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Women in Power in Kent and East Sussex
Monk’s House is taking part in the National Trust’s Women & Power celebrations this year. We have been working on an audio-visual interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’, which sits in her writing lodge as a fitting space to return to her original text. Find out how you can get involved in this ongoing project.
Discover the work of six high profile contemporary female artists as they highlight the progression towards female equality. Inspired by stories of the women who have contributed to the spirit & history of Knole, Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid, along with CJ Mahony, Lindsay Seers, Emily Speed, Alice May Williams and Melanie Wilson have been commissioned by curators Day+Gluckman to respond to and uncover these hidden histories.
Bateman’s is taking a closer look at the inspiration for Kipling’s The Female of the Species poem this autumn. A series of collection highlights throughout the house will shine a light on the various women in Kipling's life and how they each helped to shape him and his work.
Smallhythe Place celebrates the centenary of the Representation of the People's Act with a new exhibition and displays. 'Triumphant Women' opens from 5 April, exploring the lives and works of the powerful women of Smallhythe, Edy Craig and Ellen Terry.
As part of our Women and Power celebration for 2018 we're hosting a new exhibition which was co-curated by Dr Catherine Horwood, using her book, Gardening Women. Read on to find out about the history of gardening through the centuries as well as how gardening women made an impact on the suffrage movement.
Bodiam Castle is taking a look at a different perspective and exploring Lord Curzon's anti-suffrage stance. An exhibition in the West Tower shows the reality of the resistance to the suffrage campaign with Lord Curzon's leadership of the anti-suffrage movement.