives, the BFI National Archive and Royal Albert Hall at events across London this summer.

Find out more on the Film London website

Museum of London

Discover the amazing personal stories of the Suffragettes in events and commemorative displays, and visit the world’s largest collection of material relating to their militant campaign in the People’s City Gallery at the Museum of London. 

Details of how to visit are on the Museum of London website.  

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall was the venue for 24 women's suffrage rallies between 1908 and 1918. Hear the undiscovered stories of the suffrage campaign at an immersive drama tour this summer.

Visit the Royal Albert Hall website


Testaments: Stories and their Makers, will be a soulful day of intergenerational dialogue with an inspiring panel of black female filmmakers on Saturday 23 June 2018.

It celebrates the contribution of Windrush women to the UK’s film and entertainment industry. Find out more on the BFI website

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