Listening Booth Tour

Above: experiencing the Listening Booth 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.

Spring/Summer 2018

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

Record your story! On the 15th and 22nd June there will be bookable oral history recording spots to record your story of activism. See more information and booking here:

30th June – 8th July

Listening Booth resident at M-Shed, Bristol

30th June – Votes for Women | M Shed. The Listening Booth is part of a day of activities, talks and walks celebrating the anniversary of first votes for some women at M Shed, Bristol. Find out more here:

13th July – 27th July

Listening Booth resident at Hypatia Trust, Penzance

August 2018

Listening Booth exhibited at Westminster Hall, Parliament, London

Autumn/Winter 2018

1st September – 14th September

Taunton Museum/Weston Museum – Somerset

17th September – 28th September

Shire Hall, Dorchester

8th October – 12th October

Dartington Hall, Devon

13th October – 14th October

WOW Festival Exeter – RAMM

22nd October – 3rd November

Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth

26th November – 9th December

Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth

The Listening Booth will be travelling around the South West (and beyond!) in 2018 and 2019. If you would be interested in hosting the Listening Booth for a week or more then please get in touch with Project Coordinator Carmen Talbot on

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