To commemorate the 100 years since some women got the vote and the passing of the Representation of the People Act, Digital Drama have made a short film ‘Silk, Satin and Suffrage’ celebrating the women who designed, made and paraded the suffrage banners as part of their campaign for their voting rights.
This video is being featured as part of the Votes For Women exhibition at the Museum of London.
100 Banners is funded by a £95,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and £2,900 from the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
Digital Drama’s director Kate Valentine; “We are thrilled to have received support thanks to National Lottery players are confident the project will introduce the heritage of suffrage banners to a wider public. The new banners made, inspired by the collection at the Women’s Library, will enable their creators to explore the heritage of the women represented and the cause of suffrage they campaigned for .”