Events Archive

 

Radical Women, 1880-1914

Location: Old Fire Station, Crescent, Salford

Date: 17 Sep 2016, 10:00 to 16:00

A One-Day Public Conference

This conference will celebrate the battles and achievements of working-class women in the drive to achieve a fairer and more balanced society.  Public-facing proposals for 30-minute papers on any aspect of female radicalism have been invited, and details will be announced shortly.

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Sheila Rowbotham, Manchester University, UK
Professor Karen Hunt, Keele University, UK

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Dentistry Responding in Domestic Violence and Abuse

We’ll be showcasing DWAN’s residency with The School of Dentistry, University of Manchester at this event – plus contributing to discussions to feed into future research and teaching.

Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2016 from 12:15 to 16:00 
Location: The University of Manchester – G107 Alan Turing Building Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

“Do you support victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse? Are you a local charity? School Administrator? Refugee agency? Service provider? BME support group? Healthcare professional? Or a member of the public with an interest in or experience of domestic violence and abuse?

Would you like an opportunity to shape future research on how healthcare professionals can be more supportive to adult patients presenting with injuries from domestic violence and abuse?

Join us at a free Public Engagement event hosted by:  Professor Paul Coulthard, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head of School of Dentistry, University of Manchester.

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Lunch is provided from 12:15pm.

Manchester Histories Festival #MHF2016

For Manchester Histories Festival #MHF2016 we popped up with our exhibition at Idle Chatter on 7 & 8 June at Brooks Building, Hulme, and we also exhibited at the Festival Celebration Day, 11 June!

Projects displayed included #HairStories  and #NorthernWomen: narratives of women from North Manchester’s Black Health Forum, exploring social isolation, women’s space and cultural heritage; and the next steps on our digital heritage and #cyberfeminism project with archives and MadLab. On 8 June participants also viewed inspiring material from the Abasindi Women’s Co-operative archive (usually held by the brilliant Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relation Resource Centre.)

Finally … we also discussed our “A Manifesto for Feminist Archiving (or disruption)”!

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Women in Print, Conference. Chetham’s Library, 20th May 2016

Talk on Radical Zines: writing and making as feminist processes

https://dwarchivenorth.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/women-in-print/

 

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Manchester After Hours: Sound from the Stores, 12th May 2016

[DWAN] delivered intro talk for this wonderful event!

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/manchester-after-hours-sound-from-the-stores/

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Wonder Women Festival 2016:

Mentor for young women at:

SharpFutures’ Women Change Manchester

On International Women’s Day Tuesday 8th March, SharpFutures are celebrating by hosting ‘Women Change Manchester’ at The Sharp Project to an invited audience of new entrants from Manchester and inspirational women from the creative digital sector.  

Women Change Manchester’ starts with a screening of SharpFutures’ short film made to showcase inspirational Mancunian women from history, whose stories will be presented by inspirational women from Manchester who contribute to our society today. The event will also consist of creative digital tours of The Sharp Project and breakout mentoring sessions for the young women invited.

Women Change Manchester will:

  • Inspire women of all ages to learn from each other and make a difference in Manchester.
  • Highlight the pioneering work of the city region’s key game changers and business leaders.
  • Share largely unheard stories of Mancunian women from history across a range of accessible mediums via vlogs, TV shorts and social media.
  • Encourage and ‘seed’ ideas for careers and different pathways for the students through a mentoring/networking event.
  • Shout about successful, inspiring women from a range of different backgrounds and reach a wide audience.

Supported by:

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Badass Women On The Walls

Sunday 6 March

People’s History Museum

Time 13:00 – 15:00

Duration 2 hours

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

History is known to only remember the victors, usually leaving the stories of the losers to the wastes of dusty shelves and basement archives. But, some of history’s best stories were deliberately forgotten at the time, from lesbian couples running rampage on horseback through the streets of Manchester, to Labour politicians offering to take machine guns to the opposition front bench, some of our best kept secrets were the worst examples of behaviour in their time.

Radical women especially have never been particularly popular and have always been more likely to be silenced than profiled. This workshop aims to bring some of our most badass women back to life. As part of the workshop, you’ll work with the Digital Women’s Archive North and Dr Jenna Ashton, to access hidden archives from the People’s History Museum and Working Class Movement Library, to find the stories of some of the worst behaved Northern women in history. After you’ve found your woman, you’ll have the chance to work with some of our best Northern female artists, including Charlotte Newson, Warp and Weft, 16 Days of Street Art Action [TBC] and Caroline Dowsett to tell their hidden stories loud and clear in a communal creative form.

We’ll be exhibiting the art created in Manchester city centre throughout March to celebrate International Women’s Day and raise the profile of some of our most badass women.

Symmetry CreativeThe event is A City Speaks workshop run by Symmetry Creative in collaboration with Wonder Women Festival and the People’s History Museum.

