The Matchwomen’s Festival is always a good day out that looks at working class history in the East End, with a particular focus on the women that were fighting. It celebrates the match women’s strike of 1888. This years festival is on 2nd July, you can see the bill and grab a ticket here.
The match women’s strike has also made it’s way on to the stage as more recently the Ford Dagenham strike of 1968 has with Made In Dagenham and the Miner’s Strike has been on the silver screen with Pride.
This write up of a musical based on the strike is from Stage And Screen, September, 1966.