Category Archives: Oral histories

‘It was an orgy laid at the feet of Sistershow’

Pat VT West never shied away from telling it like it was. In this oral history excerpt she describes the sensationally erotic impact Sistershow had on the women who saw it. Apologies for the poor sound quality. There is a … Continue reading

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Dominic Thrupp’s Animal Crackers

With the exhibition less than two weeks away, it is time to share a great memory from the first Sistershow at Bower Ashton from Dominic Thrupp. Dominic, who was eight at the time, pulled off a show-stopping, cross dressing performance … Continue reading

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Ellen Malos talks about the early meetings of the Bristol WLM & Pat and Jackie

In this excerpt from an interview conducted in November 2010, Ellen Malos illuminates what it was like to take part in the early meetings of the Bristol WLM. Listen below for Ellen’s description of Pat VT West and Jackie Thrupp’s … Continue reading

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Alison Rook and her memories of Sistershow

Alison Rook is one of the driving forces behind the Sistershow Revisited exhibition. She donated a large amount of archival material which has been invaluable for reconstructing what took place in feminist Bristol, just under forty years ago. In these … Continue reading

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Personal Histories of the Second Wave of Feminism

In 2000-2003, the Feminist Archive South conducted a large oral history project that collected the personal memories of women who were involved in the Women’s Liberation Movement in Bristol. It was a vital project that means we have the personal … Continue reading

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