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November 2018

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In Conversation; Vote vs Voice

Whilst Members of parliament have fought for change within political systems, activists throughout history have fought outside of democratic processes and some times outside of the law. On this special Radical Late opening at PHM, Baroness Janet Royall will be in conversation with Shami Chakrabati MP, Niku Archer from activist group Sisters Uncut, and suffragette historian June Purvis to debate the most effective methods of campaigning. This event with be BSL interpreted. Part of our year long programme exploring the…

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November 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Centenary City – Exhibition at Pankhurst Centre

As part of our programme of activity to mark 100 years since some women first gained the right to vote, the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester is holding an exhibition of the city's response #Vote100. The exhibition features a selection of objects from some of the city's key #Vote100 moments, including banners, artworks, leaflets, badges and other items. Many of these have been collected through a series of Centenary City  open Days that have taken place at the Pankhurst Centre, inviting…

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November 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Forward, sister women!

In this centenary year, voices of the past, present and future collide as young women share creative reflections on the women’s suffrage movement in relation to contemporary female activism.  Join the WCML for tea and cake at 6pm, with the performance starting at 6.30pm. WCML are delighted to be working with community arts organisation enJOY arts in developing this event.  More details to follow...

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December 2018

December 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

‘The women who said yes’ – Ali Ronan talk

What do we know about the seventeen women who stood for Parliament in the general election of December 1918?  Come and find out... This is part of the series of Invisible Histories talks, and runs alongside the WCML's suffrage centenary exhibition as part of their Voting for Change project.

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December 13, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Emmeline Pankhurst: Militant Suffragette Leader in Edwardian Britain – Professor June Purvis Lecture

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928): Militant Suffragette Leader in Edwardian Britain Date: Thursday 13th December 2018 Time: Drinks reception 5:15-6, Talk starts at 6pm Location: Geoffrey Manton (GM) Building, Lecture Theatre 3, Manchester Metropolitan University Tickets: FREE – Available on Eventbrite Free public lecture by PROFESSOR JUNE PURVIS, UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH Author of Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography In a recent poll undertaken by BBC History Magazine Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), a charismatic campaigner for the parliamentary vote for women in Edwardian Britain, was…

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December 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiling!

Programme for the day:  The unveiling of Hazel Reeves' 'Rise Up Women' statue of  Emmeline Pankhurst will take place in St Peter’s Square, Manchester on Friday 14th December 2018 at 1pm. Marchers will be rallying at two iconic locations 10.30 a.m. Gather at The Pankhurst Centre and The People’s History Museum 11.00 a.m. Marchers set off with others joining singing Suffragette anthem 'March of The Women', and 'Nana was a Suffragette'. 11.45 a.m. Marchers arrive in St Peter’s Square Meanwhile……. 11.15:…

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December 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Celebration Event – Central Library

Manchester Central Library, performance space Friday 14 December 13:00-16:00 This event in Central Library will showcase the amazing archives we have which illustrate the effort made to win the vote for women. Make a handcrafted rosette with your own suffragette message of hope and equality 100 years on! Let's celebrate together, December 14th 1918, which is 100 years since women over 30 were able to vote in this country. “BORN A REBEL" free film screening 2pm and 3pm Showing women’s…

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February 2019

February 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have Your Say: How far have we really come in 100 years?

There have always been ideas worth discussing.  Have your say or sit back and listen as current issues are explored, linking to the museum’s collection. Suitable for 11+ As the Represent! Voices 100 Years On exhibition comes to a close, People's History Museum invites you to a special Have Your Say.  After a year long celebration of representation and gender equality, has anything changed?  What has the Represent! exhibition meant to you?  This is your opportunity to speak up, or…

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March 2019

March 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Launch – Radical Locks banner

Join artist Lynn Setterington and help celebrate International Women's Day with the launch of a community focused banner. Radical Locks is a stitch-based initiative celebrating the women of Tameside. This diaphanous hand-sewn textile is a visual and tactile marker of identity, one that is both inclusive and unexpected. By entrapping wisps of hair within the cloth, the project pays homage to diversity of women in the borough today who are literally and metaphorically intertwined within the tactile outcome. The exquisite…

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March 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Woman on Fire – Theatre Performance

This one woman show presented by award-winning company Certain Curtain Theatre, Woman on Fire will take you back in time to experience one suffragette's fiery journey fighting for women's right to vote - A journey that will take you from Preston to Manchester - London to Glasgow and back. Discover the turbulent history of the suffrage movement through the eyes and life of Mrs Edith Rigby - mild-mannered doctor's wife, with a secret identity - that of arsonist, bomber and…

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