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Help Promote the Essex Women’s History Festival

In honour of International Women’s Day, we are working with the University of Essex to host this one day celebration of strong Essex women.

This FREE festival will share inspiring stories of local women from the last hundred years and explore this issues that continue to affect us today. It includes talks, craftivism activities, film screenings and displays.

Help us spread the word by sharing our social media and the link to book tickets: https://snappingthestiletto.com/festival/

What's involved?

What’s involved

Help us spread the word about the Snapping the Stiletto Festival by following us on social media and liking or sharing our posts. Keep up to date by reading our blog and sharing the stories, events and volunteering challenges we'll be writing about.

Why get involved?

If you only have a few minutes to spare then this is a great way for you to support the project and help us to spread the word about the strong women who lived, worked and campaigned in the county over the last 100 years

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign into your account or sign up

Step 2: Accept the challenge

Step 3: Start spreading the word.  Follow, like and share updates via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/snapthestiletto/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Snapthestiletto and read and share our blog posts https://snappingthestiletto.com/blog/

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Event Information

Snapping the Stiletto: Essex Women's History Festival - Saturday 9th March, 2019

This FREE festival will share inspiring stories of local women from the last hundred years and explore this issues that continue to affect us today. It includes talks, craftivism activities, film screenings and displays. The day includes presentations from across historians from across Essex, exploring the lives of suffragettes after winning the vote, pioneers in the workplace and modern campaigner. We will be looking at everyday women, as well as those who became well-known, such as the author Margery Allingham and social activist Mary Whitehouse. There will also be a range of craftivism activities tackling period poverty, body positivity and women’s rights. We will be sharing more detailed information about the programme over the coming weeks, but contributors include: Professor Pamela Cox (University of Essex)) Dr Susan McPherson (University of Essex) Professor Katharine Cockin (University of Essex) Southend Museums Colchester and Ipswich Museums Essex Record Office Stitch and Bitch Colchester The Dangerous Pockets Project Signals Media Arts Centre The Women’s Equality Party The Townswomen’s Guild The Women’s Institute The Girl Guides Although the event is free, places are limit so we do ask that you book in advance PLEASE BE AWARE that the day will be exploring some adult themes and may not be suitable for under 16s.