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Baroness Alice Bacon and the Forgotten Women of Wakefield

11 Mar 2018, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Free, booking required

Join us this Mother’s Day for a morning of inspiration from women of Wakefield, past and present.

Marking the 100-year anniversary of many women getting the right to vote, we are pleased to welcome organisers and participants from the Forgotten Women of Wakefield project, along with prominent Yorkshire MP Rachel Reeves, to discuss the significance of Yorkshire’s first female MP, Baroness Alice Bacon CBE, who was born in Normanton, Wakefield, in 1909.

The event will include an introduction from Sarah Cobham, initiator of the Forgotten Women of Wakefield project; a selection of readings by Wakefield-based women generated through Forgotten Women of Wakefield workshops and a presentation and book signing by Reeves, whose book on Bacon, Alice in Westminster, will be available to buy on the day.

Places are free, book online.

Why not follow the event with a coffee and cake in The Hepworth Cafe.

Women in the Wakefield Art Collection

The Hepworth Wakefield Visitor Experience Team will run a special tour on Sunday 11 March, focusing on women artists in the Wakefield Art Collection.

More details coming soon.