A big thank you to Carmen Byrne, a brilliant graphic illustrator and storyteller who joined our hackday yesterday. We love this #RiseVoiceVote zine she made. Connect with her @carmen_byrne
We launched the exhibition last week! Project Ambassadors and contributors celebrated all their hard work with cupcakes and rebel songs accompanying violinist Rachel Swanick. Photos by Bernadette Delaney.
Sixty ten year olds in one afternoon – no problem!
The Pankhurst Centre was delighted to open its doors to year six pupils from Manley Park Primary school. Having just started the new academic year off with a project on the suffragettes and gender equality, they seized the opportunity to come see the home of Emmeline and her family for themselves and to share their thoughts on key issues of today.
In response to the question ‘What do we need to change over the next 100 years?’ they provided a very long and considered list of issues they care about to include tackling the gender pay gap, equality, planting more trees, women’s rights, supporting diversity and banning single use plastic.
We look forward to seeing how they implement some of these changes within their own schools and communities in their passionate quest to make a difference…
“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
“It’s fantastic that the Pankhurst Centre and Our Emmeline statue have received government support. For the Pankhurst Centre this means that the house where the suffragette movement started will feature as a central part of the plans to mark the Representation of the People Act (1918)”
Dr Helen Pankhurst – Great-Granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Patron of the Pankhurst Trust and the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Campaign.