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Spirited: our centenary exhibition

Spirited was 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 told 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 brought 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.

Events programme

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

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?