Share your vision of our future

Share your vision of our future

What do you think the focus for the next 30 years of the Pankhurst Centre should be? As you will be aware, we are working on ambitious plans for renovating and transforming 60/62 Nelson Street. To secure the funding that we will need for this project we all have to be able to communicate a clear, strong idea of what we want to achieve and why it is important. Below is a draft “Vision for the Pankhurst Centre”, please have a read and then...

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The Future of the Pankhurst Centre

This time last year we were putting the final touches to our bid for a £2.6million grant for the transformation of the Pankhurst Centre to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Our proposal is to create an enhanced museum attraction, along with multi-functional exhibition, activity, and working spaces, to be used to ensure the legacy of the Suffragette Movement continues to influence and inform the continuing struggle for gender equality. Sadly, our...

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Fawcett Society’s Spirit of Women Changemakers Conference in Manchester

Fawcett Society’s Spirit of Women Changemakers Conference in Manchester

19th November 2016, 10:00-17:00, at The Studio, Manchester This is a ground-breaking conference, part of a wider Spirit of Women initiative to mark and celebrate some women gaining the right to vote in 1918. The day will consist of a mixture of presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, networking, and art. The Pankhurst will be represented both through CEO Gail Heath’s place on the panel, and through the workshop ‘Make Change...

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Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Update

As we reported earlier this year Emmeline Pankhurst is to be the first female subject for a new statue in Manchester for over 100 years. On 30th September Louise Sutherland, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Pankhurst Trust and Helen Pankhurst joined a shortlisting panel organised by Cllr Andrew Simcock. It was a busy day with 16 sculptors to see. As Louise says, “In the end, we drew up a shortlist of six artists, from early career...

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Convoy to Calais

Convoy to Calais

The Pankhurst Trust, Independent Choices, Emmeline’s Panty Parlour, and Manchester Rape Crisis joined together to add our voices to the many who are standing up against the unpleasant and racist rhetoric apparent in the press about Refugees, and to show solidarity to those women and girls who suffer violence before they start their journey, whilst on their journey, and sadly even once they reach the shores of Europe. In just a few short weeks...

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