Emmeline Pankhurst

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Beverley Knight: ‘Prince encouraged me to be bold’
The singer and musical star on her role as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in a hip-hop stage show, her contempt for the home secretary and her ambition to play Aretha Franklin

Kate Kellaway

19, Feb, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Sylvia review – storming show sets suffragettes to soul, funk and hip-hop
Historical characters bust contemporary dance moves while the troubled relationship between Sylvia Pankhurst and her mother Emmeline is laid bare

Arifa Akbar

15, Feb, 2023 @11:45 AM

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No Surrender by Scarlett and Sophie Rickard review – the long fight for women’s rights revisited
A brilliant graphic update of Constance Maud’s 1911 call to arms puts the hobnail boots into the women’s march for suffrage

Rachel Cooke

08, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Beverley Knight: Suffragettes’ struggle still relevant today
The soul singer plays Emmeline Pankhurst in Sylvia, a hip-hop musical returning to the Old Vic

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

06, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Statue of suffragist Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy deserves a mention | Letters
Letter: Hazel Reeves’ bronze was revealed on International Women’s Day in Congleton, says Susan Munro, but where was the coverage?


14, Mar, 2022 @5:53 PM

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From Magna Carta to Malcolm X: sites that shaped British civil rights
Pay tribute to brave campaigners, the first trade unionists, gay rights protesters and suffragettes at these landmark places around the UK

Joe Bindloss

29, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Peterloo’s impact on the Pankhursts | Letter
Letter: June Purvis elaborates on how the Manchester massacre had a profound influence on the activists


16, Aug, 2019 @3:23 PM

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The messy history of first-wave feminism | Letter
Letter: Sylvia is an icon of the left and rightly admired. But to cast Christabel and Emmeline aside is problematic, writes June Purvis


31, Dec, 2018 @5:16 PM

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Sylvia Pankhurst’s popularity shows the shifting nature of politics | Martin Kettle
History is as much about the present as the past, writes Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

26, Dec, 2018 @2:59 PM

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Inspiring suffragist forgotten by history | Letters
Letters: Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy was described by Emmeline Pankhurst as the ‘brains behind the suffragette movement’, writes Susan Munro. Plus Sylvia Edwards on the new statue of Emmeline Pankhurst


18, Dec, 2018 @5:14 PM

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These placenames are simply beyond our Kent | Brief letters
Brief letters: Pankhurst statue | County confusion | M4 tolls | Gravy surcharge | Osborne’s new job

Brief letters

16, Dec, 2018 @5:23 PM

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The new Pankhurst statue makes me proud of the unsung Manchester I grew up in | Anita Sethi
Shining a light on feminist history has shown me that M16 is not only about football, says the writer Anita Sethi

Anita Sethi

16, Dec, 2018 @4:05 PM

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