We’ve done it! Our charity première of Suffragette is a sell-out! THANK YOU to everyone who has bought tickets to support us.
On this night, people of Manchester and beyond will come together to celebrate and honour the women chronicled in the film: the Suffragettes who fought for, and won, the vote for women nearly a century ago.
We are thrilled that Dr Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, will be joining us at the screening and, together with Stella Duffy (writer, theatre maker and Women’s Equality Party Campaigner), Jess Lishak (University of Manchester) and Farrah Storr (editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine) will answer questions on the Pankhursts, the Suffragettes and the ‘legacy’ of women’s suffrage in relation to the wider women’s movement and contemporary struggles to tackle gender inequality and injustice. Good luck to Manchester High School for Girls’s Helen Jeyes, who is tasked with keeping them all in order!
This really will be a very special evening. Angel Square will be lit up in WSPU colours on the night – thanks to the Co-op – and keep an eye out for our suffragettes, who will be dressed by Venus Flowers.
If you’re a bit far from Manchester or just didn’t bag tickets in time, the film is on general release from Monday October 12th. There was certainly grand spectacle last night as Suffragette opened this year’s London Film Festival!
And everyone is welcome to come and see where it all began, in the parlour at 62 Nelson Street, where the very first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) took place. The grade II listed building that is now known as The Pankhurst Centre.
Whether you’re booked to see the film in its first week or still buzzing from the premiere, come and see us at our open weekend on 10th/11th October, where we’ll be opening our doors to all who’d like to come and sense the history of this iconic place. Bring your daughters, bring your sons, have a cup of tea! This is where it all began, almost 100 years ago…