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The Pankhurst Projects site is a place for us to bring together all the fantastic projects completed by the Pankhurst Centre over the years. 

A project to collect and curate Manchester’s #Vote100 activity from the 2018 centenary of the Representation of the People Act.

This 2018 youth engagement project connected Manchester’s woman-led activism of past and present with local young people.

This volunteer-led project is still ongoing and focuses on getting more women into positions of power!

A 2017 literary project celebrating real life stories  built around experiences of living, working and growing in Manchester. 

Manchester Centenary City

2018 marked 100 years since (some) women were given the right to vote. As part of the centenary, an exciting series of events, exhibitions, performances, workshops, discussions and debates were  organised by people across Manchester. 

Centenary City created an archive of this activity for the feminists of the future! An exhibition, co-curated by volunteer Ambassadors, was on display at the Pankhurst Centre from November 2018 to March 2018.

Youth Engagement

Rise Voice Vote was a youth engagement project which connected young people from 12-19 year old with the history of suffrage and with contemporary campaigns in their local areas, as well as providing them with the resources and tools to mount their own campaigns and make their voices heard.

The programme included a visit to the Pankhurst Centre, an in-school workshop, the co-development of a  toolkit and on-line resources, and a campaign hack day. The toolkit and evaluation are now available. 

Coaching focuses on developing individuals’ skills and confidence, providing people with feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. Personal issues may be discussed, but the emphasis is on performance at work. 

Let’s get more women into positions of power!

The women of Manchester have always had compelling and thought-provoking stories to tell. The Women’s Words Manchester project bridged the worlds of those who fought to be heard over 100 years ago and the lives of women today who we want to use their voice to tell and share their stories.

“We are delighted that the Pankhurst Centre’s vision of how the milestone of 2018 is marked will be supported by the Government’s Centenary Cities programme. Women’s roles in history have been underrepresented, and 2018 is giving us the opportunity to help us address this.”

Gail Heath, Chief Executive for the Pankhurst Trust