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100 First Women Portraits in Brighton – Now a Virtual Tour

First Women Virtual Tour:

• Introduction to the online exhibition

• Exhibition tour (images, audio, biographies)

• 10 Highlights and Audio Descriptions


Previous Events:

Change the World: Women in Science

5 February, 1pm-2pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm

A number of bite-sized talks, as part of the pop-up chat series to celebrate the First Women exhibition!

Find out more here 


Women in the Frame – Anita Corbin and Alexandra Loske

15 Feb, 1pm-2pm

Join First Women photographer Anita Corbin and art historian Alexandra Loske as they explore how women have been portraying women from the eighteenth century to the present day. Followed by an exhibition tour with Anita.

Admission; Free, drop-in

Find out more here 


First Woman, Professor Monique Simmonds OBE

15 Feb, 2.30pm-3.30pm

First Woman and founder of the Kew innovation and business unit explores the diversity of projects at Kew – from drug discovery to crime-solving

Admission: Free. Drop-in

Find out more here 


International Women’s Day: Free Activity Day

7 March, 10am-5pm

A jam-packed day of get-involved fun celebrating women’s achievements. Inspiring speakers, performers  and activists will be marking IWD with a busy programme of events, including magic with First Woman Megan Swann, a stage fighting workshop with First Woman Alison de Burgh and talk with First Women exhibition photographer, Anita Corbin

Admission: Free. Drop-in

Find out more here


Bite Size Talk with First Woman Conductor, Odaline de la Martinez FRAM

10 March, 12pm-12.45pm

The first woman to conduct the BBC Proms, this engaging speaker explores the life of Dame Ethel Smyth, composer and suffragette.

Admission: Free with Brighton Museum Admission, members and residents free. Drop-in

Find out more here 


Become an Adventurer! Story-telling and activity sessions with First Woman Sally Kettle

Date TBC

Guinness World Record holder and First Woman, Sally Kettle will take you and the kids on an activity adventure; including tales of the high seas and (higher mountains!), hands-on projects and fun games. Will you earn your adventurers’ badge?

NOTE: Choose from one of two sessions; 12-1pm and 2.30-3.30pm

Admission: Free with Brighton Museum Admission, members and residents free. Drop-in

Find out more here 


Tales of Adventure

Date TBC

Join three fearless First Women for an evening of hair-raising and inspirational stories of sharks, hurricanes and heatwaves. Sally Kettle, First Woman to row the Atlantic twice, Elspeth Beard, First Woman to ride a motorcycle around the world and Beth French, First Woman (and first person) to swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly come together to share their experiences about breaking boundaries and some serious true grit.

Unwind with a glass of wine and an after-hours tour of the 100 First Women Portraits exhibition.

Admission: £15 in advance. Early booking recommended

Book by calling 03000 290902 (mon-fri)

Find out more here 


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