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100 Years of Voting: The Art of the Suffragettes

It is a century since women in the UK won the right to vote. A fraught and relentless campaign from the fearless suffragettes brought a sea-change to British politics and to celebrate, here at PopUp Painting HQ, we are looking at the art that helped in the fight for democratic parity. Much of the art […]

#OnThisDay – Emmeline Pankhurst’s 151st Birthday

Today marks the 151st anniversary of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurt’s birth. Pankhurst was a dedicated campaigner for women’s right to vote.     Via BBC History: Emmeline Goulden was born on 14 July 1858 in Manchester into a family with a tradition of radical politics. In 1879, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer and supporter of […]