Blackguards and Bonnets

Curator Roz Currie writes about the Jewish suffragettes held at Holloway Prison. In 2015, while working at the Jewish Museum, I put on the exhibition ‘Blackguards and Bonnets’ exploring the story of Jewish suffragettes. I found myself inspired by the many stories of women who had fought for the vote. These included Dora Montefiore who... Continue Reading →

Talk: Minnie Lansbury – her life and times

Author and activist Janine Booth presented a illustrated talk at Finsbury Library on the life and times of one of her heroines, former Holloway prisoner Minnie Lansbury (1889-1922). Susan, a project volunteer, recaps the event: Janine opened the talk by outlining Minnie's background and upbringing  in the immigrant Jewish community of the East End of London.... Continue Reading →

Talk: Bad Girls by Caitlin Davies

Caitlin Davies, novelist, award-winning journalist and author of 'Bad Girls - A History of Rebels and Renegades', gave a talk at the Cat and Mouse Library and Finsbury Library about 'Suffragettes at Holloway Prison'. Volunteer Susan writes about the event. Caitlin opened her talk by discussing  about her long-standing fascination with Holloway Prison and how she had always wondered... Continue Reading →

Exhibition Events Programme

The Echoes of Holloway Prison Exhibition ran at Islington Museum, from the 13th of July to the 8th of October 2018. The exhibition was accompanied by a varied events programme.   View our 2018 Echoes of Holloway Prison Events Programme below, and discover more about each event on our blog. Walk: Winning the Vote: Islington... Continue Reading →

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