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Scarabeus Aerial Theatre, Parliament Hill School + Sharna Jackson present

We Are The Granddaughters of The Witches You Could Not Burn

Until Thursday 28 June
Mezzanine Gallery

In a nutshell

An exhibition commemorating 100 years of women’s activism, co-curated by young women, highlighting heroines in local and global fights for equality.

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2018 marks 100 years of some women having the right to vote in the UK – but what happened, and what’s really changed?

This show highlights and celebrates women then and now, locally and globally who have been at the forefront of driving change.

The exhibition is presented by Scarabeus and Sharna Jackson, and co-curated by Parliament Hill School. The work featured is part of a larger piece that included a site-specific performance at Parliament Hill School. 

What to Expect

Historical and contemporary photography of activism from an internal perspective.

We will also present elements of the site-specific performance and include project photography from that show.

An evening of talks will be held on Weds June 6 featuring Scarabeus and local activists including Julie Begum.

Who's Involved

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre is a dynamic aerial theatre company, which has since 1988 pioneered the creation of site responsive and touring performances outside conventional spaces. They have an international reputation for creating beautiful, poetic and spectacular shows. Scarabeus creates exhilarating experience through challenging, intensely visceral responses to space, place and text.

Parliament Hill School is s a secondary school and sixth form for girls located in the Borough of Camden in London.

Sharna Jackson is a curator, writer and producer who facilitates socially-engaged projects, chiefly with children, young people and underrepresented groups. She has held roles at Tate, Design Museum, The Broad in LA and the Royal Collection Trust and consulted for National Maritime Museum, Museum of Childhood, V&A and Science Museum. She is a trustee at Sheffield Doc/Fest, New Writing North and Upswing. She is collaborating with photographer Jonathan Knightley on this show.

Find out more


Follow: @sharnajackson / @scarabeusaerial / @ParliHill

Things you should know

This event is suitable for all ages

Join us for the Launch on Wed 6 June. 

A NOTE TO OUR AUDIENCE: Please be aware the plastic dolls section of this exhibition may not be suitable for children. 

This event is wheelchair accessible.