Kate Pankhurst: Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

Part of the Literature Festival Running from
Last event: Saturday 16 November 2019 at 12pm
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Join illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst as she tells the stories of some of the most amazing women who blazed the trail for women in the world of work. Discover insects with naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian, take action with The London Match Girls and swim through pages of ground-breaking sports moments with Annette Kellerman and much, much more.  There will be drawing, there will be dressing up and most importantly, there will be lots of inspiration to change the world!

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more, journey back in time with these brave, bold and brilliant women and discover that anything is possible when you make the most of YOUR talents.

Prepare yourself for a celebration of women who opened doors and made it possible for more women to achieve amazing things today. Overflowing with beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in.

List of women featured include: Junko Tabei, Sophie Blanchard, Maria Merian, Elizabeth Magie, the London Matchgirls, Rosa May Billinghurst, Katherine Johnson, Annette Kellerman, Katia Krafft, Rosalind Franklin, James Barry, Madam C.J. Walker, Lotte Reiniger.

Please bring along your own pencil and paper so you can join in!

Certificate:

7+

Duration

Approx 60 mins

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