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The Face of Suffrage

The stories behind the artwork for this project    Birmingham New Street is to host a unique art installation which celebrates 100 years since women first got the right to vote.

The ‘Face of Suffrage’ artwork will be a floor-based, 200 metre-square photo mosaic consisting of more than 3,500 images of females from across the West Midlands and beyond.

It will be made up of a combination of historical images of women involved in the suffragette movement from the West Midlands in the early 1900s and of pictures of females from today.

When viewed from above, the mosaic will show a leading face – still to be decided – from the suffrage movement in the West Midlands.

This is a photo of some of the members of Soroptimist International of Kenilworth & District on Thursday 11 October 2018 following a lively discussion about our current and future projects.  The photo was taken by one of our members, Marion Stafford, who is an excellent photographer.  The aim of our organisation is to help educate, empower and enable women and girls, locally, nationally and internationally.  Our current president, Anita Hornbrook, stands proudly in the centre of the group.

Members of Club. ready and smiling