Ada Nield Chew: The factory girl who fought for women’s rights (BBC News), 30 July 2023: the ‘Statue for Ada’ campaign announces the appointment of sculptor Hazel Reeves. Article here.
Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam (CBBC), 31 March 2023: Our Emmeline was one of the art picks for singer Nadine Coyle. Ricky visited St Peter’s Square, saying “This is the power of art”. Recording here.
BBC Breakfast: Statues of women, 1 July 2022: I joined ArtUK Director Andrew Ellis on BBC Breakfast. An enthusiastic Naga and Charlie asked us lots of questions about the project, public art, and the lack of representation of women in statues.
BBC North West, 8 March 2022: features on the unveiling of the Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy statue in Congleton on International Women’s Day. (Photo Pete Stonier).
Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture 2021, PSSA, December 2021: “Our Emmeline, Rise Up, Women won the 2021 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture with her inspiring statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.” Article here.
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I’ve been very lucky with media coverage. In December 2018 the Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiling, to a 7000-strong crowd, received blanket national tv and radio news coverage, with extensive newspaper coverage. Other highlights? Being interviewed by Naga and Charlie on BBC Breakfast about statues of women; Head of Tate, Maria Balshaw, at the Charleston Festival interviewing me about public art and politics; talking to a 50,000-strong football crowd in Manchester; being in the BBC One documentary Making of a Militant with Sally Lindsay; Jeremy Paxman asking three questions about my statues on University Challenge; and the Gresley statue popping up on Have I Got News for You . Some more highlights below, with thanks to all my interviewers, filmers, and photographers (including Stuart Walker, Roger Bamber, Andy Fallon, Nigel Kingston, Steven Roberts, Helen Tither). (Photo credit for unveiling crowd, above: Our Emmeline.)