First in the Fight Exhibition

A poignant, open-air exhibition paying tribute to the women who shaped Manchester?s history opens in our garden on International Women’s Day (8 March). The exhibition will comprise of 10 pieces of art depicting 10 different women who had an impact on the city.

It’s part of a collaboration between Women In Print, an artist-led project telling the stories of women from the north of England, through print and design, and author Helen Antrobus. Following the unveiling of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square in 2018, Helen co-authored the “First In The Fight” book to tell the stories of the 19 other incredible women who?d been shortlisted by the public for the statue.

The exhibition at Kampus will be free for the public to attend, with original art nestled among our lush garden opposite Canal Street. To mark Women’s History Month (March) visitors will also be encouraged to celebrate a woman in their life by emblazoning the garden with ribbons in the colours of the suffragettes – white for purity, purple for dignity and green for hope.

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