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Programme of workshops, discussions and performances celebrating women comes to Stratford

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:11 18 July 2018

UAL London College of Fashion's year-long course celebrating women will be represented at the event on Sunday. Picture: Sadler's Wells

UAL London College of Fashion's year-long course celebrating women will be represented at the event on Sunday. Picture: Sadler's Wells

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The Here East site on the former Olympic ParkThe Here East site on the former Olympic Park

2018 has seen hundreds of events marking the centenary of The Representation of the People Act, which saw some women get the vote.

On July 22, Here East in Stratford’s Olympic Park will hold a programme of music, poetry, dance, displays and debates about women’s suffrage.

There’ll be an embroider your own handkerchief workshop and a display showcasing posters from the women’s liberation movement in the seventies and eighties.

The main stage will see a reimagining of female characters in famous operas, and a performance from an all-women hip hop dance company.

The Great Get Together in June in the Olympic Park, also hosted by performing arts company Sadler's Wells. Picture: Sadler's WellsThe Great Get Together in June in the Olympic Park, also hosted by performing arts company Sadler's Wells. Picture: Sadler's Wells

There’ll be discussions on women’s contributions to the world of work, and a series of short films about female empowerment and equality.

There will also be poetry writing, badge-making and poster-making workshops.

The event is run by all the partners in the innovation quarter of the Olympic Park, including the BBC, Sadler’s Wells, Smithsonian Institution, UAL’s London College of Fashion, UCL and the V&A. It’s free and places are offered on a first-come first serve-basis. It will run from 12-6pm.

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