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This page provides extra info for those attending our Women Making History event on 20 May. If you don't have tickets, you can still purchase them here.

Timetable for the day

Day festival

10:00: Doors Open
10:00: Drop in banner workshop with ‘Processions’
10.30: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon morning session with keynote speaker Jaz O’Hara
11:00: Rave dance class
11:40: Panel: Suffragettes past and present, featuring Chiara Capraro, Sarah Jackson, Julie Begum, Esther Freeman and Isabel Cueva
12:00: Yoga
13:00: Panel: Women Online featuring Emma Gannon, Rowan Ellis, Leomie Anderson and Seyi Akiwowo
14:15: Words Change The World with Olivia Colman, Juliet Stevenson, Lolita Chakrabarti and Indira Varma
15:00: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon afternoon session with keynote speaker Anna Whitehouse
15:15: Panel: Self-care, mental health and happiness in activism, featuring Grace Victory, Jodie Cariss, Charlie Craggs, Freddie Harrel and Vicky Spratt
16:30: Panel: Breaking New Ground, featuring Alex Holder, BBZ, Michelle Kennedy, Vick Hope and Amali De Alwis

Evening Festival

There is an £8 fee for this part of the festival. If you haven’t already and wish to purchase a ticket you can do so here.

19:30: Comedy featuring Tiff Stevenson, Deborah Frances-White and a special guest
21:00: Music featuring Bethany Rose and special guests

Information on classes and workshops

We are delighted with the incredible response we’ve had with people registering to attend the festival. There is limited availability for panels, classes and workshops and sadly can’t guarantee places for everyone, even if you’ve signed up.


Why a Wiki edit-a-thon?

By participating you are supporting a global Amnesty International project and initiative in collaboration with Wikipedia where Wikipedia enthusiasts from around the world will be joining forces on 19 and 20 May 2018 to take part in a global edit-a-thon. We hope to shine a light on the extraordinary unsung women human rights defenders who are devoting their lives to fighting injustice and standing up for human rights here in the UK, and everywhere. 

Women human rights defenders are women, in all of their diversity, working on any human rights issue, and defenders of all genders working on rights related to gender and sexuality. This edit-a-thon aims to raise the profile of the amazing work done by women who are under-represented on Wikipedia’s pages, and to raise the visibility of work that often goes unnoticed or isn’t visible. We are also hoping to address the fact that only 17% of content on Wikipedia is relating to women. 

By participating you will help raise awareness of their work and help to bring them in front of a worldwide, mainstream audience where they belong.  

As part of the day you will create Wikipedia records for inspiring women standing up for human rights in the UK and everywhere – women such as Azza Soliman a women rights defender in Egypt working to ensure protection of victims of domestic violence and who is harassed and facing charges as a result. And also women closer to home such as Mridul Wadha, who is standing up for trans rights in Scotland. 

Before the event

Create a Wikipedia account

Before the event please set up your Wikipedia account and log in – it only takes two minutes and will save time on the day. Here are some easy steps and instructions

If you are concerned about your privacy, you may want to use a made-up name so you are not easily identifiable. It may be a good idea to link your Wikipedia account with an email address to receive updates on entries you have edited so you can get alerts and better monitor changes made by other editors.

Bring a laptop 

We will have a limited number of laptops available on the day. As the event has proven very popular, please do bring your on laptop if you can.


If you signed for Frame and yoga classes, please bring your trainers for the rave class and wear comfortable clothes you can move in for yoga. There are no shower facilities on site.
Please note timings may be subject to change.