ITV comes to Barton Arcade

ITV have used Barton Arcade to shoot their new big production on Emmeline Pankhurst.

Emmeline Pankhurst born in 15 July 1858 was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, Time Magazine stated: “she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back.” She was widely criticised for her militant tactics, and historians disagree about their effectiveness, but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women’s suffrage in Britain.

Barton Arcade was transformed into the period of 1902 with the cast dressed in suffragette period costume.

Morgan Leahy, Co-founder of The Offices donated the £1000 fee from ITV to Wood Street Mission charity.