The Pankhurst Centre is thrilled to welcome the Greenham Women Everywhere and Remembering Resistance projects to 62 Nelson Street on Thursday 15th August for a special day filled with women's protest!
Greenham Women Everywhere - Pop-Up Exhibition
The Greenham Common Peace Camp has become a touchstone for feminist histories in the UK. Established in 1982, women from all over the world braved every weather and indignity to live together to protest peacefully and creatively about the threat to humankind from the nuclear arms race.
All set in a Greenham-inspired tent, this touring exhibition will showcase original photographs and archival material collated from some of the women involved. There'll also be soundscapes created by artists which give a cross-section of the oral testimonies collected as part of the project, as well as some of the wonderful Greenham music. A video installation explores what political concerns and campaigns the Greenham Women are taking on today, and there will even be a chance to meet some of the Greenham Women themselves – many will be hosting the exhibition.
This exhibition allows you to get an intimate look at the sights and sounds of the camp, gives voice to these radical women and asks you what change you want to see in the world.
Remembering Resistance: A Century of Women's Protest in the North of England
The day will also host the Remembering Resistance project from the University of Lancaster. Remembering Resistance is a unique project celebrating 100 years of women's protest in the North of England. Do you have stories to tell about activism? Come and share your memories and any related objects with the project team, who will record these stories to inspire future generations. There'll be drop-in activities to take part in throughout the day, including a memory booth, a design-your-own protest space activity, and more!
You can also take part in two guided walks from 62 Nelson Street to find out more about women activists in the local area, and to share your own stories. The walks are free, but bookable via eventbrite on the link below.
Find out more about the event, and book onto the guided walks, at 10.30am and 1.30pm, on the Remembering Resistance website here