AN ARTISTIC dance performance marking the centenary of women winning the vote is heading to Hexham.

This evening, Abbott Dance Theatre will perform Deeds Not Words, an energetic piece of dance theatre highlighting the fight of women to gain the vote in the UK.

The centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act 1918, where some women over the age of 30 won the right to vote, was last year, and the dance company want to keep the event fresh in people’s minds.

Featuring choral music and dance from local community groups, the soundscape is from Breifne Holohan and the music is composed by Jessica Dannheisser, of BBC One’s Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley.

To warm up the audience, there will be a curtain raiser performance by students from Youth Dance Tynedale.

The performance is also set to feature extras from the local community. The company put a plea out to members of the public asking for 15 people over the age of 50 to join the cast in the roles of either suffragettes and suffragists, as well as their supporters and opponents.

Deeds Not Words starts at 7.30pm with tickets available from the Queen’s Hall.