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  • Essex Records Office Wharf Road Chelmsford, England, CM2 United Kingdom (map)

Sophia's Assembly. Inspired by Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, this event is OPEN TO ALL, with a special focus on women from South Asian backgrounds. 

We have booked a free mini-bus from Ipswich for this event, please contact Anjali Sule, to reserve your seat(s). We will be leaving at 10am and returning by 5pm. 

You are invited to: 

Sophia's Assembly 
Bringing Women Together for Positive Change 

Saturday 27 October 11.30am – 3.00pm 

Essex Records Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM2 6YT 


An afternoon of delicious food and inspiring conversation

about women and women’s rights 


Essex Cultural Diversity Project invites you to this special event for women, inspired by Princess Sophia Duleep Singh: Suffragette, women's rights campaigner and daughter of the last Maharajah of the Punjab who lived in East Anglia. 

Come along and find out more about this remarkable women and her role in the history of women’s empowerment. Meet and talk to others over delicious curry, hosted by the Essex Multicultural Activities Network. Be inspired and take part in conversations about issues still effecting women today, especially those from South Asian backgrounds: what brings us together, what holds us back and how can we generate change and move forward together? 

The day will be hosted by Seema Anand, mythologist and storyteller specialising in women’s narratives, who will be welcoming a number of special guest speakers. 

For the full programme and speaker details visit 

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