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Wendy Moore – Jack and Eve

  • Saturday 27 April, 3.30pm
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library

A groundbreaking account of two suffragettes who lived wild and brave lives together during the First World War and beyond.

Vera Holme, known as Jack, left a career as a cross-dressing actress to become chauffeur to Emmeline Pankhurst. Eve Haverfield was the daughter of a Scottish baron. The pair met in 1909, fell in love and became public faces of the suffragettes, enduring prison for the cause. During World War One they carved radical new paths, driving emergency vehicles, running military hospitals and bearing arms. Throughout, they refused to compromise on their sexuality, and stay 'forthright, flamboyant and proud'. 

Wendy Moore uses Jack and Eve's remarkable story to examine the suffragette movement, the work of women in war and lesbian identity in the twentieth century.

Chaired by Gerry Foley.

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Get 15% discount off your booking if you buy tickets for four or more different events (not including workshops). Must be in a single transaction and can't be applied retrospectively.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

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