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The Pankhurst Sessions revealed

POSTED: 8.3.2020

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we're excited to reveal the programme for The Pankhurst Sessions: a cross-disciplinary programme of feminist reflections across literature, science and film, curated by Helen Pankhurst at this year’s festival.

The programme features Labour MP and author of ‘Everywoman’ Jess Phillips, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, panels on the role of women in the arts and climate crisis, and a special screening of Hidden Figures introduced by special guests.

Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement. She is also a leading women’s rights activist, author, senior advisor to CARE International, professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and Chancellor of the University of Suffolk.

Elsewhere on the line-up is Where are the women? featuring Maxie Gedge (Keychange/PRS Foundation), Lucy Scott (Brighter Sound), Shell Zenner (BBC Introducing) and bluedot’s very own, Emma Zillmann. My Feminist Boner Cabaret Show, Climate Heroines: Women on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis and Hidden Figures film screening.

Explore the line-up here

Release 3 weekend tickets selling fast! Secure yours now on our 4 month payment plan from £20 deposit, then split the cost across 4 months.

Book tickets here

To celebrate the many inspiration women across the line-up we've put together a special International Women's Day playlist featuring females from bluedot 2020.