International Women’s Day 2018 – celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote in the UK

Votes for Women MugOn Thursday 8th March was International Women’s Day and the spotlight this year was on women’s right to vote, an Act of Parliament first passed and received Royal Assent 6th February 1918.

At the Limehouse Project we celebrated with over 70 guests, providing both entertaining and informative activities, including a quiz and 6 scene play starting from 1906 to the 2017 election. The quiz did get rather intense at one point but we finally found a winner, or rather a trio of winners. Our guests enjoyed the play and suggested they may even get involved in doing their own play next time. They only wished the play came before the quiz as it may have helped with their answers!

Farida Yesmin and Baroness Uddin

Farida Yesmin and Baroness Uddin

Due to her speech at the House of Lord, The Hon Baroness Uddin could not stay for the whole event but she not only visited us she also extended an invitation for an organised visit to parliament for our clients, an offer we fully intend to take up. We also had the please of hearing The Baroness mention the Limehouse Project and our director Farida Yesmin during her speech.

Thank you to all our guests who joined us in the celebration, and to Alternative Arts for making the day possible. We hope everyone had a lovely Women’s Day 2018!




Social Media:

On Facebook? Like us:

On Twitter? Follow us:

On LinkedIn? Follow our updates: