Leicester City Council Staff (Museums/Events Teams) and Leicester City Councillors and the SMI.
With this in mind a new exhibition celebrating 100's years for the vote for women was launched at New Walk Museum on Friday 26th October. The programme was introduced by Joanna Jones (Head of the Museums Service-Leicester City Council) and was attended by the City Mayor, Leicester City Councillors, Lord Bach-the Police Crime Commissioner, the great grandson of Alice Hawkins-Peter Barrett, HM land Registry and the Sikh Museum Initiative. It was a great evening where experiences related to the Suffragette movement could be shared. The Suffragette flag which had been doing the rounds across Leicester all week was also on display (also see link to the flag visiting the Sikh Temple in the City).
Historian-Gurinder Singh Mann with Peter Barrett (great grandson of Alice Hawkins)The exhibition runs from the 27th October to the 24th of February 2019 and a lecture on the life of Sophia Duleep Singh is scheduled in the new year.
Sikh historian Gurinder Singh Mann discussed Sophia Duleep Singh's contribution to the Suffragette movement on BBC Radio Leicester before the launch. Listen to the broadcast below.