The Millicent Fawcett Centenary Event
The Lecture Hall, United Church, Littlehampton.BN17 5EG
Thursday, 12th April
The Hall will be open to visitors from 12 noon until 5.30 on this unique day.
The event is free, and we will be collecting donations in support of the new ‘Safe in Sussex’ Refuge in the town, Amber House. They will have information on display.
The Launch Today
for ‘The Suffragettes at Littlehampton’
To be distributed by the Author
Later to be handed out to the local Academy and other schools, then available from the Museum.
A poster display in connection with this publication will be on show, alongside a PowerPoint display including Millicent Fawcett’s pictures, speeches, and letters.
2pm. The Sompting Morris Ladies side will perform, celebrating the Mary Neal connection in the town, bringing her Morris dancers (factory workers) to holidays at their ‘Green Lady’ Hostel here.
Mrs Louise Goldsmith, Chairman of West Sussex County Council has been invited.
Also: The Arundel Community Choir will sing Suffragette Anthems: time to be announced
The Mayor of Littlehampton has been invited, alongside Cllr. Mrs Jacky Pendleton, Chairman of Arun District Council, and Mr Alan Gammon, her Deputy.
In the Hall will be other displays and stalls:
Refreshments and Cakes Available all Day
The Fawcett Society– Supporting Equality for Women
Sussex International Women’s Day display encouraging women to use their vote, and to register for the local elections by the deadline 17th April. Includes a real polling booth on loan from the Arun District Council.
A display of WSPU Suffrage historical pictures including Mrs Pankhurst and her daughters.
The Girl Guide Movement– empowering girls, and celebrating local Suffragette resident Cicely Hale’s 20 year’s work with the Guide Movement as District Secretary for the local Area.
The Women’s Hub, a Worthing based meeting place and Support Group for Moslem Women.
‘My Sister’s House’ a Charity Dealing with Domestic Abuse and getting women back to work.
A display of items made by, and in support for Palestinian Women, Working for Peace.
Women against State Pension Inequality: WASPI Campaign for Women
Friends of Mombasa Children Work with Girls in East Africa
Education, aspirations, and trying to change attitudes to exploitation in the sex industry and FGM.
The Local, Volunteer-Supported Windmill Cinema has agreed to have one showing of the ‘Suffragette’ Film at 6.15 pm on the day. £5.00 per ticket