During 2018 to mark its 40th anniversary and to celebrate 100 years of (some) women getting the vote, Feminist Archive South brought an exciting touring project, Hatpins to Hastags to five locations in the South West. Touring from 2 September - 9 December 2018 the project visited Glastonbury, Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Bridport and Plymouth.
Over the last 100 years, from hatpins to hashtags, women have defended themselves and fought for equal rights with whatever tools are to hand. Celebrating the legacy of the fight for suffrage and the actions of the Women’s Liberation Movement, Hatpins to Hashtags aimed to inspire and motivate us all in the age of the hashtag.
Hatpins to Hashtags offered free workshops, events and a unique exhibition of inspiring, campaigning posters from the Women’s Liberation Movement (1970-2000).
Over the course of the project we delivered 5 exhibitions, 9 opening events, talks and related events, 14 Digital Democracy training days or related events and 23 workshops or events with young people: a total of 51 activities engaging nearly 3,000 people.