• Meeting circle construction starts

    On Monday, 9th July 2018, work began on the meeting circle which will surround the Emmeline Pankhurst statue. Made from white Portland stone from the Lovell quarry near Corfe Castle in Dorset the meeting circle has been created by Tilley Stonemasons from Brighton. They have worked with sculptor Hazel Reeves on other projects including the […]

  • Wythenshawe Safe Spots visit Hazel Reeves

    On June 12th 2018 a group of female Manchester City Councillors and representatives from Wythenshawe Safe Spots, a domestic abuse charity, visited Hazel Reeves. Hazel is the sculptor working on the Emmeline Pankhurst statue project. At her West Sussex studio she greeted her visitors and explained the traditional process of statue making. View the resulting […]

  • Emmeline Pankhurst statue meeting circle to be unveiled on Sunday, 15th July 2018

    Date: Sunday 15 July 2018 Time: 11am Location: St Peter’s Square On site contact: Laura Sullivan, 0773 474 9995 The stone meeting circle that will surround the Our Emmeline statue is unveiled on the 160th birthday of Emmeline Pankhurst • The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor June Hitchins, will perform the unveiling ceremony • Dr […]

  • Emmeline Pankhurst Statue secures planning permission

    At last week’s meeting of the Manchester City Council Planning Committee the application for the Emmeline Pankhurst statue was granted. This means that the unveiling can go ahead on Friday, 14th December 2018 – the 100th anniversary of some women voting for the first time in a British General Election. Eleven year old Fatima Shahid […]