wonder women 2018
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Wonder Women

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor

2018 is the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, in which some women first won the right to vote in Britain. To celebrate this key landmark in the story of British democracy and gender equality, Wonder Women 2018 will be the most exciting edition of Manchester’s city-wide radical feminist festival yet, with a packed programme of exhibitions, tours, debates, performances and one-off screenings happening throughout March, made possible thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Lottery players.

Manchester was the birthplace of the suffragette movement (founded by Emmeline Pankhurst in 1903 at her family home just off Oxford Road), and thus holds a central position in the history of feminism. But what does the city mean for women living here today? What role can its female citizens play in shaping its future? And how can our cultural institutions contribute towards the fight for women’s rights around the world? These are just some of the crucial questions that Wonder Women 2018 will seek to address, as it looks both back and forwards in time. Organised by the People’s History Museum and featuring many of Manchester’s leading museums and galleries, don’t miss this major cultural highlight.

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