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Event: International Women’s Day – 100 years of women’s activism in Wales

St Fagans National Museum of History
10 March 2018, 11am-4pm
Cost Free
Suitability All

Greenham Common banner designed by Thalia Campbell, 1980s.

Join us for a special day celebrating 100 years of women’s activism in Wales.

Drop-in activities (11am-4pm)

  • Meet curators to see objects and archives from the Museum’s collection
  • Make your own miniature protest banner and badges
  • Add your name to a stitched banner commemorating the day 

Talks and discussions (book on arrival – limited places)


11am–11.20am (English)

11.30am–11.50am (Welsh)

Collecting women’s history at St Fagans

A talk by the Museum’s archivists – Lowri Jenkins and Meinwen Ruddock-Jones – exploring the pioneering collecting of women’s histories at St Fagans in the 1960s and 1970s.



From Zimbabwe to Wales – Eunice Chipachini  

Eunice Chipachini, originally from Zimbabwe, arrived in Wales in 2006. As a youth leader in the Movement for Democratic Change, she was forced to flee oppression and death threats in her home country. In this talk, Eunice will share her story and discuss her on-going campaigning in support of migrants in Wales.



In conversation – Gaynor Legall

Gaynor Legall from Butetown has been a tireless community campaigner since the early 1970s. A recent recipient of a life-time achievement award by the Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Achievement Association, she became Wales’s first black woman councillor in 1983. In this session, Gaynor will discuss her journey to activism.



Meet the craftivist – Thalia Campbell

Banner maker, artist and peace campaigner Thalia Campbell recently donated her collection of Greenham Common banners to the Museum. In this session, Thalia will retrace her steps to Greenham in August 1981, and describe how and why she stitched banners to counteract the vilification by the tabloid press.


For futher information please contact Elen Phillips (Principal Curator of Contemporary & Community History)

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