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Rebels and Blue Stockings: The New Woman in Bloomsbury

May 19 @ 14:00 - 15:30

Free-spirited and independent, educated and uninterested in marriage and children, the figure of the New Woman threatened conventional ideas about ideal Victorian womanhood. On this walk we will discover how Kate Greenaway, a female artist from a working class background, Eleanor Marx, a regular at the British Library Reading Room and the archeologist Mary Brodrick found a life outside conventional Victorian norms. The founding of Bedford College, led to higher education for women, and the creation of College Hall enabled women students to study independently.
19th century Bloomsbury was a hub of activism. Women were pushing against laws confining them to traditional roles. Pascal Theatre Company is running a two-year Lottery Heritage Funded project: Women for Women: 19th century women in Bloomsbury Current Projects – Pascal Theatre Company (pascal-theatre.com) We are celebrating those who worked at breaking down barriers and who fought to create opportunities for future generations. For more information and to get involved in research, workshops or events contact: sally@pascal-theatre.com