Wonder Women

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor
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Contact Young Company: She Bangs The Drums at the Museum of Science and Industry © Benji Reid

Wonder Women 2018 at People’s History Museum (PHM), City Centre 1 — 31 March 2018 Entrance is free

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.

Wonder Women 2018 at People’s History Museum (PHM), City Centre 1 — 31 March 2018 Entrance is free

Where to go near Wonder Women

Open Kitchen Cafe and Bar
Manchester
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Open Kitchen Cafe and Bar

Enjoy a sustainable, ethical, and delicious food experience at Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar, the in-house restaurant and bar at People’s History Museum.

Manchester
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Scene Manchester

A stunning restaurant full of wood panelling and designer lamps, specialising in Indo-Chinese street food-inspired dishes.

Manchester
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Albatross & Arnold

Albatross and Arnold is a smart and modern bar-restaurant in the Left Bank area of Spinningfields, with an impressive selection of high-quality cocktails.

Manchester
Restaurant
Menagerie

Based in Salford, Menagerie is a bar and restaurant with a focus on luxury and theatrical thrills.

Spinningfields
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Australasia

Australasia serves up modern Pan-Asian cuisine, underneath the Spinningfields district in one of Manchester’s most stylish venues.

Manchester
Restaurant
BLVD Manchester

Taking over the space formerly occupied by Neighbourhood, BLVD promises ‘exceptional food and drink’.

City Centre
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The Oast House

A rustic Kentish Oast House (that’s a traditional hop-drying shed, of course) plunked down amidst the glass and steel corridors of Spinningfields.

Club Vino
Manchester
Bar or Pub
Club Vino

Wine-tasting company ran by Italian sommelier and ex-wine merchant Marco Castelanelli. Offering at-home tasting experiences, along with special events in various high-end locations around Manchester.

Manchester
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Honest Burgers

This burger joint focuses on high-quality burgers and sides, homemade using local produce. After a series of pop-ups they’ve found a permanent home on Bridge Street in the centre of Manchester.

City Centre
Restaurant
The Lawn Club

This winter a brand new yurt filled with festive lights, faux fur and foliage has pitched itself at The Lawn Club – creating the perfect hideaway haven in the heart of Spinningfields!

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