Celebrate women who campaigned for ideas worth fighting for
8 March 2016
Time 14:15 - 16:15
Duration 2 hours
Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3.
Dear Friend is a letter writing project celebrating women who stood up for others, past and present.
Hannah Mitchell was a local councillor in Manchester in the early 20th century and fought for peace and women’s suffrage when the country was at war and women did not have the vote. Learn more about Hannah’s life in our Living History performance The Hard Way Up – A Suffragette’s Story, then join this letter writing workshop after the performance, led by writer Julia Nelson.
You will have ample opportunity in the workshop to learn more about different women in the past and the present if you don’t already know who to write to. The letters will be added to the digital collection at dearfriend.org.uk and some will be displayed during March in the main galleries at PHM.
Suitable for adults and young people over 16
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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