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Manchester’s inspirational women featured in free talks to celebrate International Women’s Day 2015

Manchester – A series of free talks about some of Manchester’s most inspirational women will be held at Central Library, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2015. The talks, highlighting the lives and achievements of some of Manchester’s most celebrated women, will feature links to the historic collections held in the library’s Archives+ Centre. Famous Mancunian women who will be highlighted include Annie Horniman, Elizabeth Gaskell, The Pankhurst family and Enriqueta Rylands. On Thursday 5 March, ‘Mrs Gaskell the first multi-tasker’, describes the hectic lifestyle of the author Elizabeth Gaskell. ‘Marie…

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Celebrating Women – the political journey so far

By Urban Echo columnist Naz Shah The 8th March marks the 114th International Women’s Day. 115 years ago in 1910 a lady by the name of Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled a notion for an international ‘Women’s Day’ at a conference in Copenhagen attended by over 100 women from 17 countries. The following year saw the first ever International Women’s Day celebrations held in various countries. Whilst women were fighting for much more than just their rights to vote, with…

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Exhibition celebrating the stories and experiences of women to open at Leeds Industrial Museum

Leeds – A new exhibition detailing the experiences of women hailing from countries across the world who now live in Leeds is to be showcased at a City Museum from next week. As part of ‘My Case, My Journey’ which will open its doors in The MillSpace at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills from Thursday 5 March – 30 May 2015, visitors can discover more about the lives and personal stories of women from the city’s migrant communities and the individual challenges they have faced. Forming part of the…

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