I’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.