International Women’s Week Event at Withington Library, Manchester

Women, Shopping and Citizenship in Manchester Between the Wars –
A talk by Dr Charlotte Wildman, University of Manchester.

We’re celebrating International Women’s Week with fascinating and thought-provoking talks about Manchester women in history. After the collapse of the cotton industry in the 1920s, Manchester sought to generate new economic activity by developing and marketing the city as a quality shopping destination.Revitalised shops and department stores used decorations and special events to promote shopping as the new leisure activity. Find out how women took on an increasingly important role as consumers.

Refreshments served. More information from Elaine Power on 0161 227 3720
Withington Library, Wednesday 9 March, 6.30 pm