Join CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle for the ‘Revolutionary Women Walk’, a guided, stigma-busting cultural walk, designed to celebrate International Women’s Day and encourage mental and physical wellbeing, through art, exercise, humour and history.
The walk will lead us across boroughs for talks on revolutionary women from Southwark and Lambeth. We will be stopping for short talks on Emily Wilding Davidson, the suffragette and Britain’s first professional landscape gardener, Fanny Wilkinson; the writer, philosopher and advocate for women’s rights, Mary Wollstonecraft; and Alice Chapin, a suffragette who poured chemicals into ballot boxes to disrupt a Southwark by-election.
There will also be talks on Olive Morris, who set up the Brixton Black Women’s Group, and two pioneering nurses, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
So join us to make your own mark on Southwark's Women's Herstory and celebrate the Suffragettes fight for equality. We will be placing our own 'Blue Plaques' at Revolutionary Women’s sites along the way!
The walk is free but voluntary donations will be appreciated. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. The walk is accessible to wheelchair users and people with disabilities. The walk leaders wear orange high-viz vests and rucksacks. Call CoolTan Arts on[masked] if you cannot find the group of walkers on the day.