Suitable for adults and young people

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/badass-women-on-the-walls/

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HairStories project at:

What IS She Wearing? (Instigate Arts)

Manchester Art Gallery, 3 March

From the Suffragettes to Red Lipstick Day, the Slut Walks and the Pussy Riots to butch and drag, women have long utilised that which is used to restrict them to strive for freedom and an identity on their own terms. Through an evening of intersectional feminist debate, performance and film, Instigate Arts explore the aesthetics of protest and consider how clothing and style are used to shape, define and own gender, sexuality and identity. Manchester Art Gallery, 3 March, 5pm-8pm, free

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Unsung HerStories

Research collaboration with composer Kevin Malone, developing new works inspired by women’s histories – The piano suite “Unsung HerStories” will be premièred by Diana Lopszyc in Manchester at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall in February 2016.

Martin Harris Centre, Thursday February 4, 2016 – 13:00

http://www.martinharriscentre.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/eventdetails/?eid=even:gqv-iiha49ur-91xux4

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Saturday, February 6, 2016 – 14:00

Piano recital: Diana Lopszyc in the Drawing Room

Professor Lopszyc will be performing a new feminist piano piece “Unsung Women” (focussing on Emmeline Pankhurst, Ada Lovelace, Julia Pastrana, Delia Derbyshire, and the first woman, Lilith) by the University of Manchester’s Kevin Malone.

She will also be playing music by her sister Professor Eva Lopszyc – the sweeping, powerful “Victoria de Samotracia” – Igor Shcherbakov’s “LiebesTod (Diptych)”, and music by Wagner.

The current Drawing Room has a very fine late 19th century Broadwood piano, on loan to us and we have regular piano and chamber music recitals. Our music programme for 2016 includes chamber concerts and an evening of Victorian song and operetta.

We are particularly pleased that Professor Lopszyc will be playing at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House because music has always been an important part of the life of this house. Elizabeth played the piano and her daughters were taught piano, in the house, by family friend Charles Halle, who founded the Halle Orchestra. After the Gaskells the house was occupied by the Harper family and Constance Harper played the harp with the Halle Orchestra.

Tickets £12 – Available soon from Elizabeth Gaskell House or via Quay Tickets 0843 208 6003

Refreshments served from 13.30pm.

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Archiving Women’s Performance Practice

14 January 2016, 5.15pm-9pm

HOME Mcr, Event Space, floor 2

FREE (book to reserve)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archiving-womens-performance-practice-tickets-20142935061

[DWAN] Digital Women’s Archive North and Delia Derbyshire Day have teamed up to deliver a pre-DD Day 2016 event on 14 January at HOME, titled Archiving Women’s Performance Practice.

The event will explore the (in)visibility of women’s practice in history and contemporary contexts, considering how mechanisms and content of the “archive” can be unravelled and re-presented. We would like to look at what archiving means to different people, the importance and value of archives, and the many ways we can capture narrative and outcomes.

Archiving Women’s Performance Practice will be a networking event with short presentations, performances, workshop activities, and a space for informal discussion and refreshments.

Supported by HOME Mcr and School of Arts, Languages & Cultures (University of Manchester)

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WOMEN IN ARCHIVES …..

*Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 2015 (12-22 Nov)

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[DWAN] Digital Women’s Archive North will be undertaking a series of pop-up events in various heritage locations, showcasing some of the fascinating women’s archive collections in Manchester. At each location there will also be an opportunity to get close up with the archives and to take part in the living archive project #NorthernWomen.

…. [DWAN] is also posing the question: how can digital heritage unlock archived women’s histories, narratives and creativity?

Working Class Movement Library, 12 Nov 11-3

…. women’s writing, self-published material, zines and periodicals.

Rochdale Pioneers Museum, 12 Nov, 3-5

….. Free talk and event with [DWAN] associate and Researcher in Residence with the National Co-operative Archive – Pauline Hadaway:  ‘Days of Hope: Women Co-operators in the years following the First World War’ http://www.co-op.ac.uk/2015/11/museum-research-event-days-hope/#.VjskBLfhAdU

People’s History Museum, 14 Nov 11-3

 women in politics – Ellen Wilkinson and Sylvia Pankhurst; demo photography.

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, 17 Nov 11-3, Archives+ Performance Space

…. BAME women activists and archives, including the Mapping Our Lives project, Ann Adeyemi collection, and book selection on writing and art.

Museum of Transport, GM, 18 Nov 11-3

… women in transport archives and photographic collection.

Royal Northern College of Music, 21 Nov 11-3, the Concourse

… women in music, including archives of Ida Carroll and Elizabeth Harwood.

We look forward to seeing you there! Any queries please contact dwarchivenorth@gmail.com

 

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