In 2018 it will be one hundred years since women voted in Parliamentary elections for the first time. Although the Representation of the People Act 1918 enfranchised only 40% of women, it was a landmark in British history. It established the principle of Parliamentary votes for women and was the foundation of the campaign for full franchise equality over the following decade.

WESWWHN in collaboration with Bristol MShed is planning a day of commemorative events, when we will also consider what the vote means to us today. The day will take place at Bristol MShed and will include talks, walks, performance, film, gallery tours, exhibition panels and craft activities for children.