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Women’s Voices in Films

Opening session by Councillor Judith Blake, Ted Talk with Naomi Mcdougall, and Film screening of The Divine Order

Come and celebrate with us on Wednesday 24th of October the centenary of women’s suffrage: doors open at 7.00pm, with presentation of the project and Ted Talk with Naomi Mcdougall.

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, will open the session.

 The film will be shown at 7.30 in the Shire Oak Room.


Women’s Lives Leeds have partnered with Heart and A Listening Space to show a season of films by women writers/film makers as part of the centenary celebrations of women’s suffrage.

This is in celebration of how far women have come since getting the vote and to recognise the continued work of women to tackle discrimination and achieve equality of opportunity.

The idea to show films by women writers/directors is rooted in four simple principles:

  • To show films made and/or directed by women.
  • To show films on every genre -not just films about women or aimed at women
  • To show films by women from all over the world
  • To show films that attract a diverse audience

Tickets £5/£4 available from HEART reception and website (use Book Now icon below)



The Divine Order (2017, 97 mins)

From 7.15pm in the Shire Oak hall.

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A good humoured comedy drama, set in 1970 Switzerland where the Suffragettes are marching for the vote. Writer-director Petra Volpe gives us the fictional story of a housewife who finds her voice during the Swiss referendum. Her focus here is on small, ordinary lives, women who will never be remembered in the history books but who risk everything because something inside can’t, won’t allow them to remain silent.