Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Update

Posted by on November 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 through to the most established. They have each been invited to create a maquette of their designs for February 2017.

”I was keen to ensure that whoever is successful, they will make the link from the statue to 60-62 Nelson Street, the Pankhurst home and birthplace of the WSPU, as Emmeline’s story is more than just a statue in one location in Manchester.”

These mini statues will go on display early next year and the public will be invited to cast votes for their favourite.