On International Women’s Day, Dr Christopher Wiley, senior lecturer in music at the University of Surrey, will discuss the life and works of Ethel Smyth, one of Woking’s most famous former residents. Smyth entered the music profession at a time when women composers were under-represented internationally, becoming one of the foremost British composers of her generation. A strong female role model on those grounds alone, in 1910 she met Emmeline Pankhurst and pledged a period of service to the suffragette movement. In later years, she developed a secondary career as a writer of memoirs and polemical essays.
Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the evening talks. Wine and juice are available to purchase at evening talks.
Thursday 8 March 2018, 1.00pm
£6 Adults | £4 Friends
If booking a Friends ticket, you will need to enter the three digit Friends number found on your special green Friends Annual Pass. Please note that only one discounted ticket may be booked per Friend.
Image: Ethel Smyth, 1908, Lewis Orchard Collection Ref.9180, courtesy of Surrey History Centre
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