"I would rather be a rebel than a slave" - those were the words of political activist Emmeline Pankhurst, who spearheaded the suffragette movement that led to women being granted the vote. The same words were uttered more recently by Meryl Streep, who played Mrs Pankhurst in new movie Suffragette opposite Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter.
The film has sparked a wave of interest in the original feminist movement. If you want to know more about the women who powered it, hotel Conrad London St James is hosting a very special Suffragette-themed event this Thursday 29th October.
To celebrate the movie’s release and author Lucinda Hawksley's book March, Women, March, Lucinda will be leading an evening of feminist discussion and readings from her book, which explores the trailblazers of the suffragette movement. She'll also be joined by Dr Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline (below).
Tickets cost £35 and include canapés, a glass of champagne and a free copy of the book signed by Lucinda. What’s more, £2 from each ticket sold will go to women’s charity CARE International.
A worthier alternative to your standard Thursday dinner and wine, don't you think?
To book your ticket call 0203 301 8080 or email Tea@conradstjames.com