Trailblazers! Women of Manchester and the North West

  • DATE

    18 June 2022

  • TIME

    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome

    Young people




    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

This mini-festival at the Central Library celebrates pioneering women from the history of Manchester.

Come and join us for family friendly activities including badge-making, dressing up, memorial walks, street art design and badgemaking. There will be short talks on important women including Louise Da-Cocodia, Ellen Wilkinson, Elizabeth Gaskell and Elizabeth Raffald. Kate Green MP will give the Margaret Ashton Memorial Lecture on ‘Women and Politics’, to be followed by a performance by the feminist band LittleSheGirls.

Please register for the sections of the festival you would like to participate in via the link below:

1pm – Womanchester walk led by Steve Roman, starts from the Central Library (around 45-50 minutes)

2-3pm – Family activities, badgemaking and talks on trailblazing women, Central Library Event Space

3pm – Margaret Ashton Memorial talk on ‘Women and Politics’ given by Kate Green MP, Central Library Event Space (seated)

3.30 – LittleSheGirls band performance, Central Library Event Space (seated)