Millicent Fawcett statue unveiling ceremony
We’re proud to invite you to the historic unveiling of one of the most significant statues of our time – suffragist, Millicent Fawcett. Hers will be the first ever statue of a woman in Parliament Square, and the first ever statue there to be created by a woman artist, Gillian Wearing OBE.
The Mayor will be attending the unveiling with other guests including Caroline Criado Perez, whose petition to get the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square was signed by almost 85,000 people along with journalist Mishal Husain, Helen McCrory and poet Theresa Lola.
This year marks a century since the start of women’s suffrage in the UK - one of our country’s most pivotal moments – and our mission now is to ensure that we can begin the centenary celebrations with the unveiling of this landmark piece.
Join us in Parliament Square on Tuesday 24 April from 11am #BehindEveryGreatCity.
You can arrive from 10:45am to get your get a space.
Commissioned by the Mayor of London with 14-18 NOW, Firstsite and Iniva to commemorate the Centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, through the Government’s national centenary fund.