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 since Queen Victoria in 1901. Collaborating with the WoManchester Statue Project, The Pankhurst will be exhibiting Hazel Reeves’ winning maquette of Emmeline Pankhurst ‘Rise Up Women’, alongside the entries of Nick Robertson, Steve and Roxy Winterbourn and Martin Jennings.
Inspirational Women Workshops
In honour of the many remarkable women who were nominated for the competition, we will be encouraging visitors to take part in our ‘Inspirational Women’ workshops, giving you the chance to contribute to our Wall of Inspirational Women. Those who cannot attend can also share their Inspirational Women online so that our Wall of Inspiration will reach beyond the Pankhurst Centre itself and be shared nationwide – please check out our social media pages to take part (see below).
There will also be a wonderful re-enactment of one of Emily Wilding Davison’s speeches to be performed by the talented Kate Willoughby on Saturday 9th in the very room where the first Women’s Social and Political Union meeting took place in 1903. Kate comes to us from the #EmilyMatters project which the Pankhurst has support since 2014. She will be chatting to visitors about phenomenal women and girls who are making a difference today and to promote her up and coming play ‘To Freedom’s Cause’, which highlights Emily Wilding Davison’s story and the key role Manchester played in the Suffragette movement.
Clay Sculpture Workshops for Children
Children visiting will be able to create their own inspirational woman statue in our clay sculpture workshops held on Saturday and Sunday 1pm-2pm.
Heritage Open Day is a great opportunity for those visiting to learn more about the Pankhurst family, the story of the suffragette movement and the significant role 60-62 Nelson Street played, and continues to play, in the struggle for women’s equality.
We look forward to seeing you!
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