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September 2018

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Press Red Conference – Turn the Silence Off

Press Red’s flagship conference will this year be held at Lighthouse Church in central Manchester. Following on from its resounding success in 2017, this year’s event will be an amazing day aimed at inspiring you to join us in our fight against the violence and abuse suffered by women and girls across the world. With leaders in their fields sharing their experiences, as well as the opportunity to connect with many organisations already working in this area, this conference is…

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September 30, 2018

Words to Our Daughters – Workshop

Women, girls and those who identify as female are invited to The Pankhurst Centre on Sunday 30 September for a cuppa, conversation and creative activities to celebrate and explore our experiences of living as women, to contribute to a new piece of theatre.  Words To Our Daughters is an inclusive, intergenerational project inviting women, girls and those who identify as female to celebrate and explore our female identities together to contribute to a new piece of theatre.   Artists from The Wednesday Collective and…

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September 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Suffragette City: A Celebration

THE SUFFRAGETTES OF MANCHESTER CHANGED THE WORLD AND LED THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO WIN THE VOTE FOR WOMEN. In the one hundred years since, there have been other battles to fight and a long line of kick-ass activists, thinkers and revolutionaries to fight them. From Emmeline Pankhurst through Barbara Castle to Malala Yousafzai and the #MeToo protesters, these women and their male allies stood up and spoke out. Hear their words in a specially commissioned day of historic speeches and…

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October 2018

October 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Votes for women . . . or votes for ladies?

An exhibition at the Working Class Movement Library to celebrate women achieving the first step toward equal voting rights with men after decades of struggle. The exhibition is part of our project Voting for change and will feature various items acquired as part of this project  For accompanying talk on art and suffrage by Elizabeth Crawford, click here. Exhibitions are open Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of most months 10am-4pm.

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October 7, 2018

Bike Ride – ‘Full of fire in a short fur coat’ – Ellen Wilkinson

Born in Manchester on 8th October 127 years ago Ellen embraced socialism at an early age. She graduated from the University of Manchester, worked for women's suffrage, she campaigned for equal pay for equal work and was the first woman appointed as Minister for Education. We will visit places Ellen lived, taught, studied, worked and campaigned. Please visit Manchester Bike Tours for more information and booking.

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October 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Still I Rise – Trail around Manchester Art Gallery

As Manchester marks the centenary of women’s suffrage, The Travelling Heritage Bureau, a powerful collective of international women artists based in the North West, are coming together to create a pop-up, interactive trail around Manchester Art Gallery. With film, sculpture, textiles, painting, music and poetry with cultural influences from Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond, the women will lead you on a joyful journey of resistance, creativity and hope with echoes of women’s struggles across the world to be represented,…

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October 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wiki-Edit-a-thon at Pankhurst Centre

Global Wiki Edit-a-Thon The Zebra Partnership have joined forces with a variety of organisations to host a communal wiki update on 8-9 October 2018 to improve the coverage of women and diversity on Wikipedia. The Pankhurst Centre have kindly agreed to be the Zebra Hub on 9th October. Wikipedia is the first to admit that they have some big gender and diversity gaps. In 2011 only 10% of wiki contributors were female and in 2018 only 17% of entries are…

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October 11, 2018

Suffrage Celebration Event

Suffrage Celebration Event at the People's History Museum. More information to follow.

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October 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch-time violin recital: The March of the Women

Enjoy a lunch-time recital of Ethel Smyth’s iconic 1910 anthem The March of the Women on October 11 from 1pm. Violinist Rachel Swanick and piano accompanist will perform the piece here at Emmeline Pankhurst’s former home, in commemoration of the first meeting of the suffragettes, which took place at the house on October 10, 1903. The rousing music became the suffragette anthem during the campaign to win votes for women after Smyth dedicated the piece to the Women’s Social and…

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October 19, 2018 - November 2, 2018

‘Spirited’ Exhibition at Portico Library

To mark 100 years of female suffrage,  the Spirit of 2012 are staging a centenary exhibition at the Portico Library in October 2018. Spirited tells the story of the young women who fought for the vote....In Manchester, the birthplace of the suffrage movement...incredible acts of courage, creativity and cunning... a positive, youth-focused celebration of gender equality. 19th October - 2nd November 2018 Monday/ Friday, 9.30-4.30pm Tuesday - Thursday, 9.20am-5.30pm Saturday 11am - 3pm

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