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Spirited is our autumn exhibition, designed as a celebration of young people and a commemoration of the unsung women – and men – who fought for the vote one hundred years ago.

Spirited will tell the stories of some of the remarkable young people whose activism helped bring about seismic change in UK politics and culture. 

Centring on Manchester as the birthplace of the suffrage movement, it brings to life their incredible acts of courage, creativity and cunning in order to inspire today’s young people into taking their own first steps into social action.

It is free to visit, and will run for two weeks at the end of October at the Portico Library.

Events programme

Alongside the exhibition there is a timetable of speaker events featuring Helen Pankhurst, Nimco Ali and other contemporary feminist campaigners who will talk about their work fighting for women's equality.

Click on any of the buttons below to book your FREE place at one of our Spirited events. 

Nimco Ali
Nimco Ali: ending FGM worldwide
SheSays Manchester
SheSays Manchester: Women in the Lead
Helen Pankhurst
Helen Pankhurst: Deeds Not Words
Suffragettes on film
Bryony Dixon: suffragettes on film
Ruth Ibegbuna
Ruth Ibegbuna: Real Voices. Real Power
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IC Change: what have we learnt?