We want you!

The Pankhurst volunteers are an amazing, inspiring group of people, without whom we simply would not have achieved what we have over the past year. Yet to deliver upon our plans for the year ahead – we need more of you! We’re looking for volunteers across a number of different skill sets, in particular social media or to support our archiving project. Volunteering at The Pankhurst Centre can be an excellent way to enhance your personal or...

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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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Volunteer Takeover AGM 2016

Volunteer Takeover AGM 2016

Pankhurst volunteers know how to RISE to the challenge, let their VOICEs be heard, and we VOTE for them to do it again. Performances were the theme for the night; starting us off was the fantastic Sacred Heart Choir, featuring some of our own volunteers, followed by features from Jessica Lyon-Wall, Taylor Giacoma and Tuearge, our very own Pauline Omoboye orating her poetry, and the Student Action Band finishing the evening off. The Pankhurst...

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Emmeline’s Pantry Parlour Wins Volunteer Team of the Year

Emmeline’s Pantry Parlour Wins Volunteer Team of the Year

Our very own Emmeline’s Pantry Parlour were nominated and shortlisted for the Volunteer Team category in the Spirit of Manchester Awards 2016, awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. At the ceremony earlier this month it was announced that they won! A very well done to all the volunteers involved, we at The Pankhurst are very proud of all the hard work you...

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