Nus Ghani, the MP for Wealden, has been working in collaboration with Bridge Cottage for over a year to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote for the first time.
From the 21st May until the 2nd June, Bridge Cottage in Uckfield will be hosting an exhibition exploring and celebrating the momentous movements that led to women being able to vote and run for Parliament.
The exhibition will be an immersive community project, chronicling the story of the women’s suffrage movement across Sussex, featuring contributions from local historical societies and groups, including Nus Ghani.
Tickets and more information about the exhibition can be found on the Bridge Cottage website, www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk.
To make this centenary year a festival of female achievement, Nus will also be collecting testimonies and stories of Wealden women past and present who inspire us, so please visit www.nusghani.org.uk/WOW for further details.
Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, said: “As the first female MP for Wealden, I owe my position in part to the bravery and determination of suffragettes and suffragists.
“I am delighted to be joining Bridge Cottage to commemorate the centenary of women getting the vote, celebrating the women across East Sussex who fought so hard a hundred years ago.
“We have been working on plans for a year and I am looking forward to the inter-generational interactive fortnight of events, to remember and celebrate the amazing women who fought to establish the right for women to be able to vote and run for office.”
Nicola Stewart, Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre Education Officer, said: “We are excited to be working with many local community groups and other historical societies to offer an immersive exhibition exploring inspiring women of Wealden, past and present.
“In collaborating with Nusrat Ghani on this exhibition we feel that we can truly represent inspiring women, past and present.
The past campaign for women’s votes has enabled the people of Wealden today to be represented by Nusrat, a positive female role model.”