Monday, 31 March 2008

Sylvia Pankhurst in WG

Sylvia Pankhurst - Self-portrait, Red Cottage and WSPU LogoDid you know that Sylvia Pankhurst, daughter of the suffragette Emmeline or Emily Pankhurst, was an artist? Neither did I. Born in Manchester in 1882, she won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in South Kensington. Above is a self-portrait, a sketch by an unknown artist of her Red Cottage cum café, where she lived in Woodford Green, and two buttons bearing the logo she designed for The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) founded by Mum in 1903. To find out more, visit the exhibition Celebrating Sylvia Pankhurst at the Redbridge Museum, Ilford. It opens on Monday 7 April.


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