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Last day of public vote to decide the ‘Our Emmeline’ statue design

30 March is the last chance to vote on the ‘Our Emmeline’ statue. The winning design will be announced by Andrew Simcock on 4 April ūüôā ¬†Visit the Womanchester Statue website to check out the designs & sculptors and cast … Continue reading

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Voting for #Womanchester statue

Which woman of achievement¬†¬†should be immortalised in statue form in Manchester?¬† The Womanchester Statue is the brainchild of Councillor Andrew Simcock, who in turn was part inspired by our Stature town hall crochet yarnbombing ūüôā It’s ace that his¬†project has … Continue reading

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WoManchester statue project launch – Thursday 28 May Central Library

  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, … Continue reading

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Helen Davies – exhibition Chorlton Arts Festival – final weekend!

Remember our Stature Project where we yarnbombed man statues in Manchester Town Hall with crochet masks of amazing Mancunian women? Well artist Helen Davies who made the epic women masks has an exhibition at The Make it Shop in Chorlton, … Continue reading

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Bigging-up Esther & Eva with massive magnetic poetry

As part of the LGF’s¬†Sugar & Spice women’s weekend,¬†we ran a workshop bigging-up historical lesbian couple Eva Gore Booth & Esther Roper. We wanted to test the water to see if people would be up for commissioning a permanent memorial … Continue reading

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Still We Rise – exhibition & performance, People’s History Museum

STILL WE RISE Exhibition (9 – 22nd March)¬†&¬†performance (14 March, 12pm) People’s History Museum, Manchester¬† Last week a¬†Channel 4 undercover investigation¬†evidenced the¬†state sanctioned abuse of women in Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre. These are issues that asylum seeking women have … Continue reading

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Celebrate the lives of Eva Gore-Booth & Esther Roper, LGF Sunday 8th March

**Pop down to our workshop at LGF Sunday 8th March, 1 – 1.45pm** Learn about amazing lives of formidable couple Esther Roper & Eva Gore Booth, and a new project to commission a city centre memorial in their honour. Last … Continue reading

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