Forthcoming Walks and Tours

 

August 2018

Sunday 12th August

The Garretts of Gower Street – a Bloomsbury walk Doctor, decorator, prisoner, politician, militant suffragette and mathematical genius. Join Sue in Bloomsbury to explore the life and legacy of the extraordinary women of the Garrett family.Millicent led the non-violent suffragists, Elizabeth was the first woman to qualify in England as a doctor, Louisa ran a military hospital in WW1, Agnes and Rhoda established a top interior design company, Fanny was a landscape gardener, Philippa a brilliant mathematician and Amy set up a progressive school. See the places they lived and worked and the legacy they left behind. 2pm to 4pm

Booking through Eventbrite £12/£9

Guide: Sue 

Saturday 18th August

Ada Salter:Beautifying Bermondsey Ada Salter was the first female mayor in London and the first Labour woman mayor in the British Isles. With her husband, local doctor and MP Dr Alfred Salter, she made a significant impact on health, housing, employment and labour relations, helping to make Bermondsey world famous for its flowers and its Garden City estate, still occupied today.  Find out about the legacy of Ada on this charming riverside walk, which tells her story from the Bermondsey Uprising of women jam factory workers in 1911, to her years as a pacifist in the First World War, and her radical policies as Bermondsey Councillor. 2pm to 4pm

Booking through Eventbrite   £12/£9

Guide: Oonagh 

Sunday 26th August

Radical Theatre: King’s Cross to Kingsway 2018 marks the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time. This walk explores some of Camden’s rich history of radical theatre during those 100 years from the propaganda plays of the Actresses Franchise League, through pacifist plays of WW1, agitprop and “alternative” theatre right up to A Brexit Opera.

This FREE walk is funded by Camden Council and delivered by Camden Tour Guides Association as part of Camden VOX – Camden’s arts and cultural programme for 2018 which takes inspiration from the Women’s Suffrage movement and the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. 2pm to 4pm

Booking through Eventbrite  FREE

Guide: Sue 

 

September 2018

Saturday 8 September

Suffragette City London was at the centre of the suffragette protests just before the First World War, when the capital was rocked by arson attempts, hunger strikes and massive demonstrations. The walk will visit the church where Emily Wilding Davison’s funeral cortège began, and the headquarters of the Womens Political and Social Union, as well as the site of the Suffragette Hospital where all the staff, including surgeons, were women, dealing with soldiers straight from the trenches. Along the way we will explore vegetarian restaurants and the 1911 Census boycott.  2pm to 4pm

Booking through Eventbrite £12/£9

Guide: Oonagh 

Sunday 30th September

Radical Women of the East End Retrace the steps of the most famous radical women associated with Bow, starting with the Bryant and May matchwomen.  Sylvia Pankhurst established the Suffragette East London Federation here, campaigning not only for the right of women to vote, but also to establish their social and economic freedom. Minnie Lansbury died here, after a heroic fight for justice for local residents. We will re-locate past struggles for social justice and take a look at the modern Bow on the way.  2pm to 4pm

Booking through Eventbrite £12/£9 

Guide: Oonagh 

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