Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Manchester3 weeks ago
To quote Beyoncé: “Who run the world? Girls!”
Celebrate women’s achievements this International Women’s Day as we strive towards a world of gender equality. We’ve pulled together some of the best spots for learning and celebration across Manchester, designed to entertain, educate and salute strong women everywhere.
Here’s to you, ladies.
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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
Visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House can explore the author’s home where she wrote most of her novels such as North and South and Cranford.
Manchester City Centre
Emmeline Pankhurst Statue
The Emmeline Pankhurst Statue was unveiled in St Peter’s Square on Friday 14 December 2018; exactly 100 years since some women got the right to vote.
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Imperial War Museum North
This quayside location in Trafford Park was bombed heavily during WW2 so it’s especially appropriate that it was chosen as the home of the Imperial War Museum North.
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The Pankhurst Centre
The Pankhurst Centre is the former home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family. Open to the public on Thursday and Sundays, it’s now a museum dedicated to the story of the fight for women’s right to vote.
People’s History Museum
The People’s History Museum tells the story of the development of democracy in Britain. It’s the only museum in the UK that focuses on the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters, and citizens who believed in ideas worth fighting for, like equality, social justice and co-operation.
Working Class Movement Library
The Working Class Movement Library is a library with a difference. Situated in Jubilee House on The Crescent in Salford, it builds on the collections of founders Edmund and Ruth Frow and tells the tale of working class people’s struggles to be heard through books, journals, pamphlets, archives, photographs, plays, poetry, songs, banners, badges, posters, biographies, cartoons and reports.