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October 2017

Kirklees Democracy Commission: Speakers’ Corner – A Living Wage

Saturday 7 October 2017 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Empire House (Dewsbury), Wakefield Road
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 8DJ United Kingdom

Have you heard about the McDonald’s workers striking over pay? How about the debates over zero-hour contracts? Did you know that one of the first advocates of a fair wage for workers was from Dewsbury? This writing workshop will explore how the idea of ensuring workers receive a fair living wage is as relevant today as it was in Victorian Britain. We will look back to 1894, when Dewsbury MP Sir Mark Oldroyd first made a landmark speech at Pioneer…

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Kirklees Democracy Commission: The Political Game (Hidden Track Theatre Company)

Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 6:30 am to 8:30 pm
Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 8DG United Kingdom

How do we make decisions? Who gets to make decisions? And how do we feel when they are made? This creative and interactive workshop will be hosted by the award winning Hidden Track Theatre Company. The workshop uses familiar games like Scissors-Paper-Stone, Hide and Seek and Piggy in the Middle to explore how we react when the odds are stacked against us and how we change when everything is comfortably in our favour. We'll explore different methods of voting and…

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September 2018

Walking with Women’s Suffrage in the Colne Valley

Saturday 15 September 2018 at 11:30 am

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018 and the annual Heritage Open Days. Join suffrage historian Jill Liddington for a five mile walk in the footsteps of local suffragists and suffragettes. The linear route passes the homes and villages of several local campaigners including Helen Studdard, secretary of the Huddersfield NUWSS branch; Elizabeth Pinnance, imprisoned in 1907 for 14 days; and Florence Lockwood a Linthwaite mill owner’s wife and a member of the suffragist NUWSS…

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