Get creative and celebrate radical women
6 March 2016
Time 13:00 - 15:00
Duration 2 hours
Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3
History is known to only remember the victors, usually leaving the stories of the losers to the wastes of dusty shelves and basement archives. But, some of history’s best stories were deliberately forgotten at the time, from lesbian couples running rampage on horseback through the streets of Manchester, to Labour politicians offering to take machine guns to the opposition front bench, some of our best kept secrets were the worst examples of behaviour in their time.
Radical women especially have never been particularly popular and have always been more likely to be silenced than profiled. This workshop aims to bring some of our most badass women back to life. As part of the workshop, you’ll work with the Digital Women’s Archive North and Dr Jenna Ashton, to access hidden archives from the People’s History Museum and Working Class Movement Library, to find the stories of some of the worst behaved Northern women in history. After you’ve found your woman, you’ll have the chance to work with some of our best Northern female artists, including Charlotte Newson, Warp and Weft, 16 Days of Street Art Action [TBC] and Caroline Dowsett to tell their hidden stories loud and clear in a communal creative form.
We’ll be exhibiting the art created in Manchester city centre throughout March to celebrate International Women’s Day and raise the profile of some of our most badass women.
Suitable for adults and young people
This event is part of Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual feminist festival. From 3-13 March 2016, we celebrate the women’s movement born in our city through film, art, music, walking tours, gallery takeovers, comedy and debate, asking how far we’ve come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go.
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