100 years of some women’s suffrage in the UK

D.N.W. 2018

Whilst walking around London at the crack of dawn this morning we came across a group of women activists including an artist, a musician and a film maker all working on something quite unusual, this prompted us to ask questions!

Although we asked lots of questions the team were very reluctant to give us many details about the project, in fact their faces were covered in balaclavas in purple green and cream emblazoned with the letters D.N.W.  Here is what they would tell us, “Throughout 2018 D.N.W. will unleash a string of guerrilla performances and artworks across London Manchester and other major UK cities that will celebrate 100 years of some women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom. 

“We will highlight the stories of the women’s suffrage movement through a 21st Century lens.  The actions of the suffragettes will resonate in today’s landscape through original musical interventions captured on viral films.  Our aim is to energise a new wave of activists with a shared vision for equality celebrating all that the Suffragettes achieved as well as highlighting what is left to be done.  Motivated by the call to action “deeds not words” adopted by the pioneering Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst call ourselves D.N.W. ”

Then to fit in perfectly with the 100 year anniversary, a few hours later we received a link to this film, and were told it’s the first of many films to be released over the following year. The group don’t have a website but you can keep updated with their activities via the #DNW2018 hashtag on twitter or Instagram @DNW2018

We will be following this movement with lots of excitement..


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