In spring 2018 Northfield Arts Forum and C&T are came together to celebrate and tell the stories of Suffragettes and Suffragists in South Birmingham, and explore how lives have/haven’t changed since the Representation of the People Act (1918).
We worked with young people in the Northfield area to create an augmented reality arts trail around Northfield Library that brings to life the local people campaigning for equal voting rights 100 years ago, and key events – like the burning of the Library!
(As well as burning of carriages at Kings Norton station, the attack at Kings Norton Grammar school, slashing paintings in BMAG – and more!)
On Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Dr Nicola Gauld joined NAF and C&T to talk about her research into suffragettes and suffragists in Birmingham. We also welcomed local people of ALL ages to share their knowledge and their own stories about women’s rights and experiences over the past 100 years.
100 YEARS ON – AUGMENTED REALITY PROJECT
We worked with professional theatre makers, researchers, artists and digital artists to create an augmented reality trail around Northfield Library that brings to life the local people campaigning for equal voting rights 100 years ago, and key events – like the burning of Northfield Library!