Celebrating 100 years of women being given the right to vote
The organisers of All Points East have announced a one-day free event called All Points Equal.
All Points East will take place for the first time next month in London’s Victoria Park. The likes of LCD Soundsytem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The xx, Lorde, Björk, The National, and many more are due to perform over the festival’s two weekends (May 25-27 and June 1-3).
All Points Equal will be held on May 28 between 10am and 9:30pm, also in Victoria Park. It will mark the beginning of a week-long programme of free events between All Points East’s two weekends, and will celebrate 100 years since some women were given the right to vote, and 90 years of equal voting rights for women and men.
Among the events that will take place on the day include outdoor screenings of Moana, Suffragette and Made In Dagenham, a suffragette rally in partnership with the Museum Of London, and a panel and Q&A led by Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter and grandaughter of Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst – two leaders of the British suffragette movement.
Elsewhere, there will also be live music, spoken word from female artists, a protest poster workshops, and children’s activities. Street food and pop-up bars will also serve attendees.
Entry to some parts of All Points Equal will be on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for the two weekends of All Points East are on sale now and available to purchase here.
Festival-goers can also take part in more events in Victoria Park between May 29-May 31 as part of All Points East. As well as the screening of independent short films, other movie theme nights include All Points 80’s, All Points Musical and All Points Global World Cinema – while every evening will play host to a range of local and world music.