16th January 2018
Suffragette City - Portraits of women in Manchester music
SUFFRAGETTE CITY OPENING PARTY
Fri, 23 Feb 2018, 17:30 – 1:00
BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE FOR THE OPENING PARTY HERE
(Booking is advised but not essential.)Suffragette City
is the culmination of a period of activity aimed at recognising and celebrating women's achievements in the music industry
. In the year we celebrate 100 years of Suffrage
in the UK, we want to pause and highlight the roles women have played, bringing their voices to the fore. We set out to show just how vibrant, brilliant and influential women in music have been and continue to be.
This exhibition, curated by Manchester Digital Music Archive
co-founder Alison Surtees
, features photographic portraits of 25 key women
in Greater Manchester music, including venue owners, sound engineers, record label managers, DJs
The women featured were chosen via a community vote from a long list of 270.
Join us for the opening of our exhibition on Friday 23rd February from 5.30pm
. Music comes from DJs Abigail Ward, Kath McDermott
and Paulette, 5pm-1am
.Exhibition closing date: Saturday 10th March
OUR SELFIE CHALLENGE!
Calling all female music fans, musicians, performers, DJ and industry bods! Why not add to the digital version of our Suffragette City exhibition
? Just take a shot of yourself holding your favourite Manchester music artefact
and upload it to our website
! We'll do the rest.
This exhibition is part of our ongoing project, Rebel Music - The Sound of Politics and Protest in Manchester
and is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund
#RebelMusicMCRPhoto: DJ PAULETTE by ELSPETH MOORE
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org