Heritage Open Day 2017

Heritage Open Day 2017

Who inspires you? Come and share your stories of inspirational women this Heritage Open Day, 7 – 10 September, 10am-4pm. 2017 has already seen some wonderful events take place that have put women of great achievement into the limelight. This year the public had the opportunity to celebrate the significant role women have played in Manchester, by voting for their chosen candidate to be commemorated as the first female monument in Manchester...

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Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

In 2018 we will be celebrating 100 years of the first women’s right to vote in the UK. We are commemorating this with a series of creative activities and events (watch this space!) that will celebrate the achievement of the incredible women who won the vote, culminating in a submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund for c £2.6 million to protect and restore the heritage, history and architecture of 60-62 Nelson Street. As part of the...

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Curator programme manager

Curator programme manager

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is seeking a Curator Programme Manager to join our expanding heritage team. About us: There is nowhere else like The Pankhurst – Our building, and its unique place in women’s history and the history of radical Manchester, distinguishes us from other institutions and defines the way we work. We want everyone to understand more about us – what we offer and why – and are...

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Now open Sundays

Now open Sundays

We are now open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 1-4pm   Our first Sunday opening on the 12th March coincided with @Manchester IWD Festival and saw the return of a young women claiming not only to be the third and forgotten daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst but the ‘best one’ to boot. I think her name was Adela … although she looked remarkably like live performance artist (and Pankhurst heritage volunteer) Charlotte...

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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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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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