Friday, 29 June 2018

100 years on from the bill that brought votes for women - how far do we still have to go?

The Reckoning
The Reckoning is a new show which has been created for The Art of Change, a new company which wants to bring life to the art song. The Reckoning mixes new drama (from writer Lila Palmer) with art songs from Beethoven to Bolcom and new songs by Ella Jarman-Pinto and Eve Harrison.

The show debuts tonight, 29 June 2018, at St James Church, Sussex Gardens, London, W2 3UD as part of the Voices of London Festival before touring to Liverpool, Leicester, Sheffield, Manchester, London and beyond later in the year.

The piece tells the story of four women across the ages who have fought for equality - from the petitions of Elizabeth Lilburne and the Levellers during the English Civil War to Emily Wilding Davison and the Suffragettes to the work of two fictional contemporary female MPs. It asks on the subject of equality: 100 years on from the bill that brought votes for women - how far do we still have to go?

The singers are Rhonda Browne, Christine Cunnold, Oliver Hunt, Grace Nyandoro and Louise Wayman, accompanied by pianist Maya Solton, with Fiona Williams as director.

Further information from the Art of Change website, and tickets from the Voices of London website.

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