Anne Hornsby of Mind's Eye Description Services will deliver an audio-described tour for blind and partially sighted visitors. She will introduce The Portico Library’s building and collection, and describe the present exhibition Spirited.
Spirited tells the stories of some of the young women and girls who fought for the vote 100 years ago, centring on Manchester as the birthplace of the suffrage movement. It brings to life their incredible acts of courage, creativity and cunning in order to inspire today’s young people into taking their own first steps into social action.
It features items from the collections of the British Library, BBC archives, Women’s Library, Museum of London, Bishopsgate Institute, BFI and others, which together offer an exciting new perspective on the suffrage story, highlighting the spirited young women who helped bring about vital change.
Please note that the library is accessed via a staircase. A stair lift is available via the rear entrance.