Emma’s prison experience

In her autobiographical notes Emma provides a graphic description of her first experience in prison: ‘We were not treated as political prisoners at this time. I was number eight… My cell was 7… Continue reading

Emma’s first steps in politics

After her return to Wolverhampton Emma continued her interest in politics, attending meetings, lectures and debates. In 1895 she joined the Independent Labour Party and it was here that she met her husband-to-be,… Continue reading

Introducing ‘Red’ Emma

This is the first of five blog posts that tells the tale of Emma Sproson, Wolverhampton’s first female Councillor. Many thanks to Heidi McIntosh from Wolverhampton City Archives for allowing me to publish… Continue reading

The work continues

This entry is a long overdue one but the last year flew by in a blur of meetings and events. My work with Voices of War & Peace continues. We ran a series… Continue reading

Voices of War & Peace

The year so far has been an incredibly busy one. Late last year we heard that a bid to the Arts & Humanities Research Council for the University of Birmingham to become a… Continue reading

Fight for the Right

We’re now approaching our first public screening of the film ‘Fight for the Right’ which will be shown at the new Library of Birmingham as part of the Discovery Season. I recently wrote… Continue reading

feedback on Caught in the Crossfire

Here are a selection of comments we received about Caught in the Crossfire: Artistic responses to conflict, peace and reconciliation “Thought provoking exhibition, absolutely loved it” “Powerful. Second time I’ve seen the Herbert… Continue reading

March, Women, March

Originally posted on Fight for the Right: the Birmingham Suffragettes:
On June 4th 100 years ago Emily Wilding Davison stepped out in front of the galloping horses at the Derby and attempted to…

thoughts on my year as a freelancer

I’ve been working as a freelancer for a year now and thought I’d use this post to reflect on my experiences and the work I’ve been involved with before I embark on another… Continue reading


Originally posted on Fight for the Right: the Birmingham Suffragettes:
After receiving great news that our project, Fight for the Right, was going to be funded by the HLF it was all systems…