Commemorating Emily Wilding Davison
100 years after the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) procession that accompanied Emily Wilding Davison’s body across London from Victoria to King’s Cross Station, Bloomsbury again was filled with the sound of women’s voices. As part of their multi-arts-filled programme, the Wilding Festival held a procession from Russell Square to St George’s Church in memory of that solemn but magnificent occasion. Just as then, the white, green and purple of the suffragette colours were visible in the sashes, banners, ribbons and flowers of those who marched. A touching sight and a reminder that even, and possibly particularly, today, we should not forget the fight for women’s rights.
For more on the Wilding Festival, see thewildingfestival.co.uk.