Well, 6 February 2018 was well and truly celebrated. I’m not sure if I ever remember the media getting behind another political anniversary with such verve – the coverage was akin to that of a royal wedding. All the talking heads that could talk, talked.
You can catch me talking about the suffrage campaign on Woman’s Hour
And talking about my new book, Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists on the Robert Elms Show on Radio London (starting at c. 2hrs 37 mins)
Kate Frye, whose diaries I edited as Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Frye’s suffrage diary and whose biography I wrote as Kate Parry Frye: the long life of an Edwardian actress and suffragette, had a starring role on BBC Radio 4’s PM Programme (from c 23mins) – preceded by an excellent exposition of the Representation of the People Act 1918 by Dr Mari Takayanagi (from c 18.40 mins)
Kate Frye also featured in yesterday’s special suffrage edition of Stylist. She would have been amazed and thrilled to think of her daily round being immortalised in this way.
I also gave interviews to Radio Stoke, Radio Northampton, Radio Bristol, Radio Sheffield, Radio Lincolnshire, and Radio Derby – talking about suffrage activists in their areas.
Clare Balding’s programme Secrets of a Suffragette – about Emily Wilding Davison – in which I make an appearance – was shown again last night on Channel 4 and is available for 29 days on catch-up.
And, in my dealing capacity, I put together this list of the Top Twenty Collectable Suffrage Antiques for an antiques website.
What a day!