An Indian Princess, daughter of the Maharaja, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, lived in Thetford one hundred years ago and she was a prominent Suffragette, leading demonstrations in London and contributing to the movement which gained Women’s Right to Vote.
Essex Cultural Diversity Project have asked Arts La’Olam to invite South Asian women in Ipswich to talk for an hour together about Community and Change, as part of the Women’s Centenary Celebrations across the UK https://celebratingvotesforwomen.campaign.gov.uk/
This Roundtable Discussion is part of a wider project exploring the story of Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (daughter of Maharajah Duleep Singh who lived in Norfolk after he was exiled from the Punjab) and her legacy in Votes for Women and women in politics. More about Princess Sophia can be found here.
The project involves a series of roundtable discussions across Essex & Suffolk. Points from the conversations raised will feed into a women’s conference in Chelmsford in October https://essexcdp.com/event/sophiasassembly/
There is also a potential visit to the House of Commons in November, to which all of which the participants will be invited.