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The unveiling of the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst, ‘Rise Up Women’ by Hazel Reeves will take place in St Peter’s Square, Manchester on 

Friday 14th December 2018 at 1pm

 

Marchers rallying at two iconic locations

10.30 a.m. Marchers gather at The Pankhurst Centre and The People’s History Museum

11.00 a.m. The marchers set off with others joining on the route singing songs such as March of The Women, and Nana was a suffragette

11.45 a.m. Both groups arrive in St Peter’s Square

 

Meanwhile…….

In St Peter’s Square: 11.15 a.m. Our MC opens proceedings

Film: Emmeline Pankhurst:The Making of a Militant,

 

The ceremony begins at midday

12.00 p.m. Manchester Community Choir

 

The Pankhurst Anthem by the Gurt Lush amateur choir

 

The speeches begin

12.15 p.m. Brief Thankyou Powerpoint presentation introduced by MC who then introduces a number of speakers.

12.45 p.m. The Lord Mayor

 

Flash Mob sings The Pankhurst Anthem 12.50 p.m. The crowd sing The Pankhurst Anthem

 

Unveiling 13.00 p.m. The statue is unveiled

Performance by Royal Northern College of Music Brass

Other related events on 14th December:

There will be an exhibition at Central Library featuring Suffrage related items from their archives

Unveiling of the Annie Kenney Statue in Oldham - why not jump on the tram to Oldham and see the unveiling of theor statue honouring local Suffragette campaigner Annie Kenney

 

 

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