To mark 100 years since women were first given the right to vote, composer and sound artist Emily Peasgood is putting together a new work using voices from the community.

‘My team and I are looking for 100 children and adults of any gender to contribute words or phrases that celebrate girls, women and equality’, explains the composer.

‘We will record you saying them at a recording studio in Ramsgate and are keen to visit youth clubs, scout and guide groups, residential homes and schools to undertake recordings. We are also looking to interview elderly people who have memories of family members that were involved in the suffragette movement.’

Emily’s collaborative community projects have earned her two nominations at this year’s British Composer Awards. Exploring attitudes towards immigration and refugees, Crossing Over pieced together spoken words from members of the public with soundbites from Donald Trump and Katy Hopkins and a live choir. BIRDS and other Stories, commissioned for International Women’s Day by POW! Thanet, drew upon stories submitted by the public on how women are seen in today’s society.

To take part in VOICE100, email Emily Peasgood on or visit her website at