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Hidden Voices: PROCESSIONS in the City

Processions in the City
  • 20 October
  • 6.30pm-9.30pm
  • Aldgate Square, EC3N 1AF
  • FREE

Celebrate Aldgate women from the past 100 years with an evening of immersive artwork from Artichoke, fresh from their successful PROCESSIONS earlier this year, a mass participation artwork in various cities across Britain which celebrated the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK.

Hidden Voices: PROCESSIONS in the City will take the form of a sound and light installation that will animate the newly opened Aldgate Square with the voices and stories that are unique to the local area.

The stories of five historical figures from the area will be championed, with the first of these to be revealed as Dame Henrietta Barnett, a prominent 19th century social reformer who fought to improve the quality of education offered to girls and to reduce inequality. Barnett was a pioneer of the settlement movement in Britain and co-founded the first University Settlement at Toynbee Hall in Aldgate in which students, the country’s future leaders, came face to face with poverty by helping to deliver a social welfare and education programme for local residents.

Published:
04 May 2018
Last Modified:
04 October 2018

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