Sophia, Millicent and Me: In conversation with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Sophia, Millicent and Me: In conversation with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Posted on behalf of Essex Cultural Diversity Project

An interview with award-winning journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Muslim, Feminist and respected TV and radio pundit, who regularly appears on key political and cultural programmes. 

Join us as we share stories about Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, Suffragette, women's rights campaigner and daughter of the last Maharajah of the Punjab who lived in East Anglia; we’ll also discuss Firstsite’s new exhibition, Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere, charting the making of Gillian Wearing’s statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, and the importance of memorialising important women and their achievements through history; and we’ll delve into Yasmin’s own thoughts about modern day Feminism, art and activism. 

Yasmin will be in conversation with Professor Katherine Cockin from the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Katherine’s research interests include women's suffrage history, theatre and literature, and her latest book, Edith Craig and the Theatres of Art focuses on the woman who directed plays and designed street processions for the women's suffrage campaign.

FREE EVENT, spaces are limited so booking is essential.

This event is part of a wider project exploring Sophia Duleep Singh's story, funded by the Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme through Government Equalities Office. Read more at 

Special thanks to Firstsite for hosting this event as part of their Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere exhibition. Read more at

Essex Cultural Diversity Project is funded by Arts Council England and Essex County Council

04 Dec 2018 at 7:00pm
until 04 Dec 2018 at 8:30pm

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