As part of the Women’s Words Mcr project, we are recreating our version of the reimagined Suffragette magazine with the help of brilliant artists Lucy May Schofield, Hilary Judd and print magician Elizabeth Willow.
Some of our “Words for Women” participants even attended a brilliant workshop at Hot Bed Press in Salford on the 13th of December 2017. At the workshop we had the opportunity to learn more about the art of setting type and gained some fascinating hands-on experience to print beautiful collaborative poems that emerged from conversations with women across the city that will eventually make their way into the Suffragette.
Now, we would love to invite the participants of our various workshops to visit us at The Pankhurst Centre on the 1st of February 2018 and participate in hand-stitching some of the copies before they go on sale on the 5th of February at our Gala event. For more information, watch this space or contact the Pankhurst Centre.
The Pankhurst Centre
60-62 Nelson Street
Chorlton on Medlock
tel – 0161 273 5673
We are planning on printing only 500 copies. This is a true limited edition. Of those 500, only 50 will be hand-stitched by you, and then signed by Dr Helen Pankhurst, great grand-daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst.
In other news, we have finally reached agreement on our three selections for the re-imagined Suffragette magazine from the nearly 300 submissions we have received by midnight on the 24th of November. They will be contacted this week by the Pankhurst Centre. So, if you don’t hear back from the Pankhurst Trust by Christmas, your story will not be included in the Suffragette. However, your story is still of great value, and will go directly into the archives to be held in Central Library.
We hope that once all the requirements for data protection and safety are complete that the archives will be ready to view by May/June 2018. The exact date will be announced later on. The reason why we have this time lapse is so that we can get in touch with all the writers’ whose work has information that is sensitive. We will do our utmost to protect you the women of Manchester who have been so very brave in sharing your amazing stories with us.