Elsie Plant Hatting Hero

Elsie Plant Hatting Hero is an animation created for the Hatworks Museum - the UK's only Hat Museum based in Stockport, the animation explores the history of socialist, suffragette & birth control activist Elsie Plant from Stockport.

The animation will be showcased on the factory floor of the museum next to the display of Elsie’s office filled with her notes, books, hat boxes & more. The animation has been created from a combination of illustrations inspired by the Hat Museum archives + collaged elements too. Collaging and drawing on top of the archival images helped bring Elsie’s story to life & the intertwined rich history of hatting, birth control & women’s rights.

  • Maisy Summer
    Animator
  • Michelle Hewitt
    Researchers
  • Jessye Persse
    Researchers
  • Nicole Peters
    Researchers
  • Bronwen Simpson
    Researchers
  • Maisy Summer
    Director
  • Bronwen Simpson
    Director
  • Janny Baxter
    Narrator
  • GMCA
    Supporter
  • Stockport Town of Culture
    Supporter
  • Stockport Council
    Supporter
    Stockport Heritage Library
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Maisy Summer, Bronwen Simpson