Our Emmeline: The Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Project by Hazel Reeves
Hazel Reeves MRSS SWA FRSA is an award-winning figurative sculptor working in bronze to commission - recent statues include the 7ft 3in bronze Sir Nigel Gresley in King's Cross Station, the Cracker Packers statue in Carlisle and currently the Emmeline Pankhurst statue for St Peter's Square Manchester.'
On the 25 October Huckleberry Films and the BBC and Press Association joined us at Bronze Age Sculpture Casting Foundry to film the alchemy of the Our Emmeline bronze pour (by Huckleberry Films).
Our Emmeline unveiled
Project background and funding
The project was conceived, and has been led and directed by Councillor Andrew Simcock, Chair of the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Campaign. Funding has come from Corporate Sponsors Property Alliance Group and Manchester Airport Group, the Government’s Centenary Fund (Centenary Cities) and individual Gold Sponsors who all purchased a limited edition bronze maquette of Our Emmeline.