Discover a new perspective on Shoreditch and Hoxton via extraordinary women who have called it home.
Join us to hear the stories of Victorian theatre managers and actresses like female Hamlet-pioneer Alice Marriott and ‘Queen of the Music Hall’ Marie Lloyd, businesswoman Eleanor Coade – responsible for the revolutionary new ‘artificial stone’ from which so many statues still around us are made, and suffragettes Sylvia Pankhurst and Olive Beamish.
You’ll learn about locomotive engineer Verena Holmes – the first woman member elected to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, heroine First World War nurse Edith Cavell, who saved the lives of soldiers from both sides but was executed by German firing squad for ‘war treason’, and the Tudor-era Emilia Lanier – the first woman in England to assert herself as a professional poet.
This fascinating walking tour uncovers the stories of these women and many more, and is the perfect accompaniment to Out of Her Mouth, being performed later in the evening at nearby Village Underground.
Start: Shoreditch High Street Overground Station
End: Hoxton Overground/Museum of the Home
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