February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. Although this act did not give all adult women the right to vote it was a huge success for the suffrage movement and sparked a number of acts that would contribute towards the balance of power between men and women.

Look out for some special events highlighting this significant date throughout the year. 

To mark the centenary of women’s right to vote, a special collection of drawings by a group of women artists who studied together at the Slade School in London, as well as works by Dame Laura Knight RA, Sylvia Gosse and Evelyn Dunbar will be on display in drawers in the Modern Art Gallery for the next six months.  


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