Manchester’s history is rich, including being the place that bred Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the Suffragette Movement. She grew up a stone’s throw away from Moss Side and, to coincide with the recent reopening of the Grade II-listed Alexandra Park, Alexandra Arts has launched Pankhurst in the Park – a programme of free events to promote the work of talented female artists around the world. It is the home to their first International Artists in Residence, which had applications from 22 countries but eventually fell on the capable shoulders of Go! Push Pops who hail from New York. The programme will fall over three days and will involve discussions with Emmeline Pankhurst’s great granddaughter, Dr Helen Pankhurst, and London’s feminist activism magazine HYSTERIA among other local zines, and artists, including Sarah Hardacre, Lynn Setterington and Nataly Lebouleux (who will be screening a stop-motion animation film). The programme will wrap things up through an installation by Julie Fitzpatrick (in collaboration with her Manchester University’s School of Architecture students) and a DJ set by the Mighty Quinn. For full programme details see here.

Wed 15 Oct (5.30-8.30pm), /Sat 1 Nov (noon-5pm) /Fri 28 Nov (7pm-10pm), Alexandra Park Pavillion, 180 Russell Street, Moss Side, M16 7JL, FREE,

Wed 15 Oct - Fri 28 Nov
Edwina Chan
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Mon 27 Oct 2014