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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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Mary Quaile Club event on 3rd August 2019: Sheila Rowbotham in conversation

On Saturday 3rd August 2019 we held a meeting with Sheila Rowbotham, socialist feminist, historian and activist, to maek  the re-publication of her autobiography Promise of a Dream: Remembering the Sixties. The room was packed with women and men who

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Mary Quaile Club event: book launch with Kate Hunter 13th July 2019

We were delighted to welcome Kate Hunter to discuss her  new novel Common Cause, a sequel to her first novel The Case Room,  published by Fledgling Press. Both novels   are set in Edinburgh, beginning in the 1890s, and follow the

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Mary Quaile Club event on 6th April 2019: Launch of our new publication ““For the sake of the women who are to come after” Manchester’s Radical Women 1914 to 1945.

On Saturday 6th  April the Mary Quaile Club launched its latest publication; “For the sake of the women who are to come after” Manchester’s Radical Women 1914 to 1945. Author and socialist historian  Michael Herbert explained how the book was

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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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Mary Quaile Club event: Saturday 6th October, “Dreams and Nightmares: Feminist Utopias and Dystopias”

This event took place in a new venue for us, Levenshulme Old Library, on Cromwell Grove now running as a community space. Our  two guest speakers were  Una McCormack and Ciara O’Sullivan. This session was chaired by Michael Herbert. Una

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Mary Quaile Club event on Saturday 19th May 2018. Northern launch of “Workers’ Play Time”

At our latest event at Three Minute Theatre Suzanne Bury chaired an evening of speeches, drama and song to launch a book of radical plays “Worker’s Play Tme”  edited by  Doug Nicholls, General Secretary of the GFTU. We were very

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Mary Quaile Club event on 10th March 2018: Presentation of the Minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council to the Working Class Movement Library

At this event we were delighted to formally present the minutes of the Manchester and Salford  and District  Women’s Trades Union Council   to the Working Class Movement Library.  These two handwritten volumes are the complete record of the meetings

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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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Mary Quaile Club event on Saturday 8 April. Not “business as usual”: the issue of sexual harassment at work

Our first event for 2017 took up the issue of sexual harassment at work,  an issue that was put on the agenda in the 1980s by the influx of many new women trade unionists into the movement. The campaign at

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