Last Saturday saw over 300 people attend Suffrage in The City, our free event which celebrated co-operatives and their contribution to equality.

Held in partnership with the Co-operative Heritage Trust, the afternoon centered around a live theatrical performance from the award winning Mikron Theatre. Their show 'Revolting Women' told the suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End after leaving the Manchester based WSPU (Women’s Social and Political Union).

Banner behind the stage at Suffrage in the City

The action packed performance saw music, dancing and laughter fill the outdoor space, with the cast receiving a well-deserved standing ovation at the end. Everyone was then invited into Plant, a unique gallery and design space, to view items from the co-operative archive and hear about some of our work with women across the world. You can view some of these life changing projects via the link below.

Side of the stage view at Suffrage in the City

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Mikron Theatre and to everyone who came along! You can see some more photos from the event over on our facebook page here.

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