we were delighted to hold our end of project exhibition at MillenNium galleries, Sheffield Museums, sheffield in October, 2019
The exhibition brought together everything we've learned about women's activism in the North of England over the last 100 years, showcasing campaigns led by women from Yorkshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Cumbria, Durham and Newcastle.
Empowering Women, Empower Womentold the stories of women involved in a wide range of activist movements. From Women Against Pit Closures to the WI Keep Britain Tidy campaign, the Leeds Clothing Strike and anti-fracking activism.
The exhibition showed how women have challenged power and changed policies in creative and controversial ways, demonstrating how they challenged attitudes about women’s role in activism, changed the places where they live and work, and created new sites and forms of resistance.
Here are a few photos from the exhibition launch
Nannas with banners
We were absolutely delighted to welcome Jo Catlow-Morris and her wonderful group of performers who put on a special show of 'Nannas with Banners' about the Lancashire Nanas who have made a stand against the threat of fracking.
a selection of objects & Movements featured in the exhibition
We're putting together a virtual museum which will include all of the objects, stories and movements displayed at the exhibition in Sheffield. Here's a flavour of what will be featured.
A huge thank you to all of those people and organisations who helped make the project and the exhibition such a success, including the National Heritage Lottery Fund; Museums Sheffield; People’s History Museum, Manchester; Working Class Movement Library, Salford; Women’s Banner Group, Durham; Feminist Archive North; Sheffield Feminist Archive; Women of Tyneside, Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums; Barnsley Archives and Local Studies; West Yorkshire Archive Service; London School of Economics and Political Science; Beamish Museum of the Living North; Manchester Jewish Museum; Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures; The Pankhurst Centre, Manchester; Manchester Histories; Liz Leicester; Jo Catlow-Morris, Mad Mother Productions; Chapel FM, Leeds; Lancaster University Regional Heritage Centre; The Richardson Institute. A very special thank you to all our volunteers, advisory board and the team at Lancaster University: Abbie Shelton; Adrian Gradinar; Alison Whelan; Andi Setiawan; Chris McKee; Coralie Hopwood; Corinna Peniston-Bird; David Murphy; Denise Annett; Emily Brooks; Emma Hallett; Fee Plumley; Gareth Bowden; Geoff Brown; Glenn Lang; Grace Sewell; Haider Akmal; Hilary Chuter; Jenna Higham; Jess Eddy; Kate Fleming; Katherine Riley; Katie McVeigh; Kristine Endsjø; Louisa Briggs; Louisa Moreton; Michael Powell; Munaza Kulsoom; Nancy Hall; Nina de Paula Hanika; Paul Newnham; Rosie Mutton; Ruth Haigh; Sam Riches; Sophie Powell; Siyang Wei; Tina Georgi; Yujiao Ding; Yun Chu (Green) Chang; Zephyrine Barbarachild.