Audrey Green Oakes
Walking In My Sisters' Footsteps
Sat 6 Sep - Sun 7 Sep
The Walk is a durational, participative project inspired by East Kent Suffragists who walked Kent's Pilgrim's Way, campaigning for the right
to vote. The project combines walking, talking
and connecting with an ancient landscape while carrying the weight of history and looking to an uncertain future. Where have we been, where
are we now and where are we going? Folkestone Fringe invites women and girls to join us to
walk on Saturday September 6th and Sunday September 7th.
Sat 6 Sep | Dover to Folkestone
10.00 SEND OFF performance by Dover Arts Development at Shakespeare Beach, Dover CT17 9EQ. Walking: easy
10.30 SET OFF to Folkestone. Walking: hard
14.00 STOP OFF at Artist Helen Lindon's studio 23 Wear Bay Road, Folkestone CT19 6BN Refreshments, talk and chance to join the walk.
15.00 WALK OFF from Wear Bay Road to Folkestone Harbour. Walking: easy
16.00 FINISH OFF beside True Briton, Harbour St CT20 1QN with spoken word performance by poets, Fabulous Females, at 16.30. Men are welcome to join us here.
Sun 7 Sep | Summerhouse Hill to Postling
10.00 Meet at Summerhouse Hill (A20 junc with Canterbury Rd) near CT18 8AT
10.30 to 12.30 Walk to the village of Postling. Walking: medium
About Walking in My Sisters' Footsteps
What do women talk about when they walk in their sisters' footsteps?
"Women on the road, coming out of every town and village"
In 1913 the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies marched to London to highlight the work of "peaceful, law-abiding Suffragists". A year later WW1 was declared, the societies suspended and it wasn't until 1928 all women gained the vote. The marchers intention wasn't for everyone to walk the whole route, some did, other joined for short periods, and in this fashion artists associated with Folkestone Fringe have already walked parts of the route between Stowting and Wye, and Dover and Capel-le-Ferne.
For more about the project or joining The Walk contact [email protected].