The Fabric of Protest

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The Fabric of Protest

The Fabric of Protest

What factors impact on women’s working lives today?  Join our monthly creative textile workshop to collaboratively produce a piece of artwork rich in personal responses and exploration, looking at how women have and still are campaigning for better working conditions, and what still needs to be improved today.

Participants can attend individual workshops or join us on a regular basis to shape how the work develops.

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations we will look at the lives of social justice campaigners Esther Roper and Eva Gore-Booth, who campaigned for equal rights for working class women, and who feature in our exhibition Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights.

  • Artist Helen Mather leads The Fabric of Protest workshops; find out what the participants are learning and creating on Helen’s tumblr blog
  • If you would like to book a group onto this event please contact our Learning Team on or 0161 838 9190
  • Dates of future workshops in this series are Saturday 8 April and Saturday 20 May 2017

Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present andHeritage Lottery FundedNever Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights future of LGBT+ activism.


Part of Wonder Women 2017, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 2-12 March 2017.  This event has been supported with a grant from Manchester City Council.
Wonder Women

Manchester City Council



Suitable for adults and young people over 11

  • Treat yourself to 10% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Did you know you can book pARTicipate workshops for groups?  These are a range of artist led workshops informed by our unique collections.  Check out our Learning pages for more information