Women of courage event
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Women of Courage

11:00am to 4:00pm

We're launching our exciting new Women of Courage Family Explorer Trail that follows in the footsteps of the suffrage movement. 

Meet us at the National Portrait Gallery, where you'll able to pick up a free copy of the trail from our London Curriculum stand. There are lots of exciting free workshops and activities to join in. No need to book – just turn up! 

This event is part of the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign marking 100 years since women first won the right to vote. 

Workshops and activities

Magnificent Millicent

Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. Don't miss this opportunity to hear her explain why she campaigns so passionately for the achievements of women to be recognised. Find out the stories behind her successful high-profile campaigns to keep an image of a woman on our banknotes and to have a statue of Millicent Fawcett erected in Parliament Square. 


Floor -2, Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Celebrate 100 years of votes for women! 

Make a banner inspired by the suffragette movement at this drop-in workshop for all ages. Learn from the skills and designs the suffragettes used 100 years ago in the campaign for women's suffrage.

11.00-16.00 (drop in)

Floor -2, Clore Education Studio.

Meet a suffragette

Come along and meet our suffragette campaigner, Kitty Marion, in this fun interactive drama for all ages. Join in a Votes for Women rally and find out about some of the fascinating individuals involved in the campaign.

This performance is reproduced with kind permission of the Museum of London.

30 minute performances: 11.30-12.00; 12.30-13.00; 14.00-14.30; 15.00-15.30 

Floor 1, Room 33 and 22 

Sketch a portrait

Ever wondered where to start when drawing a face? How do you draw the eyes? How do you create depth and perspective? Join award-winning portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall for a fun sketching session on how to draw a realistic portrait.

60 minute workshops: 11.15-12.15; 12.30-13.30; 15.00-16.00

Floor -2, Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Inside out

How can we disrupt the way people want to see us and put what’s on the inside outside? Inspired by the ‘rebel women’ who campaigned for the right to vote, draw a portrait that shows people how you want to be seen! 

60 minute workshops: 11.30-12.30; 13.30-14.30; 15.00-16.00

Floor 2, Room 20

Wear your colours with pride

Inspired by the badges worn by men and women who supported the right of women to vote, make your own badge to show your support for a group, team or cause. 

11.00-16.00 (drop in)

Floor 2, Room 5

Additional details will be confirmed soon, so do check www.london.gov.uk/familytrails.