Our HERstory Project


‘Our HERstory – uncovering 100+ years of International Women’s Day in Derby’ – Visit our HERstory website & timeline going back to the Suffragettes in our city at: https://derbyherstory.wordpress.com

We were delighted to be supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund for this project in partnership with Culture Train, to uncover and celebrate the HERstory of our annual event.

We ran this project during 2016-2017 to conduct research, capture memories, dig out photos and mementos from past IWD Derby events via community workshops and a public ‘HERstory in the attic appeal’. Together with Culture Train and volunteers from the local community, who we trained in research skills at the local studies library, we created a portable exhibition including a pop-up display, website, timeline, oral histories and film to give recognition to the women who went before us and to celebrate our HERitage. The exhibition was launched at our IWD Derby Festival on Saturday 11th March 2017. We continue to build upon our research and to share our story – we can bring our exhibition and talks to schools, museums and events in return for a donation to support our volunteer work. Contact us for info


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