One hundred years ago, three Edwardian women turned Manchester Art Gallery upside down in the name of universal suffrage. Last year, Russian punk trio Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years imprisonment for their protest in opposition of leader Vladimir Putin. To coincide with International Women’s Day, Wonder Women: Radical Manchester aims to bring the legacy of the original suffragettes up to date, considering where feminism stands today. The event, which is part of Manchester Art Gallery’s Thursday Lates series, explores politics in music and other creative forms, with readings of the testimonies from the Pussy Riot trials, as well as performances and discussion from the likes of Viv Albertine (The Slits), Jayne Casey, Tracey Moberly and Alex Keelan. Un-Conventional Women looks at the power of modern women in the run up to the centenary of the first Act of Parliament for women in 2018.

Thu 7 Mar, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M2 3JL, Tel: 0161 235 8888, 6pm – 8.30pm, FREE,

Thu 7 Mar
Hannah Phillips
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Mon 4 Mar 2013