Date(s) - 02/03/2019 - 27/03/2019
Storiel Museum & Gallery
On International Women’s day 2018 a new petition was launched for a world without war. Today, almost a year later, more than 3,500 people have signed it. The petition, launched by Heddwch Nain Mamgu (Our Grandmothers’ Peace), was inspired by the 1923 ‘Women’s Petition to America,’ signed at the time by an astonishing 390,296 Welsh women.
Storiel Museum and Gallery hosts world-renowned photojournalist Lee Karen Stow’s exhibition Women, War and Peace from 2 March to 27 April.
On 8 March, International Women’s day, alongside the exhibition, there will be a free lunchtime lecture at 12.30pm where Annie Williams will be presenting ‘Votes for Women: The Bangor Suffragists’. An hour later, a choir will assemble to sing the ‘Pankhurst Anthem’ – a choral piece written last year by two descendants of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, based on an actual speech Pankhurst gave in 1913.
The exhibition features Stow’s moving portraits of women affected by war and working for peace, and the original cover of the 1923 ‘Women’s Petition’ from the WCIA archives.