Suffragette City is a not-for-profit Manchester-based club night held annually to mark International Women’s Day, established in 2018. We raise funds for local grass roots charities supporting women and gender minorities.
We pride ourselves on creating events for all genders that are full of positivity, solidarity and mischief. Music is the energy that unifies us, and on our dancefloors you will hear a discerning blend of disco, house, soul, funk, pop, techno, rave and anything else that buzzes up our amazing crowd, one of the friendliest around.
We’ve put on scores of female and non-binary DJ talent over the years, including Afrodeutsche, Danielle Moore (Crazy P), DJ Paulette, Kath McDermott (Flesh at the Hacienda/Homo Electric), Meat Free DJs, Kim Lana, Eves’Drop Collective, Queer Latifah and Supernature Disco.
Our first ever night was held in 2018 at The Refuge, Manchester, as the closing party of an exhibition by the same name, curated by the charity Manchester Digital Music Archive. The show highlighted the achievements of women in the music industry in Manchester through a series of specially commissioned portraits.
The night was a great success and became an annual event held in the same spirit, with the talents of women and gender non-conforming folk at its heart.
Each year we have succeeded in raising substantial sums for local grass roots charities through ticket sales and merchandise. Everyone who works on Suffragette City, including DJs, gives their time free of charge to support these worthwhile causes. As well as donating to our carefully chosen organisations, we seek to raise the profile of their work through our promotional efforts.
We have supported:
The Proud Trust
Women Asylum Seekers Together in Greater Manchester
Keeping our Girls Safe (Oldham)
The Pankhurst Trust
Saheli Asian Women’s Project
Stockport Without Abuse
Support and Action Network for Women (Oldham)
Fort Alice (Bolton)
Who are we?
Suffragette City is curated by DJs Rina Ladybeige (The Social Service), Kath McDermott (BBC 6 Music), Abigail Ward (Manchester Digital Music Archive) and Chris Massey (Sprechen).