Manchester is launching a major marketing campaign to coincide with the centenary of some women in the UK being granted the vote to promote the city’s role as the “birthplace of global innovation and progress”.
The #RadicalManchester campaign aims to celebrate the significant advances that have been made in Greater Manchester across politics, culture, health, science and business.
The campaign will bring history to life through inspirational storytelling and events designed to lure prospective tourists, visitors and investors. Fundraising activity will support the Pankhurst Centre, the former home of the Pankhurst family and where the Suffragettes met in the early 1900s to discuss the battle for the vote.
The initiative will run from this week to December 14, the centenary of women in the UK voting for the first time in a general election.
Marketing Manchester ambassador Dr Helen Pankhurst, the great granddaughter of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, said: “Manchester was the home of my great grandmother, and the birthplace of her children – it has been a beacon of hope for those determined to make the world a better place for all.
“Manchester’s continuing contribution as a catalyst for global positive change cannot be underestimated. The Pankhurst Centre is a globally significant cultural asset – a central part of Manchester’s magic and I urge anyone who believes in innovation and equality to support the #RadicalManchester campaign.”
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