Sculptor Hazel Reeves to deliver Penny Lecture

Hazel Reeves is not only a great sculptor, she is also committed to redressing the lack of women represented in public art, one statue at a time. Before becoming a sculptor Hazel spent many years promoting women’s rights internationally. Now her passion is for telling stories in bronze of struggles for social justice, as she will be doing with our Elizabeth!

Hazel is delivering the Morley College Penny Lecture on 25th March 2021, entitled Statues of Women – The Politics and the Practice. you can sign up here:

International Women’s Day 2021

27 February 2021

Elizabeth’s Group has released a new video for International Women’s Day 2021!

Chair Susan Munro talks about her hero Elizabeth and explains her importance in the development of women’s rights.

Without Elizabeth, women would not be able to own property in their own name, vote, hold office or keep the money we earn. Find out more about the ‘Scourge of Parliament’ in this video (suitable for school audiences):

Author Kate Mosse describes Elizabeth as “a great woman”

28 January 2021

Author Kate Mosse has launched a #WomanInHistory campaign on Twitter asking for nominations for the woman in history who inspires you.

Of course, we had to nominate Elizabeth Elmy for her outstanding work and Kate replied with “A great woman, really great to have her nominated.” Thanks Kate, we agree!

Graham Group builders donate towards our Elizabeth statue

27 January 2021

A big thank you to the builders of the link road in Congleton – Graham Group – for their generous donation of £2,000 towards our Elizabeth Elmy statue.

Now we have our sculptor Hazel Reeves on board, it’s full steam ahead to reach our fundraising total and this will certainly help!

If you know of any commercial organisations who would be willing to donate, we’d love to hear from them.

Sculptor announced – Hazel Reeves to sculpt our Elizabeth statue!

21 January 2021

We are so excited to announce that we have our sculptor!

The fantastic Hazel Reeves – who sculpted the bronze Emmeline Pankhurst statue sited in Manchester – has agreed to sculpt our Elizabeth statue.

Here is a video of Hazel talking about the process involved in creating the Emmeline Pankhurst statue:

Talking Elizabeth: “Jane Percy” (based on a true story)

11 November 2020

Our second “Talking Elizabeth” video has been uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Group trustee Heather Watson brings to life the story of Jane Percy, a performer in Aldershot who is tragically affected by the Contagious Diseases Act of 1864.

Elizabeth campaigned – along with Josephine Butler – to repeal this Act. Find out more in the video: