St George’s Hall, Liverpool is the venue for a fascinating exhibition of 100 portraits of women pioneers of our times.
The exhibition features photographs of 100 First Women – extraordinary people who have been the first woman to achieve a landmark in their field. They range from the first female speaker of the House of Commons to the first female professional beatboxer, taking in the Grand National, mine clearing, sheepdog training, science and technology, the Man Booker Prize and many, many others on the way.
First Women comprises a unique collection of 100 portraits capturing women in the UK who were “first” in their field of achievement. The portraits by photographer Anita Corbin provide inspiration and insight for a new generation of women seeking an understanding of their own roles in a rapidly changing world in which equality is still an issue.
The very space in which these images of modern women’s achievement are displayed is only twenty steps away from the original prison cells in which activist suffragettes were held for trial little more than 100 years ago.
Entry to the exhibition, which runs from 18 June – 27 August 2019 is free of charge.
Basement Gallery, St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool (Entrance via the Heritage Centre)
Monday-Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Last entry 4.30pm