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Preston actress and campaigner featured in Amnesty International list

Posted on - 12th March, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News
Rehearsal shot of Woman on Fire
Claire Moore playing Edith Rigby

A century on from when women won the right to vote in the UK an international charity has highlighted the work being done by ‘modern day suffragettes’.

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Women’s activist and founder of the Certain Curtain Theatre Claire Moore has been recognised for her work.

The most recent performance she has been involved in is the telling of the story of Preston’s suffragette.

Edith Rigby, who lived in Winckley Square, has her tale of heroism hold in Woman on Fire – and is played by Claire.

The show – part-funded by Blog Preston – was performed at the Edinburgh Festival and is now going on a national tour from the end of April.

Claire said: “I didn’t expect such an honour.

“I’ve worked under the radar for many years, too wrapped up in my own work, to consider such things.

“But it is a great honour to be voted onto teh map by people who know my work.”

Read more: Why it is only right we have a statue for Edith Rigby in Preston 

The Amnesty Map showcases those women in the UK who are showing the ‘suffragette spirit’ in modern Britain.

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