What the Women Did

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Date(s) - 25/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Suffragettes spent many years fighting for Women’s rights to vote, with endless campaigns that were increasingly violent and dangerous. The men in power continually refused to listen, women were not important and worthy. Then on August 4th 1914 it all changed. The men now had to listen, they had to accept that the country could not survive without the help of The Women. The suffragettes suspended their political activity to join the war effort.

As men left the country to fight in the trenches women stepped in and took over their jobs. On the Home Front women defended and kept the country going for 4 years, coming together in strength, community, patriotism and passion. Joining the war service millions of women worked in munitions, joined the VAD and boosted morale by entertaining the troops overseas. Lena Ashwell worked tirelessly for many months to try and persuade the YMCA to allow her take a concert party to the front.

I wanted to provide a moving tribute to those that fought for our country and to show our enormous gratitude to all that lost their lives for us. What I hope we will achieve is an evening of entertainment that is full of laughter, tears and joy, at a time when our country is remembering the sacrifices made for us all.

Michele Arkle