100 First Women at RAMM
14 October 2020
We’re delighted to announce that 100 First Women Portraits, an exhibition of one hundred powerful images by renowned photographer Anita Corbin, will be at RAMM from Saturday 24 October.
The exhibition celebrates the achievements of British women over the past century, featuring a cross section of the pioneering women who have changed British society for ever.
Visually stunning, the exhibition features a fascinating mix of celebrities, famous personalities, dignitaries and unsung heroines from across the decades. In sport, in the arts, in politics and the professions, these women have all broken through the glass ceiling.
The South West boasts of fifteen of the 100 First Women ranging from Dame Hilary Mantel, the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice, to Exeter’s own Bellatrix, the first UK woman Beatbox Battle World Champion. Other notable South West names include: Edith Kent from Plymouth, the First Woman in the UK to gain equal pay (while working at Plymouth Docks); Flight Lt. Becky Frater, based in Yeovilton in Somerset, the First Woman to fly a Black Cat helicopter in the Royal Navy, and only woman to fly for all three armed forces; Charlotte Budd from Somerset, the First Woman to win the Grand National (in 1977); ocean swimmer Beth French, from Somerset, the First Woman to swim from Cornwall to the Scilly Isles – and many, many more.
Further information about Anita Corbin and the First Women can be found at 1stwomenuk.co.uk.
To hear recordings of interviews and audio descriptions of the works in the exhibition head to firstwomen.brightonmuseums.org/ (Produced by The Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, Brighton, in collaboration with First Women UK).
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, entry to RAMM is via free timed ticket.
Book your ticket at rammuseum.org.uk/entrytickets
RAMM would like to thank Hawksmoor Investment Management for their continued generosity and support.