Four of Aurora Metro’s authors are participating in a Study Day at Chichester Cinema at New Park as part of the UK-wide film project The Time is Now.

During the day six different speakers from the world of Academia, Performing Arts and the Media will present four different sessions, each adding to our knowledge of this struggle for equality and basic human rights for women.

Their talks will also celebrate the energy, special gifts and determination of inspirational women from all ages and countries who have made their mark in the struggle for the rights of the individual.

Tickets £14 (Friends/Students £10)

Following an introduction by Maureen Wright (University of Chichester) and Abha Thakor (Women’s Political Rights Research Project) on the Rise of the Suffragette form 1880-1918, Aurora Metro authors will be talking about women in the arts during and after this period.

Susan Croft,  co-author of Aurora Metro’s Art Theatre and Women’s Suffrage, and editor of play collection Votes for Women will be talking on the involvement of actresses, playwrights, directors and other theatre personnel in producing theatre pieces in support of the movement.

Irene Cockroft, co-author of Aurora Metro’s Art Theatre and Women’s Suffrage, will be talking about suffrage artist and art-enameller Ernestine Mills, and other artists of the period.

Melody Bridges, editor and contributor of forthcoming  Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema, and Ellen Cheshire (contributor) will be sharing the stories of some of the women who were working in the early days of cinema.