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An Evening with Helen Pankhurst & ‘Deeds Not Words’, The story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now
Monday 8th October 2018 at 8:00 pm

The Arts at St George’s, in collaboration with Bromley Soroptimists and Beckenham Bookshop, present an evening with Helen Pankhurst in which she will be leading a participatory discussion on women’s lives, reflecting on the changes in the UK since the right to a parliamentary vote first granted to some women in 1918. The session will be informed by findings from her new book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now.

The discussion will be followed by a book signing with refreshment.

Copies of ‘Deeds Not Words’ will be available for purchase on the evening.

Pre-event tickets now ALL sold.  

A limited number of tickets may be available on the door. Equiries to boxoffice@stgeorgesarts.co.uk no sooner than Thursday 4th October

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.


We hold a licence for the sale of alcohol for this event under a Temporary Event Notice granted by Bromley Council.

The Cash Only Bar will be open before and after the discussion.

Your ticket will include a Free glass of wine or other available refreshment and you will be able to buy additional refreshment if you wish to do so.

Artist Information

Helen Pankhurst

Author and great granddaughter of Emmilene Pankhurst

Helen Pankhurst is an author and a women’s rights activist and international development practitioner.

Helen studied at Sussex University, Vassar College, New York, and Edinburgh University and has an honorary degree from Edge Hill University. She is a Visiting Professor at MMU.

Helen is a Senior Advisor for CARE International, based in the UK and in Ethiopia. Her work in Ethiopia is cross-sectoral, including improving water and sanitation services and addressing early and forced marriages. She previously worked for other international development charities including WaterAid, Womankind Worldwide and ACORD. She is currently a Trustee of ActionAid.

The great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement, Helen carries on the legacy. This includes undertaking re-enactment work for current-day awareness-raising including at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, the 2015 film Suffragette, leading CARE International’s annual #March4Women event ahead of International Women’s Day in London and launching the Centenary Action Group. She has worked with the composer Lucy Pankhurst, on the lyrics of the Emmeline Anthem commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and in 2018 published the book: Deeds Not Words, the Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now.

Photo courtesy of Virginie Naudillon.

Beckenham Bookshop

The small independent bookshop on your high street - we love books!

A general bookshop with loads of new titles and a great children’s section where they ‘know books’ so whatever you need, whatever you like, they can find the right read for you.

With thousands of titles in stock over one million titles can be obtained within 24 hours, so if you can’t find something on the shelves they will gladly order in for you.

There is a large range of gorgeous cards to suit every taste, including watercolour scenes of Beckenham Town and also have some nice nifty gifty bits, mugs, gorgeous stationery, bookmarks galore and some toys and puzzles and other lovely things.

They stock Naxos classical music CDs and keep a range of childrens audio books and song CDs in stock. As part of the National Book Tokens scheme you can buy and exchange Book Tokens in store.

School and business orders are welcome and discounts can be offered for larger orders, There is a loyalty scheme open to all customers.

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42 High Street, Beckenham BR3 1AY

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