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Mary Quaile Club event: 7th March 2020. Visions of the Future: Feminism and Science Fiction

This event took place at the Friends Meeting House in Manchester. We were delighted to welcome back lecturer  and novelist Una McCormack who spoke at our previous event on 6th October 2018:  “Dreams and Nightmares: Feminist Utopias and Dystopias,” on

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Mary Quaile Club event: Women and Music, 19th October 2019

Women and Music, Friends Meeting House, Manchester.  Saturday 19th October, 2.30pm. Our first speaker was Kelly Wood from the Musician’s Union, who  works in the union’s  Live Performance department, advising musicianson on all elements of gigging & touring. She explained

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“You Can’t Kill the Spirit”: our celebration of International Women’s Day 2019

Our IWD event  You Can’t Kill the Spirit celebrated the history and contemporary actions of women from the Pit Campaigns of 1992-3 to women today active in trade unions and a new Manchester feminist magazine. Our first speaker was Debbie

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launch of our website on the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council 1895-1919

On Saturday 29th April  2017 the Mary Quaile Club  launched the website of the Minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women’s  Trades Union Council  1895-1919 as part of Manchester Trades Council  May Day Festival. This event was the culmination of

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We launch our second publication ” Dare to be Free: women in trade unions, past and present” 4 June 2016

On Saturday 4 June,  as part of the Manchester Histories Festival,   we  launched  our  second publication, “Dare to Be Free”: women  in trade unions, past and present. This publication has  two parts: a biography of Mary Quaile (1886-1958), written

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Mary Quaile event on 3 October 2015 with Brian Lavery and Hilda Palmer

We were delighted to welcome  Brian Lavery and Hilda Palmer to our event on 3 October in the Annexe at the Working Class Movement Library. Brian discussed his  book “The Headscarf Revolutionaries” (Barbican Press, 2015)  which looked back  to 1968

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Mary Quaile Club event on 6 June 2015, Book launch of Northern ReSisters:conversations with radical women

More than  40 people packed into the Annexe of the Working Class Movement  Library on the afternoon of Saturday 6 June  for the launch of the first Mary Quaile Club publication,   Northern ReSisters: conversations with radical women by Bernadette

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