In Part 3 of our podcast series on the Houses of Parliament’s Voice & Vote exhibit celebrating women’s suffrage in the UK, we join curators Melanie Unwin and Mari Takayanagi as they talk with BHT’s Amy Grigg’s as they talk about the history of women being elected to the House of Parliament and in 1958 sitting in the House of Lords for the first time as life peers. We learn about Lady Nancy Astor’s reception in Parliament after her election. Thanks to Sonica Studio for their help in the production of this podcast series.
Join Mari Takayanagi, Senior Archivist at the Houses of Parliament, and Melanie Unwin, Deputy Curator of the Art Collection of Parliament as they take us behind the scenes of the Voice & Vote exhibition which begins June 27 and runs through Oct 6, 2018 at the Houses of Parliament.
New Dawn, a contemporary light sculpture celebrating the 150th anniversary of the campaign for women’s rights, now sits in Westminster Hall, the oldest part of Parliament. Listen as BHT’s Amy Griggs talks to artist Mary Branson, who discusses the first piece of abstract art commissioned for permanent display in the historic palace, along with Melanie Unwin, Deputy Curator, Parliamentary Works of Art, who describes the historical context. Melanie Unwin, Deputy Curator, Parliamentary Works of Art Mary Branson, artist, “New Dawn”, the first permanent contemporary art installation in the Houses of Parliament
Listen in as Sandra Lawrence tells us about her incredible experience exploring Jane Austen country and all she’s looking forward to on the upcoming Celebrating Jane Austen British Heritage Travel tour. Then be sure to book your trip by December 31st to receive a $100 discount! Call 1-866-834-8358 and be sure to quote ‘BHINTRO2017’ for the discount.
For everyone who loves British Theater, our latest podcast goes behind the curtain with the general manager of Breakfast at Tiffany’s to find out about London’s hottest shows, the best venues, and more.
Abby Morgan and Sarah Gavron, writer and director of the movie “Suffragette”, brought breathtaking authenticity to this movie by filming inside the Houses of Parliament. Hear about their experiences and much more in Part Two
Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage in Britain! “It’s been an opportunity to get people into the building–to come and literally walk in the footsteps of people like Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett, Emily Wilding Davison!”