Still I Rise Image - Jean-Marie Simon

A powerful collective of international women artists based in the North West, are coming together to create a pop-up, interactive trail around Manchester Art Gallery.

Still I Rise

Still I Rise

As Manchester marked the centenary of women’s suffrage, The Travelling Heritage Bureau, a powerful collective of international women artists based in the North West, came together to create a pop-up, interactive trail around Manchester Art Gallery on Sunday 7th October 2018.

The women led audiences on a joyful journey of resistance, creativity and hope, with echoes of women’s struggles across the world – to be represented, respected and to be free. The event which was seen by around 1,000 people contained film, sculpture, textiles, painting, music and poetry with cultural influences from Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond.

Still I Rise was directed by Yusra Warsama, produced by Community Arts North West and Digital Women’s Archive North, in partnership with Manchester Art Gallery as part of Journeys Festival International and Black History Month.

(Image: Jean-Marie Simon)

 

Audience feedback:

“It was absolutely amazing. So inspiring. PLEASE put it on again so that I can tell everyone I know to go and see it. Such a shame only three performances. MORE people need to see this powerful, emotive and ESSENTIAL work.”

“Fantastic. Moving and inspiring.”

“Really interesting – would love to see it again.”

“Very emotional, moving, and eye opening.”

“Something different to the mainstream visual art.”

“Incredible, really emotive.”

“I’m really moved by it.”

“Beautiful, really empowering.”

“Fantastic, great juxtaposition in the gallery space.”

“It became more and more engaging. You didn’t know what to expect next.”

 

Images from the event (photos by Shirlaine Forrest):

(All images from the event can be viewed on our Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/community-arts-north-west/albums/72157696659897930)

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