Women and Power - tell us your stories

Thank you to everyone who phoned and and told us about the women in your community, in your family or in the public eye that uses their position or time and energy to make a difference to the lives of others. We've now collected everything we need but come back in October to see how artists LOW PROFILE has turned these stories into a piece of audio art.

The artists 'LOW PROFILE' have been working with the National Trust in the South West to uncover stories about inspirational women who make change possible through their actions. 

LOW PROFILE’s project celebrates and draws attention to figures who have contributed in different ways to the achievement of universal suffrage (votes for all), and also to women’s rights.  Some of these stories may be linked to National Trust properties and to contemporary campaigners, activists and change makers.

We asked for your stories

Between 24 May and 13 August 2018, LOW PROFILE have been collecting your stories via a dedicated phone line and recording service. Extracts from these stories will be selected and compiled into a series of audio artworks to be published on the National Trust website and broadcast online. 

Come back in October to see the final piece of work. 

Thank you to everyone who rang up and left us their stories. 

More exhibitions and stories celebrating women
Joyce Wethered, champion golfer alongside her contemporaries including Glenna Collett

Golf, Gardens and Guides: discovering the story of Joyce, Lady Amory

Find out more about the incredible life story of Joyce Wethered, later Lady Amory, and the legacy she's left for women today through a new exhibition from 3 March 2018.

A suffragette meeting from 1906

Faces of Change: Votes for Women 

29 April onwards

We’re partnering with the National Portrait Gallery on a touring exhibition of rarely seen paintings, drawings, photographs and archival documents, from surveillance photographs of militant suffragettes to portraits of the key players in the suffrage movement.

Veronica Keiller

Breaking ground: Female archaeologists at Avebury 

To mark the 100 year anniversary of some women gaining the right to vote in Britain, this year at Avebury we will bring to light the contributions made by female archaeologists in the twentieth century.