We Are Warriors

A REFUSAL TO BE SILENT. FOR ALL THOSE WHO WILL FOLLOW. We Are Warriors is a sound and light installation created by Helen Cole with over 100 women and girls from Bristol. It…

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Women and Equality: the next 100 years

Women first won the right to vote and stand for election 100 years ago. Although much has been achieved and women's lives have been transformed since history was made in 1918, there's still a long way to go. Baroness Shami Chakrabarti joins an expert panel of activists and historians for a discussion about what women can achieve in the next 100 years. Use interactive smartphone voting to make your voice heard and help shape the debate.

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Sarah Guppy: The Bridge, The Bed, The Truth

Join Show of Strength Theatre Company as they retell the extraordinary story of Sarah Guppy! Engineer, inventor, campaigner, designer, reformer, writer, environmentalist and business woman – Sarah Guppy was the first woman to patent a bridge and the first to formally design one. Born in Birmingham in 1770, Sarah Guppy moved to Bristol to marry merchant Samuel Guppy just as the Industrial Revolution revved its engine. A serial inventor, her patents include a breakfast machine and even an exercise bed. Married with 6 children, she married her second husband aged 66 – while he was just 31. She also mentored young IK Brunel with his – winning – entry for that Clifton Bridge Competition.

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Wonderful Women Interview #12 – Rebecca Prior

What do you want to see change for women in Bristol? 'To do more of what they want to do. To ignore barriers - personal and professional. Bristol has a great community spirit but there is no harm in making it even better. We all need to look out for each other.' Read our interview with Becky Prior who received a Wonderful Women Award for her work empowering people of all ages through art.

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A warm, welcoming space in a cold, snowy city – International Women’s Day celebrations 3rd March 2018

24 hours prior to City Hall opening its doors for the celebrations of International Women’s Day 2018, Bristol was carpeted in snow with hardly a car on the road, and people…

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