Light a beacon for Emily Davison
Guest Blogger // 31 May 2013
This is a guest post by the artist and filmmaker Nigel Shephard from Gypsy Gold Films
Tuesday 4 June 2013 will mark one hundred years since Emily Wilding Davison ran out on to the track at Epsom Downs. To commemorate this moment in Women’s Suffrage History I am looking for 99 volunteers to participate in a nationwide light installation.
On 4 June 2013 at St Georges Church, Bloomsbury, where her funeral was held, I will throw the switch on the commemorative light sculpture ‘The Spirit of Liberty’, a title inspired by a famous essay by Emily Davison. This will be accompanied by a further 99 beacons lit, across the country and worldwide, on the same day, at a time of your choosing. What that beacon may be is totally down to each participant. It could be the switching on of a torch, the striking of a match or the lighting of a bonfire.
Each participant will be asked to film the event. These videos will later be edited in to a commemorative film.
If you wish to take part please contact Nigel at: