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Saturday Spectacular – Game Changers Project

For our latest Saturday Spectacular family event we welcome the Game Changers project which has taken place in all 10 Greater Manchester local authorities over the past few months. There will be lots to see and lots to do, including crafts with a Women’s Suffrage theme.

Young people across all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester will come together to recreate the Women’s Bazaar of 1912, as part of a project to empower them to become campaigners of the future.

The Game Changers project, which has been made possible with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is exploring the Suffragists movement – helping the youngsters learn about the peaceful methods they used to campaign – unlike the more militant and more famous Suffragettes.

The young people have created artwork as a tribute to the suffragists including banners, sashes and posters that will be on display at the library, along with stalls and showcasing their talents in a performance and mock debate – to recreate the historical event.

Frances Nutt, Artistic Director at Tandem Theatre, based in Salford, who is running the Game Changer project, said: “The high-profile role of Emmeline Pankhurst and the more militant activities of the Suffragettes can sometimes overshadow others who campaigned for women’s suffrage.

“We wanted to highlight the lesser known Suffragists, who used law abiding methods to campaign, to be an inspiration to young women today, as campaigning for women’s rights is still as relevant.

“The young people have enjoyed attending art workshops and skills workshops to help them become effective campaigners and leaders of the future by building self-esteem, social skills, confidence and raising aspirations and are looking forward to the taking part the event at Central Library.”

For more information on the project go to https://tandemtheatre.com/game-changers/

Suitable for families

Free – just drop in