Suffragette City 2019. Photo: Claire Angel

Saturday March 7th sees the return of Suffragette City – the women-led all-day music event at The Refuge, which raises money for Greater Manchester women’s charities.

At a time when refuges are suffering deep cuts and many women’s groups have to rely on self-organisation to fundraise, coming together to make a difference is more important than ever.

Last year the event raised over £3k and we hope to smash that record and enjoy coming together in the same atmosphere of love, defiance and celebration.


Curated by Rina Ladybeige (The Social Service), Chris Massey (Electriks/Sprechen), Abigail Ward (Manchester Digital Music Archive) and Kath McDermott (BBC 6 Music), the day and night event will feature the usual array of female DJ talent playing cross-genre party music for discerning dancers.

BASEMENT (£5 tickets) 10pm-3am

Philippa Jarman (Homo Electric)

Disco Mums

Ladybeige (The Social Service)

Lil’ Fee and Veba

Kim Lana

PUBLIC BAR (Free) 2pm-1am

Andrea Trout


Mix-Stress (Rebecca Never Becky)

BB (Supernature Disco)

Zoë & Leila (LIINES)

Reeshy vs Rinny

Soo Wilkinson

Alison Bell

Justine Alderman (Across The Tracks)

Abigail Ward

Artwork is by celebrated Manchester designer Stan Chow.

A limited run of t-shirts and posters featuring Stan’s artwork will be sold to raise money. T-shirts are by Applique Apparel.

The public bar will be free to enter and the basement club night will be ticketed, with all proceeds going to:

Women Asylum Seekers Together in Greater Manchester (WAST)

Emmeline’s Pantry

Keeping out Girls Safe (KOGS)

Contact Hostel


Cheque delivered to Women Asylum Seekers Together. Photo: Rina Ladybeige