Obituary for Mary Clarke published in Votes for Women 6th January 1911. 

Introductory Note from Jean Calder This was the text of the Oration delivered at Mary Clarke’s Memorial meeting in Brighton. It is a heart-rending speech, made by Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, a woman  who knew Mary well and who, with Emmeline…

Eminent Historian Elizabeth Crawford O.B.E. joins Charity as Patron

We are thrilled that Elizabeth Crawford, probably the best known British historian of the Suffrage Movement, has agreed to be one of our Patrons. She joins eminent Professor June Purvis, who is an expert on the history of the Pankhursts…

Concert for Mary Clarke Statue Raises £4,500

On 4th March, internationally-acclaimed jazz singers Claire Martin and Liane Carroll gave their much-anticipated concert at St George’s Church in aid of the Appeal. The concert was hosted in sparkling style by comedian Zoe Lyons and the hugely effective appeal for donations was…

Comedian Zoe Lyons to MC “Double Standards” Jazz Concert 4th March

Brighton-based comedian Zoe Lyons has agreed to act as MC on 4th March at our benefit concert “Double Standards”. Like our great singers, Claire Martin and Liane Carroll, she is in huge demand. We  are so grateful she is making…

Claire Martin & Liane Carroll Benefit Concert – Tickets Now on Sale

Dear Supporters, Jazz legends Claire Martin and Liane Carroll are to perform in a benefit concert for the Mary Clarke Statue Appeal. Please support this event, come along if you can and publicise the concert through your own networks. You…

Liane Carroll & Claire Martin – Double Standards An evening of jazz and joy in support of the Mary Clarke Statue Appeal

Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite for our 4th March benefit concert. Double Standards – an evening of jazz and joy! will include songs by Waits, Mitchell and Bennett skilfully mixed with stylish re-workings of lesser known classics and new…

A New “Song for Mary” in the Making

Jude Winter, Debs Trethewey & Emilia  Ballardini (@ballardinix) from  feminist  post-punk  band Siren (@sirenbrighton) met  this  weekend  to record Jude’s new “Song for Mary”, a tribute to Mary Clarke. It will go public on 12th December, which is General Election Day…

Denise Dutton MRSS chosen to sculpt Mary Clarke

Mary Clarke was the first suffragette to give her life for women’s right to Vote but, there is no public memorial to her anywhere in the UK. Brighton, where she lived and worked, has few memorials for women and no…

Hundreds demand return of Brighton Suffragette Banner

As seen on Brighton and Hove News  by Frank le Duc More than 500 people have signed a petition calling for the return of an historic banner to Brighton. The Brighton and Hove Women’s History Group want the return of…

Male politicians come out in support of Brighton suffragette statue

As seen on Brighton and Hove Independent by Clare Calder  Politicians of all colours have come out in favour of a Brighton statue in memory of suffragette Mary Clarke. The latest supporters follow in the footsteps of Green MP Caroline Lucas…

Suffragists or Suffragettes – Who did most for Brighton?: A panel discussion chaired by Caroline Lucas MP

As published on waterstones.  We are delighted to be hosting this fundraising evening for the Brighton Suffragette Blue Plaque Campaign. The main event will be a panel discussion with Helen Pankhurst (writer, women’s rights activist and great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst), Jean Calder (former Brighton…