History Festival: Call For Content

EKCO works. c.1930s

We are excited to announce the Snapping the Stiletto: Essex Women’s History Festival. The FREE event will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019 at the University of Essex Business School, Wivenhoe.

The event, organised in partnership with the University of Essex, will bring together stories of inspirational women from around the county, as well as including a range of hands-on activities. Like the rest of the project, the festival is focussing on the hundred years since the Representation of the People Act 1918.

We would like to include as many people as possible in the event, so have launched our call for content. We are looking for:

  • 20 minute presentations about individuals or groups of Essex women
  • 8 minute “lightning” presentations
  • “Craftivism” art or craft activities
  • Introductory digital “maker” demonstrations
  • Films
  • Display stands/exhibits for relevant organisations
  • Other – if you have an exciting idea that’s not included above, we still want to hear from you

More information and an application form can be found here.

If you want to hear more about the festival, including when tickets become available, you can sign up to our mailing list.

2 thoughts on “History Festival: Call For Content

  1. I have just been sent a request for involvement, though I believe we are past the deadline anyway? My possible involvement is set before your time line as well – late 18th century and it’s fiction. One of my publications is set on the Essex estuary, meant for people from 9 to 99. The heroine is a girl of some ten years of age, who loves animals, battles smugglers and gargoyles with the surprising help of a mute Gypsy boy. Education was not thought desirable for girls then and reviews have called the story ‘…an Essex Classic’. A sequel is almost completed. If you’d like a copy I’d like to pass it on. ‘Festival of the Gargoyles’.
    Best regards, Robert Hallmann


    • Hi Robert. Thanks for getting in touch. I’m afraid that we’re looking at how women’s lives have changed since the Representation of the People Act 1918, so your work is well outside of our time frame. However, please do keep an eye on our blog and social media in case their are other ways you can get involved.


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