In the old prison cells at Leeds Town Hall, view a programme of archival and contemporary films. Focussing specifically on the representation of ‘hysteria’, the films, and evening discussion in the Victorian courtroom, (once used to try suffragettes in the famous 'cat and mouse' trials) will explore the role film played in satirising the suffragette movement and, conversely, in subverting the image of the female hysteric.
The cells are open from 3pm, and films show continually until the final screening at 6pm. Meet in the Courtroom at 6pm for the final screening and discussion.
Event organised by Gill Park (Pavilion, @pavilion_org) And Amy Charlesworth