Monday, 24 February 2014

Reclaim the Night Manchester 2014

On February 27th, we Reclaim the Night.

The march starts at Owens’ Park, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield at 7pm. A neon parade will head down Wilmslow Road towards Manchester Students’ Union. The march will be led by a women’s-only block, open to all self defining women and followed by a mixed march open to all genders.

This year’s theme will be ‘sound’ – we’ll be raising our voices and uniting our energies to stand up to street harassment and sexual violence.

The evening continues with the Reclaim the Night After Party, a festival of the finest women talent, with live comedy and music, arts & crafts, fun activities, community stalls & awesome DJs at Manchester Students’ Union from 9pm.

This year is going to be bigger, brighter and louder than ever. Bring your glow sticks, bring your friends and bring your voices.

The hashtags for Reclaim the Night Manchester 2014 are #ReclaimtheNightMCR #RTNMCR

More info on the Facebook Event page

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

PechaKucha Manchester, Sat 15 Mar

As part of People’s History Museum’s International Women’s Day celebrations on Saturday 15th March PechaKucha Manchester are hosting a special women themed event.

Started in Japan in 2003 PechaKucha is now a global phenomenon. Currently running in over 700 cities worldwide PechaKucha Nights are a great way to hear informal, interesting and often amusing presentations about all manner of subjects.

PechaKucha Nights are FREE to attend, and often reach capacity, so don’t delay in registering to secure your seat.

Up for the challenge? If you would like to contribute, from a presentation about how your mum is an everyday inspiration or to a presentation on Pussy Riot, we welcome different approaches to celebrating women.  Just adhere to the 20x20 rule: You have to use 20 slides and each has to be up for 20 seconds. Please contact the PechaKucha Manchester team (Alex, John and Kelly) via: 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Suffragette Legacy Conference now taking bookings

Bookings for the forthcoming Suffragette Legacy Conference are now open. Priced at £25 or £15 Concessions/students.

More information, including a provisional programme, is now available via the People's History Museum website on this link.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Manchester Histories Festival events

A couple of events you might be interested is as part of Manchester Histories Festival.  These are now open for booking.  Both these events take place at the People's History Museum based in Spinningfields.

Sat 29 March
Join Natalie Bradbury, writer, researcher and Information Co-ordinator at the Co-operative College, for this fascinating talk. 

Between 1919 and 1967 the women of the co-operative movement had their own magazine, Woman’s Outlook.  Providing an enticing mix of the personal and the political, Woman’s Outlook was surprisingly similar to women’s magazines today, and its concerns such as women’s representation in parliament, equal pay and healthy eating remain ever-relevant. 

Part of Manchester Histories Festival
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking advised via Eventbrite –
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Sat 29 March
Vanishing for the Vote – author talk and book signing
The Liberal government demanded every household comply with its census requirements.  So suffragette organisations urged women, all still voteless, to boycott.  Many did. 

Join author and research fellow Dr Jill Liddington for the fascinating insight into the events of Census Night 1911.  Jill is co-author of One Hand Tied behind Us which quickly became a suffrage classic.  Her most recent book, Rebel Girls:Their Fight For The Vote was shortlisted for the Portico Book Prize.

Part of Manchester Histories Festival.
Suitable for adults and young people.  
Booking required via Eventbrite –
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.
3.00pm – 3.45pm