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Three new works marking 100 years of votes for women

Miss Sylvia Pankhurst (C) being taken into custody by policemen during a women’s suffrage protest in Trafalgar Square. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

2018 marks 100 years since the first women in the UK were awarded the vote.

Under the terms of the Representation of the People Act, which received the Royal Assent on 6 February 1918, some 8.4 million women were for the first time granted the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

This year, we have co-commissioned a series of artworks inspired by the act. While the act gave the vote only to women over 30, Represent invites young female artists to explore democracy, equality and inclusion in contemporary Britain.

Represent will see a provocative new work at Arnolfini from performance artist Selina Thompsona new film by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean and poet Debris Stevenson presenting a grime poetry show at the Royal Court

Presented by 14-18 NOW and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Represent is accompanied by a programme of events, talks and professional development opportunities.

Debris Stevenson, Selina Thompson and Rachel Maclean

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