Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Sylvia Pankhurst at the Tate Britain

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The Tate Britain- it's undergoing a bit of a facelift at the moment. 
I am a proudly proclaimed feminist, but I wasn't aware that as well as being a major campaigner for women's rights, Sylvia Pankhurst was also an artist. Running until March 2014, the Tate Britain has a free exhibition on Sylvia Pankhurst's work.

Pankhurst's art mainly focused on the lives of working-class women, and was a usefully propaganda tool in arguing that women's working conditions and pay should be improved.

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Sylvia Pankhurst- domestic servants 
 Pankhurst also designed badges, banners and flyers for the WSPU, often incorporating the 'angel of freedom'. Also on display is the various badges that would be awarded to suffragettes, for membership or for stays in the notorious Holloway prison.

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suffragette tea set,  with the 'angel of freedom' in the WSPU colours of green and purple  
If you do pop in to have a look around the gallery and the exhibition, I also recommend you have a walk down by the river when your done, London really is the best place just to stroll around.

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Vauxhall bridge and MI6 headquarters 

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