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August 2018

August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Revolting Women – Mikron Theatre Company

This free show has been supported by Co-operative Heritage Trust. No tickets are required. Food and drink available to purchase at the Pilcrow Craft Ale Pub in Saddlers Yard. Bar available Bring chairs and blankets. Outdoor show with indoor back up. See the trailer here

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August 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Centenary City Open Day – Pankhurst Centre

This year is 100 years since (some) women were given the right to vote! Although only some women could vote after 1918, the year marked a huge step forward in the campaign for women's rights to political participation, and a whole host of events, exhibitions, tours, talks, and discussions have been scheduled to celebrate the centenary. The Pankhurst Centre are creating an archive of Manchester's activity for the feminists of the future, and we want to hear from you! Come…

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September 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Emmeline Pankhurst’s Manchester – New Walks Manchester

New ManchesterWalks and New London Compendium walks are led by Ed Glinert, author of Penguin Books' The London Compendium, West End Chronicles, Literary London and The Manchester Compendium, and Sue Grimditch, London Blue Badge guide. Ed Glinert hails from London and lives in Manchester. Sue Grimditch hails from Manchester and lives in London. Ed has led walks in London since 2003 and Sue obtained the coveted London Blue Badge guide qualification in 2008. Time magazine named the Moss Side-born Suffragette leader as one of the…

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September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Formidable Women of Manchester – New Manchester Walks

New Manchester Walks is run by Ed Glinert, official Manchester guide, and author of Penguin Books' The London Compendium, West End Chronicles, Literary London and The Manchester Compendium, and Sue Grimditch, London Blue Badge guide.  Ed has led walks in London since 2003 and Sue obtained the coveted London Blue Badge guide qualification in 2008. * Elizabeth Gaskell, who wrote Mary Barton, one of the classic “condition of England” novels in 1848 under a male pseudonym. Interesting. * Hannah Mitchell,…

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September 13, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Heritage Open Days – Pankhurst Centre

Four special days of events and activities, including themed mother and daughter art workshops with artist Helena Tomlin, and crafting and stitching with Lazy Seamstress.

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September 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

How to use your voice to have presence and impact with Patsy Rodenburg OBE – Workshop

Women in the Law have organised a workshop with Patsy Rodenburg, OBE. Who should attend? Anyone who uses their voice and wants to know how to use their voice to have impact. Practical tips Fun Men and women welcome Non Lawyers welcome This workshop is numberdependent min of 24 people required.

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September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Suffrage in the City – Live Theatre

Suffrage in the City is an event being hosted by the Co-operative Heritage Trust in partnership with the Co-operative College, Manchester for Heritage Open Weekends 2018. We are celebrating the hundredth year of Women being made eligible to vote under the Representation of the People Act of 1918. The Co-operative movement has always supported the development of rights and opportunities in the UK and around the world. To celebrate the centenary, and to raise awareness of our presence in the…

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September 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bike Ride – Portrait of a Pacifist: Margaret Ashton

A 10 mile cycle tour that tells the story of suffragist Margaret Ashton, Manchester's first woman Councillor ousted from the City Council Education Committee in 1917 because of her pacifism.  Hear how a portrait to commemorate her seventieth birthday and give recognition to her civic work was refused by the City Art Gallery. This cycle tour visits places where Margaret lived and worked.  We will be riding on city roads, only some with cycle paths​. Please visit Manchester Bike Tours…

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September 25, 2018

The Inspire Summit – Women in the Built Environment Conference

The one day conference and exhibition returns to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on the 25th September. The focus for the 2018 summit is how we attract and retain women in the construction and related industries, with tangible takeaways for industry participants who want to increase their gender diversity. TRACK 1: With the 'Inspire Industry Change' conference track, delegates can expect a comprehensive business case for why the industry needs to change and expert presentations on what needs to be done and how we can achieve gender…

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September 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

MMU Suffrage Symposium: a convivial discussion in words and music

As part of our 2018 programme to celebrate the centenary of the partial enfranchisement of women, the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre is happy to host this exciting event. Scholars, activists, students and friends of the Centre will come together to share knowledge on the struggle for women’s suffrage. The day will feature presentations from women working on the suffrage movement with the opportunity for plenty of audience participation and debate. Acclaimed Manchester singer-songwriter, Claire Mooney, will also perform her…

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