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Issue No. 2323

The Long March to Equality

This exhibition celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Women’s Library being at its purpose-built London home.

It explores the history of women’s struggle for equality going back five centuries. It runs from the first texts questioning a sexist society to the fight for equality today.

It shows the vast change in women’s lives that has been won through struggle. And it raises questions about how entrenched sexism still is in today’s society.

The Long March to Equality: Treasures of The Women’s Library opens on 17 October at the Women’s Library in east London. It could be the last exhibition there before university bosses force the women’s library to move.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell’s classic novel showed the exploitation of the working class and the brutal working conditions in the construction industry.

This south London theatre adaptation of the book will include audience discussions with Matt Wrack, general secretary of the FBU union, Dave Smith, convenor of the Blacklisting Support Group, Tony O’Brien of the Construction Safety Campaign, as well as filmmaker Ken Loach.

It runs from 21-24 October at the CLF Art Theatre in Peckham, London SE15 4ST. For more details go to

A Woman’s Place is in the Struggle

This exhibition by Glasgow-based photographer Duncan Brown shows women at the heart of the fightback against austerity, oppression, imperialism and war.

It runs from 5 November to 1 December at the Govanhill Baths, Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7RA. There is a preview at 6pm on 4 November.

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Tue 2 Oct 2012, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2323
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