Listening Booth Tour

Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth

Above: the Listening Booth is launched at Exeter Phoenix, February 2018. Photography by Theo Moye.

Dreadnought South West have commissioned the design and build of a very special mobile exhibition space. Known as the Listening Booth, it is deliberately designed to look like a voting booth to remind users of the centenary of the right to vote for some women. Excerpts from the oral histories collected for the Rebellious Sounds Archive have been loaded on to interactive voting cards. Listeners put on a pair of headphones and choose a voting card to place in the slot; this will play their chosen story of women’s activism.

Touring until June 2019

Upcoming locations:

1st – 28th February 2019

Barnstaple Library

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6th – 31st March 2019

Exeter Central Library

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7th – 24th May 2019

Frome Library

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June 2019

Celebration event in Cornwall – location to be confirmed

Previous Listening Booth locations:

14th February – 16th February

Exeter Phoenix

23rd February – 16th March

Listening Booth resident at No1 Royal Crescent, Bath

14th April – 26th April

Listening Booth resident at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, Bodmin

1st May – 9th May

Listening Booth resident at The Forum, University of Exeter, Exeter

12th May

Listening Booth resident at Exeter Pride, Exeter

14th May – 25th May

Liskeard Methodist Church

26th May – 3rd June

Listening Booth resident at House of Fraser, Plymouth for Plymouth History Festival

8th June – 22nd June

Chippenham Museum, Chippenham

30th June – 8th July

Listening Booth resident at M-Shed, Bristol

13th July – 27th July

Listening Booth resident at Hypatia Trust, Penzance

28th August – 2nd September

Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

17th September – 28th September

Shire Hall, Dorchester

5th October – 12th October

Dartington Hall (Visitor Information Centre), Devon

13th October – 14th October

WOW Festival Exeter – RAMM

22nd October – 3rd November

Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth

6th November – 19th November

Torquay Museum, Torquay

26th November – 10th December

Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth

On 28th November, a special Equaliteas event and pop-up display about Nancy Astor MP will be joining the Listening Booth at Devonport Guildhall. Find out more here.

11th December – 6th January 2019

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Friday 14th December 2018 marks the centenary of the first polling day women could vote in. Keep an eye out for special events in Exeter.

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