22 March – Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible

Everything-is-possible-webIn conjunction with a ‘Sylvia Pankhurst Heritage Bike Tour’ (which starts from the Gallery of Costume in Platt Fields Park at 12.00pm) Manchester Film Co-op is hosting a premier screening of this 2011 feature length documentary, tracing Sylvia Pankhurst’s ideas, campaigns and political life, beginning at 2:30pm at the People’s History Museum.  It is packed with little known facts from primary sources, rare archive imagery, interviews with historians and compelling testimony from Sylvia’s son, Richard Pankhurst and his wife Rita.  The campaigns Sylvia led embraced far more than ‘votes for women’ as she uniquely understood the fight for democratic rights required a challenge to the system.  Part of Wonder Women Radical Manchester.

‘Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible is a rare breed of film in managing to be as spine tingling as it is educational.  At a time when the possibility of changing society for the better seems impossible, the story of Pankhurst is a much needed reminder of why trying to, no matter what the odds look like, is so important.’ – Suzy Dean, writer, journalist and BBC Radio 5 live forum panellist.

‘Brilliant film – I’ve read and seen a lot about Sylvia – this ranks way up there!  Many thanks for bringing my grandmother to life in this way – focussing on the important, i.e. the issues and not on the trivia!’ – Helen Pankhurst

Doors: 14:30 – 16:00 (Further event information on the PHM website.)

Tickets: must be booked in advance on the EventBrite page.

Venue: People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, M3 3ER.

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