Last year councillor Andrew Simcock contacted us to say that partly inspired by our Stature Town Hall craftivism yarnbombing he was seeking permission from the council to commission a statue honouring a women of significance to Manchester
Plans are moving along, and this Thursday, 28 May, it’s the official launch of the WoManchester statue project. Pop down to Manchester Central Library Performance Space from 6pm.
17 of the women shortlisted to be immortalized in statue form were announced in March. They are a fabulously varied bunch including a lesbian defender of barmaids; an anti-racisim campaigner & a channel swimmer.
The final 3 women on the shortlist will be revealed on Thursday, & Andrew Simcock will be giving details of his epic Lands End to John O’Groats statue fundraising cycle ride, and launching the project website.
See you Thursday!