Festival of Sylvia Pankhurst

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 7, 2024

The Festival of Sylvia Pankhurst will be held on Saturday March 9th 2024 at Fairfield House, the home of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie and HIM Empress Menen Asfaw, celebrating International Women's Day.

Sylvia Pankhurst was a very important figure in the Suffragette movement, communist and workers' advocate, who became a ferocious and ceaseless voice for Ethiopia in the 1930s. She moved to Ethiopia in the 1950s to assist HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I with Ethiopian development and received an Ethiopian state burial upon her death in 1960, the only foreigner to be buried at Addis cathedral. The Emperor said they will always regard Sylvia Pankhurst as an honorary Ethiopian.

We are very lucky at Fairfield House to have been offered a special preview screening of a new mixed media documentary film by Joan Ashworth, about the interesting and inspirational life of Sylvia Pankhurst.

The screenings will be on the 9th of March at 2.30pm and 6.30pm along with a panel discussion with special guests, talks, poetry performances and food available.

All welcome. Suggested donation £10

Fairfield House
2 Kelston Road,
Bath BA1 3QJ