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Manchester’s Formidable Women

Start:
29/12/2018 11:30 am
End:
29/12/2018 1:15 pm
Cost:
£10
Venue:
Midland Hotel steps
Address:
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Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 2DS

December: Sat 29 December 2018, 11.30am.
Booking: Please book here with eventbrite.

Here’s part of the roll-call:
* Elizabeth Gaskell, who wrote Mary Barton, one of the classic “condition of England” novels in 1848.
* Hannah Mitchell, who challenged Churchill at St John’s School during the Suffragette era.
* Annie Horniman, who established Britain’s first repertory theatre company.
* Shelagh Delaney who pioneered modernist theatre with her groundbreaking A Taste of Honey.
* Kathleen Ollerenshaw, who overcame deafness to become Lord Mayor, a leading educationalist, mathematician and advisor to Margaret Thatcher (now what sort of job is that for a Mancunian?!).
* Sylvia Pankhurst, Britain’s greatest political campaigner.

These are just some of the heroic Manchester women we will be celebrating during Wonder Women Week.

PankhurstsElizabeth Gaskell

 

Kathleen Ollerenshaw
Kathleen Ollerenshaw

 

 

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