In celebration of International Women’s Day yesterday, our Herizons creative women’s group were delighted to open the event at Manchester Town Hall, singing the rousing Gaskell: The Musical! anthem, Let the Women Rise.
The event was hosted by Manchester City Council and featured a keynote speech from former international athlete Diane Modahl in addition to awards for significant achievements by women across the city. The whole Herizons team had a fantastic time celebrating the strong women of Manchester and beyond in such a prestigious venue and were particularly pleased that a number of people felt moved to sing along with us in the final chorus!
Thanks to funding from One Manchester Community Soup, the group have been meeting regularly since January to take part in music and drama workshops at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Many of the group were original cast members of Gaskell: The Musical!, though we’ve been pleased to welcome some new members along the way and hope to keep expanding the group going forward.
Herizons meet every Wednesday afternoon and are currently working towards a performance inspired by women from Manchester’s history, which we look forward to sharing in May – more details to follow soon!