• FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Women 100: Women and the Army

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps drilling, c1917
Join us to celebrate women's contributions to the Army over the past 100 years with a day of object handling, poetry and music.


10.30am - 1.15pm

Object-handling workshop

Get hands-on and discover more about women's experiences in the Army, particularly during the First World War. Our object-handling sessions will include uniforms, medals, and memorial plaques.

1.15pm - 1.55pm and 2.35pm - 3pm

Music ensemble

The Wind Quintet of the Irish Guards, an all-female military band, will be playing an assortment of modern and traditional tunes.

1.55pm - 2.35pm

Poetry performance

Listen to extracts of well-known poetry and participate in an open-mic session on women's experiences in the military and the First World War. This spoken-word session is led by our poets-in-residence, Lieutenant Colonel Jo Young and Isabel Palmer.

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