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Manchester Celebrates 100 Years of Radical Women

Manchester Celebrates 100 Years of Radical Women

Wonder Women is a city-wide, collaborative project led by the People’s History Museum that to date has involved hundreds of Manchester based arts organisations, artists, women’s groups and networks.

Manchester’s radical feminist past is the creative essence behind Wonder Women 2018, as the most exciting edition of the festival yet takes over the city during March for exhibitions, tours, debates, performances and one-off screenings. 

Led by the People’s History Museum (PHM), the festival explores Manchester’s legacy as the birthplace of the suffragette movement from a contemporary perspective.

Helen Antrobus, 2018 Programme & Events Officer at the People’s History Museum, says, “Wonder Women 2018 is a festival that will create a space and environment in which to reflect upon and be inspired by the achievements, endeavours, strength, spirit and creativity of the women who fought for the vote and those for whom the quest for equality continues. The Representation of the People Act in 1918 was a catalyst moment in the fight for equality, but this is an ongoing story with much still to be resolved. We need to use the centenary as a way of turning up the volume on these issues.”

Events are planned at Contact Young Theatre, Pankhurst Trust, The Whitworth, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Quarry Bank Mill, National Football Museum, Working Class Movement Library, Castlefield Gallery and Manchester Museum.

A full programme of events is listed via the link below.

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Published: 22-Feb-2018

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