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City Hall celebrates equality for National Democracy Week

Published on Friday, 29th June 2018

City Hall will be lit up in purple, white and green during National Democracy week (2-8 July).

This year it coincides with the 90th anniversary of the 1928 Equal Franchise Act when woman were given the same voting rights as men.

As part of the week's activities, on Wednesday 4 July, 6pm, there will be a free talk at City Hall celebrating women's role in local politics, led by local author, Phyllida Scrivens, with a fascinating insight into the personal and civic life of the Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich, based on her recent book.

Thursday afternoon (5 July) offers the chance to take a tour of City Hall, meet the Lord Mayor in his parlour and chat to councilors about their role. Archive film footage of Norwich suffragette, Dorothy Jewson, who became one of the country's first female MP will be showing in the Mancroft room.

The schedule for the week is as follows:

  • Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich free talk (Wednesday 4 July, 6pm-7pm). Main council chamber, City Hall. No need to book.
  • Doors Open to Democracy. City Hall tour (Thursday 5 July, 2pm-4.30pm) plus screening of Dorothy Jewson archive footage in the Mancroft room. No need to book.