Dreadnought South West

Rebellious Sounds: Exploring 100 Years of Women's Activism in the South West

Event Date: 
21/10/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Exeter Central Library

Be part of an exciting research and development project with Dreadnought South West:

Dreadnought South West – the organisation that brought you 'Oxygen', a play in celebration of the great 1913 suffrage pilgrimage – is researching and developing material through a range of activities, asking – what is a rebellious sound?

Dreadnought will be hosting a free workshop at Exeter Central Library on Tuesday 21st October to talk about Rebellious Sounds and how you can get involved.

Is there a particular woman or event – a speech, a book, a photograph – that...

Topsham and Exeter welcome Suffrage Play

Today (Thursday 4 July), residents of Topsham will welcome Dreadnought South West Association into the town as they continue their journey in celebration of the centenary of The Great Suffrage Pilgrimage. At 11am, the cast of Oxygen will perform Episodes from the play outside Topsham Museum, which will be followed by a commemorative land journey to the train station and on into Exeter, where Oxygen will be performed in full (at 3pm and 7.30pm) at Rougemont Gardens. On Friday 5 July, Oxygen – which has been written by Exeter-based playwright Natalie McGrath – will be performed at the...

New arts project celebrating the Great 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage asks: ‘what are the important issues for women today?’

The centenary of a historic women’s rights march from Land’s End to London will be celebrated through June and July by an ambitious project called Dreadnought South West, which will feature a touring production of a new play, Oxygen, by Exeter-based playwright Natalie McGrath, as well as a series of responding arts and heritage events and commemorative land journeys. The project has been made possible through generous public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, as well as support from Exeter City Council.

In June 1913, a group of women started walking...