Photo by Nicole Honeywill on UnsplashCelebrating Suffragettes: Edith Craig and Ethel Smyth, Collaborators in Women’s Suffrage Drama, Art and Music


Professor Katharine Cockin will give an illustrated talk on women’s suffrage drama, art and music with reference to her new biography, Edith Craig and the Theatres of Art (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama 2017). This will be followed by Dr Simon Desbrulais, who will lead the choir and perform ‘The March of the Women’, the women’s suffrage anthem composed by Dame Ethel Smyth.

Dr Desbrulais will perform additional trumpet music composed by Dame Ethel Smyth which Professor Cockin discovered in the National Trust’s Ellen Terry and Edith Craig archive and is discussed in her book. This will be the first performance of this additional trumpet music.