Deeds or Words: 100 years of women’s suffrage

Date and time
  • Sat 4 August 2018 / 2:30 pm
  • Sat 4 August 2018 / 4:00 pm
  • Sun 5 August 2018 / 2:30 pm
  • Sun 5 August 2018 / 4:00 pm
Price FREE
Venue Shipley College Salt Building, Victoria Road, Shipley BD18 3LQ

by Saltaire Stories

Join us for an original drama celebrating 100 years since women first gained the vote! In Deeds or Words, five local people share their stories from the campaign for suffrage. Corporal Thomas prepares to return to the frontlines in Flanders, fearing for his sister Maggie and her involvement with the suffragettes. Isabel Salt, granddaughter of Saltaire’s founder, encourages the peaceful campaign of the suffragists, while Henry Beecher MP, an anti-suffragist, shares his experiences from the historic day the Representation of the People Act passed in parliament.

The performance is also accompanied by an exhibition exploring the wider effect of the campaign in Saltaire and Shipley, along with some of Isabel Salt’s possessions, held by the Saltaire Archive. Your ticket grants entry to both the drama and the exhibition. Please don’t book a separate ticket for the exhibition!


Performance Times: Saturday 4th August and Sunday 5th August at 14:30 and again at 16:00.

Please feel free to attend in costume of 1918 and we welcome audience participation!

Venue capacity is limited so book your free ticket now to avoid disappointment.