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Rebel Afternoon Tea for International Women’s Day

March 10 | 14:00 - 16:00


Tapping into the radical history of afternoon tea for International Women’s Day 2020

Join us for a celebration of the Rebel Women of Sunderland. Continuing on from the fantastic success of the original Rebel Women project- produced in partnership with Sunderland Heritage Action Zone and Open Heritage- which took place in Sunderland in 2019 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, the team behind Rebel Women Sunderland present an afternoon tea with a twist.

Tying in with International Women’s Day 2020 and the launch of four new Rebel Women portraits and stories, the day will feature some brilliant speakers from across the project, activities to find your inner rebel and a delicious (and rebellious) afternoon tea!

2pm – 2.15pm – Welcome and registration

2.15pm – 2.45pm – Introduction and activity from Laura Brewis

2.45pm – 3pm – Dr Sarah Hellawell – Lecturer in Modern British History at The University of Sunderland and Rebel Woman Marion Phillips expert

3pm – 3.30pm – Afternoon tea is served

3.30 – 3.45pm – Alyson Dixon – Record holding long-distance runner and brand new Rebel Woman

3.45pm – 4pm – Thank you and close

Illustrations by Kathryn Robertson. This work was commissioned by Sunderland Culture, in partnership with Open Heritage and Sunderland’s Heritage Action Zone. It is supported with funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Hope Street Xchange
Sunderland Culture


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