An International Women’s Day Celebration: Suffragette City Returns to Manchester

From 3pm until 3am, there will be 3 floors of gorgeous female and non-binary talent!

By Emma Davidson | 27 January 2022

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Suffragette City is a Manchester-based club night held annually to mark International Women’s Day. The night celebrates female and non-binary DJ talent and raises funds for local grass roots charities supporting women and gender minorities.

Curated by DJs Rina Ladybeige (The Social Service), Kath McDermott (BBC 6 Music), Abigail Ward (Constant Buggeration) and Chris Massey (Sprechen/The Carlton Club), Suffragette City prides itself on creating events that are full of positivity, solidarity and mischief

Music is at the heart of everything they do, with the event aiming to unite communities on an inclusive dancefloor. 

You will hear a discerning blend of disco, house, soul, funk, pop, techno, rave and anything else that buzzes up one of the friendliest club crowds in the city. 

Taking place on Saturday 5th March 2022, the line up this year includes the incredible Danni Moore (Crazy P), BB Supernature, Jaye Ward, Eve’s Drop Collective, Julie Wills (Disco Mums), Rina Ladybeige (Social Service) plus many, many more. 

Past events have included contributions from Afrodeutsche, Denise Johnson, DJ Paulette and other great DJs and performers.

The club’s first ever night was held in 2018 at The Refuge as the closing party of an exhibition curated by Alison Surtees for 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 Suffragette City became an annual event held in the same spirit, with women and non-binary talent at its heart. 

During the pandemic a live streamed event was held from The Carlton Club, raising £7,500. Using its platform to also raise money for charity, each year the event has succeeded in gathering substantial sums through ticket sales and merchandise. 

Everyone who is part of the Suffragette City team, including the DJs, give their time free of charge to support these worthwhile causes. As well as donating to our carefully chosen organisations, they also seek to raise the profile of their work through promotional efforts.

In the past, Suffragette City has supported; Emmeline’s Pantry, The Proud Trust Women Asylum Seekers Together in Greater Manchester (WAST), Keeping our Girls Safe (KOGS), Contact Hostel, The Pankhurst Trust, Women’s Aid, Saheli Asian Women’s Project and Stockport Without Abuse

The event is a great opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day the right way – dancing for 12 hours with a group of incredible women and non-binary talent, spinning some of the tastiest disco tunes!


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