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The Exhibition Speaks!

June 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

The 100 First Women Portraits Brighton host team create a fantastic online audioguide to accompany the show. More than once, I have been asked to create an audioguide to accompany the 100 First Women Portraits exhibition. A fantastic idea: it would [...]

Interview with Kathryn Sargent

June 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

From a very young age, I wondered – ‘what is it about a suit?’ For me, it is the mystery of it. Of how it can completely transform a person. I wanted to know how to create that magic.’ Master tailor, Kathryn Sargent was the first woman [...]

Interview with Dame Jil Matheson

April 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

In 2011, over 200 years since its inception, Statistician Dame Jil Matheson became the first woman to have ever run the decennial population census. Jil joined the Office for Population and Surveys in 1975 and was appointed as Deputy Director in the [...]

We love Brighton and Brighton loves us

April 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

In the first three weeks of opening, we had over 5,000 visitors to the Brighton First Women show and over 2000 people crossed the Museum and Art Gallery’s threshold on March 8 for International Women’s day. A glorious and inspiring array of [...]

Brighton – A Fabulous First Month

April 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

Deep in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, amongst the exotic, architectural creations of George the Fourth, the 100 Firsts are now happily housed in Brighton’s Museum and Art gallery. This is a beautiful, early nineteenth century space, positioned above [...]

Interview with Jocelyn Burton

April 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Interview Originally published Sep 14, 2018 Renowned British silver and goldsmith, Jocelyn Burton was the first woman to be made a freeman of the worshipful company of Goldsmiths an organisation that has had a men-only membership since it’s [...]

Interview with Megan Swann

March 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

At the age of 22, Magician, Megan Swann became the first (and youngest) female officer appointed by The Magic Circle, the UK’s internationally-renowned magical society. Her appointment came over 100 years after The Magic Circle was established in [...]