From “Votes for Women” to “Time’s Up”

Filmprogramm und Lesung mit Helen Pankhurst


GB 1913, P Pathé Frères Cinema, Print b/w, digital, 1 min, silent, BFI National Archive

This Pathé newsreel captures the aftermath of a demonstration by the WSPU [Women's Social and Political Union] in Trafalgar Square on 27 July 1913. Led by militant suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, the event triggered a riot in Whitehall when Pankhurst, according to the Times, 'concluded a violent harangue by suggesting that the crowd should go in a body to the residence of the Prime Minister‘. (Simon McCallum, Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film)


GB 1914, P Pathé Frères Cinema, Print b/w, digital, 1 min, silent, BFI National Archive

The newsreel cameras were in place to catch suffragette pioneer Emmeline Pankhurst's much publicised appearance at Buckingham Palace to deliver a petition to the king - the latest stunt in her ongoing public campaign for women's votes. (Holly Hyams, Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film)


GB 1916, P Topical Film Company, Print b/w, digital, 1 min, silent, BFI National Archive

Mrs Pankhurst and Mrs Dacre Fox address a large meeting urging the goverments to support their allies, Romania and Greece, from a platform in Trafalgar Square. (Bryony Dixon, Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film)


Lesung zur Ausstellung Damenwahl! 100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht


Historisches Museum Frankfurt