We need your help!

We need your help!

We’re looking for Ambassadors for our Some Women project, which is creating an archive of Manchester’s Vote100 events. Please contact Tessa Chynoweth (t.chynoweth@manchesterwomensaid.org) if you’re...

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The Pankhurst Centenary Launch Party

The Pankhurst Centenary Launch Party

The Pankhurst Trust is kicking off 2018 in style with a house party at Emmeline Pankhurst’s former home to launch the centenary year of the first women achieving the right to vote in the UK, with special guest Julie Hesmondhalgh, in collaboration with Girl Gang Manchester. 2018 is a significant year for the Pankhurst Centre as we look back over the past 100 years and celebrate all of the incredible women who have fought for women’s rights,...

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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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