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Wonder Women: Written in the Margins (Doors 6pm)

10th March 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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Manchester Jewish Museum opens its doors to celebrate female writers in an evening of hands-on workshops, live music, performance and discussion.

Stuart Maconie (presenter, author and journalist) chairs Brighter Sound’s panel of journalists and musicians discussing how gender has become a genre and the impact of written media on female representation and stereotyping. Panellists include Vanessa Reed (CEO PRS Foundation), Laura Snapes (freelance culture writer Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian) Chris Long (BBC Manchester Introducing) and Roxanne De Bastion (independent singer and songwriter). 

Get creative and help contribute to the Wonder Women Zine in a hands-on workshop led by Manchester based artist and creator of the Chapess Zine, Cherry Styles. This drop in workshop is the perfect introduction for beginners to the art of zine-making.*

Hear acclaimed poet Clare Pollard’s new free verse translation of Ovid’s Heroines, a 20BC series of poems written in the voices of women from Greek and Roman myth. Pollard rediscovers the work for the 21st Century, bringing to life a cast of women who are brave, bitchy, sexy, horrifying, heart-breaking and surprisingly modern.

In response to Pollard’s poems, musician Serafina Steer debuts an original piece of music commissioned by Brighter Sound.

This event is part of Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual feminist festival. From 3-13 March 2016, we celebrate the women’s movement born in our city through film, art, music, walking tours, gallery takeovers, comedy and debate, asking how far we’ve come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go. Visit

Performance Times Confirmed:

6pm onwards – Hands-on zine workshop (drop-in)

6:45pm – 7:45pm – Clare Pollard performs Ovid’s Heroines
8pm – 8:45pm: Brighter Sound panel discussion 
9pm – 9:30pm: Serafina Steer performance

*All ages and abilities welcome, no experience necessary. All materials provided but feel free to bring along anything you’d like to contribute to the zine.

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10th March 2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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