Wilding Festival: Suffragette History and Poetry Tours

Votes For Women SashI’m leading tours around Bloomsbury as part of the Wilding Festival this weekend. The Festival is inspired by suffragette Emily Wilding Davison who died 100 years this month.

The tours are a mix of women’s suffrage history and new poems. So far we have learned about The Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage, about their grand enemies the Anti-Suffrage League, about what Millicent Fawcett has on her ceiling and how to make a convincing testudo out of umbrellas so I can read poems while the ink slowly slides away under almost horizontal rain.

However, tomorrow (Sunday 16) is a day when the BBC promises it will not rain, so come join me!

Tours will take 45 minutes and start at St Georges Church on Bloomsbury Way. Tickets are £3 and can be bought in the church. Tours will be setting off at 2pm and 3pm.