make noise

Your voice is a tool. What will you use it to create? 

Created with BBC VR Hub, Make Noise uses original archive material from the Suffragettes to retell the dramatic story of how a few women started one of the most important movements in history.

Use the power of your voice to smash through the barriers faced by the Suffragettes in their fight to win the vote for women.

In a series of colourful and abstract worlds that represent the stages of their struggle from frustration to resistance to victory, you are invited to use your own voice and consider what it means to speak up in a world that does not value your voice.

Mesmerizing, profound and playful – Make Noise empowers participants to follow Emmeline Pankhurst’s famous lines: “You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else, in fact you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under”

Hear more about the women whose stories made the experience here.

Update August 2022: Make Noise is now part of Digital Spaces (a multi-strand digital culture programme) at the Coventry Libraries, read more about it hereFor further information on this project please visit the Coventry Libraries website or watch a video about Digital Spaces in Coventry.


Official Selection:

Interactive VR 75th Venice International Film Festival, 2018 

Open City Documentary Festival
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
Montreal, 2019

One World Human Rights Festival, 2019

Encounters Film Festival, 2019

Nominated for Future of Storytelling Bridging the Gap Award, 2018

Nominated for Amnesty International Innovation Award, 2019



"The light at the end of this year's virtual reality tunnel"
—Sight and Sound Magazine 

A unique VR experience helps motivate and inspire [...] casting various incantations against indifference and oppression.
—Alice Bonsario, VR scout

“You’re asked not just to look but to use your mind and your voice. I think that focus on the voice and your own engagement with it is incredible.”
—Helen Pankhurst, Emmeline’s great-granddaughter




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