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100 years of women’s votes – 6 February 2018 Lantern parade
February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the Representation of The People Act, which allowed (some) women to vote in the UK for the first time!
A procession will meet at the corner of Berkeley Square at 18:00, beginning the march at 18:30. The parade will march around the triangle, past Wills Memorial Building (which will be lit in suffrage colours) and down Park Street to City Hall.
The march will be accompanied by an all female marching band playing popular songs. We will then assemble by the stage between Bristol Cathedral and the Central Library, where a 100 girls choir will perform the ‘March of The Women’ and a newly composed song by Dionne Draper celebrating women and girls today.
This will be followed by speeches from Joanne Kaye from UNISON, Eve Szczelkun (Bristol Youth Mayor), and Cllr Asher Craig (Deputy Mayor) celebrating democracy.
You can find the Facebook event here https://www.facebook.com/events/340176859798953/
Come to the parade wearing suffragette colours (green, purple and white) and make sure you wrap up warm!
Follow this link to find out how to make your own lantern (strictly no candles and no open flames):
If you’re busy on Tuesday but want to contribute, why not send us a tweet @UNISONSW or post on our Facebook page with your thoughts on women’s equality in the past, present and future. Or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org