Women in Arts Leadership

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts will host a panel debate on women in creative leadership.


Tickets are £5/£3.


In anticipation of International Women’s 
Day and to mark the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act - which gave many women the vote in UK for the first time - Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton, will host a panel debate on women in creative leadership.

Working with the University of Sussex, four influential female alumni will return to the university for the conversation, which takes place on February 28 and will be chaired by ACCA’s Creative Director Laura McDermott.

McDermott will be in conversation with Dr Maria Balshaw (the first female director in Tate’s 120-year history), Catherine Mayer (author and co-founder of The Women’s Equality Party), Philippa Gregory (novelist, broadcaster and philanthropist) and Helen Pankhurst (author, activist, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst & granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, and ambassador for CARE International).

The panel will share recollections on their contributions to the fields of art and politics and their thoughts on being role models for future female leaders.

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