Representation of the People Act centenary events

This page includes a list of events to mark the centenary of the 'Representation of the People Act 1918'.

About these events

Department for Communities is co-ordinating a series of events in Northern Ireland throughout the 2018 centenary year.  This landmark Act gave voting rights to women and paved the way for universal suffrage (the right of almost all adults to vote in political elections).

February 2019 events

Faces of Change: Votes for Women Exhibition

This exhibition brings together Mount Stewart and National Portrait Gallery’s collections to explore the themes of gender, identity and perceptions of power.

The exhibition will look at Edith, Lady Londonderry, the founder of the Women’s Legion and her role in the campaign for women’s votes.  It will spark discussion about the role and tactics employed by the peaceful suffragists compared to the militant suffragettes.

Items from the property’s collection will include Lady Londonderry’s Women’s Legion Uniform, the military DBE (Dame) awarded to her for war work in 1917 and portraits by society painters John Singer Sargent and Philip de László.

2018 date/time Venue Book

Sunday 3 February 2019 
11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Mount Stewart,
73 Portaferry Road,
BT22 2AD

Normal admission prices apply.  More information can be found at Women and Power at Mount Stewart


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