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, starting with the militant suffragettes at 62 Nelson Street in Manchester. We have an exciting programme of activities and events to commemorate and we want to share our plans with you.
Here’s what you can expect from the evening...
- Julie Hesmondhalgh, social activist and founder of the Manchester based political theatre collective Take Back Theatre will unveil a brand new sculpture of Emmeline Pankhurst, created especially for us by sculptor Jane Robbins
- A showcase of empowering tees by Everything's Sweet Threads with the launch of a limited edition design marking the centenary year
- Hear about our plans for 2018 and how you can help to protect the future of 62 Nelson Street
- Purchase suffragette and feminist themed merchandise
- Enjoy the opportunity to meet, chat and learn, with like-minded people
- There will also be live music, fizz, themed nibbles from The Mindful Kitchen, and a special suffragette cocktail to add to the mix!
This is a 'pay-as-you-feel' event and as a charity we hope that you will make a donation to help cover our costs (suggested donation £10). There is limited capacity so please do reserve your ticket in advance.
We look forward to celebrating with you!