Hear My Voice exhibition at Bishop Auckland

Hear My Voice Suffragettes 100 exhibition

Hear My Voice – an exhibition marking 100 years since women were given the right to vote is now on display at Bishop Auckland library.

Girls and women’s groups in the Bishop Auckland area have worked with writer, Rachel Cochrane and photographer, Sophie Teasdale for the exhibition, part of the Suffragette 100 celebrations taking place at the Town Hall.

The images, inspired by creative workshops which explored the role of the Suffragettes, the importance of voting and gender equality, are now on display in the library alongside a number of motivational messages.

Teen Spirit from Shildon, Evergreens from Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Wear Valley Women’s Aid and St John’s RC Sixth Form staff and students were all involved in the project.

Hear My Voice will be open during normal library opening hours until Saturday, 3 March.

Cllr Joy Allen, cabinet member for transformation, said: “Hear My Voice is a powerful exhibition by women and girls in our region pays testament to the determination and passion of those who fought for the right to vote.

“The work of the Suffragettes remains relevant today and I would encourage everyone to look out for the inspiring display.”

The large images will remain at the town hall but in two weeks’ time, the smaller images and panel will make their way to Escomb Primary School for an International Women’s Day event on Thursday, 8 March.

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