Kate Freeborough is an artist, a Centenary City Ambassador and a volunteer for the Pankhurst Centre. Here, she describes her role in the project, and why she wanted to get involved in the archiving of women’s histories in Manchester…
Stacey Copeland is Manchester’s only female professional boxer, and an advocate for women in sport. We’re so pleased that she’s donated her specially-commissioned shorts to our collection. Hear her talk about them here!
Daisy Horsley is Local Heritage Education Manager at Historic England. Here she tells us about Historic England’s Suffrage in Schools project, and how important it is that local history continues to be taught in our schools.
Susan Hollicks is a longstanding volunteer at the Pankhurst Centre, and was heavily involved in the 2018 Manchester Day Parade. Here, she tells about the making of the flags for the parade, which are now on display in the Centenary City exhibition, and what the day meant to her.
Rachel Beattie is one of the project Ambassadors, and co-founder of ethical luxury womenswear brand Careaux. Here, she talks about getting involved in the project, and the inspiration for the dress she donated to the archive.
Jane Bowyer is a Manchester-based graphic designer and illustrator, and produced the design work for the Centenary City exhibition at the Pankhurst Centre. Here, she lets us in on her design process, and what inspired the design for the exhibition. You can find out more about Jane at her website bowyerjane.co.uk
Liv Graham is a student at Manchester School of Art and a Centenary City Ambassador. She took part in the School of Art’s Unit X ‘Deeds not Words’ project, which worked with the Pankhurst Centre in early 2018 to curate an exhibition at the School in May. Here, she talks about that process, and their publication ‘Hammer Heights’, which appears in the Centenary City exhibition.
Milena Nixon is a student and a Centenary City Ambassador. Here, she discusses the inspiration behind her untitled piece which is on display as part of the exhibition.
The artist with her piece at the launch of the exhibition!
Emily Kane is an Ambassador for the Centenary City project, and a student at the Manchester School of Art. Here, she talks about the history of women in Ireland, feminism, about what inspired her piece ‘Ni Saoirse go Saorirse na mBan (There is no freedom until the freedom of women)’.