• The Formidable Women of Manchester

  • Thu, 27-06-2019 at 18:00
  • Midland Hotel
    16 Peter Street City Centre
    M60 2DS Manchester
The Formidable Women of Manchester - Midland Hotel - Manchester

These formidable women of Manchester...and more* Elizabeth Gaskell, who wrote Mary Barton, one of the classic “condition of England” novels in 1848 under a male pseudonym. Interesting.* Hannah Mitchell, who challenged Churchill at St John’s School during the Suffragette era.* Annie Horniman, who established Britain’s first repertory theatre company.* Shelagh Delaney, who pioneered modernist theatre with her groundbreaking A Taste of Honey.* Ellen Wilkinson (“Red Ellen”), who accompanied the Jarrow miners to London.* Kathleen Ollerenshaw, who overcame deafness to become Lord Mayor, a leading educationalist, mathematician and advisor to Margaret Thatcher (now what sort of job is that for a Mancunian?!).* Sylvia Pankhurst, Britain’s greatest political campaigner.These are just some of the heroic Manchester women we will be celebrating.