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
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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.