Blackpool News / Culture / Events / What's On Marking the Martyrs . . . 2 May 2018 by Visit Blackpool Coinciding with major celebrations and events nationwide, on the 4th June 2018, Blott Studio will be hosting an exhibition entitled Marking the Martyrs, marking the death of Emily Wilding Davison, the first martyr to the Suffrage cause. Curated by Corrine Streetly, the exhibition will focus on the sacrifices our foremothers made and the ongoing struggle that women still face, and will feature work produced by three regional artists, Zoe Cox, Tina Warren and Corrine Streetly, and three national and international artists: - Hazel Reeves, MRBS SWA FRSA, winner of the Emmeline Pankhurst sculpture commission 2017, who will be exhibiting one of her acclaimed maquettes of Emmeline, titled ‘Rise up Women.’ - Sarah Maple, winner of Saatchi Gallery’s '4 New Sensations' award for emerging artist in 2007, and a ‘Sky Academy’ arts scholarship in 2015. - Jo Harrison, who designs and illustrates for various feminist organisations and charities, including the recently published book 'Girl Up', by founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates On June 2nd, the preview event will open with an unprecedented rooftop choral performance and town centre suffrage parade. In order, to help bring ‘history to life’, community workshops will be taking place to create a banner & sashes for the event and the organisers are calling on local choirs and community groups to get involved. Help is also needed to fund the event, and if you are in a position to be able to support the Marking the Martyrs ‘Kickstarter’ campaign, the organisers would be incredibly grateful and are offering various limited edition prints as awards for your kind pledges. To pledge, please click here. You will also be extended an invitation to join the contributing artists, in a celebratory drink or two at the opening event on 2nd June. The exhibition is open from Monday, 4th June – 30th 2018, and is open daily from 10:00 - 17:00 (Monday - Saturday).