Alice Hawkins and Votes for Women exhibition and free school workshops
Alice Hawkins was born in 1863 and lived most of her life in Leicester where she worked as a shoe machinist at the Equity Shoe factory. Alice was an active suffragette who stood up for women’s rights by regularly addressing the public in her battle to win equality for women within the workplace and also through the right to vote. The exhibition includes suffragette memorabilia, telling Alice’s story and those of other suffragettes including Emmeline Pankhurst and Sophia Duleep Singh.
We are offering schools free talks and tours facilitated by Peter Barratt, the great grandson of Alice Hawkins.
During the session, school groups will be given the opportunity to have a guided tour - an immersive
experience to include additional context and knowledge about the themes in the exhibition. There will also be a short presentation to encourage discussion and an opportunity to take part in a voting activity.
Visits and tours around the exhibition are free of charge and are for groups of up to 35 pupils.