Through poetry, prose and song Antrim Community Choir pay tribute to the courageous and determined women who fought relentlessly against a backdrop of violent opposition to secure the right to have a political voice in issues governing their lives.
The story commences with the events of 18th November 1910, referred to as ‘Black Friday’. From there we go back and trace the journey of women who struggled to gain franchise. To set the scene choir members are dressed in costume and carry banners with slogans depicting the mood of the franchise struggle. The script material addresses the views of both pro and anti-suffrage supporters of the time period and the finale includes a short reflection of the journey towards equality and progress made.
We want to highlight the tremendous sacrifices made to obtain the vote. Also to emphasise the importance of voting to improve equality and justice in society.
Presented as part of the MAC's commitment to International Women's Day #BalanceforBetter