10th November What’s On

Saturday 12th November

Autonomads, Crywank, The Lab Rats and one more Partisan Fundraiser
The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Close, M15 6SY.
We are currently fundraising for a permanent space for Partisan in Manchester to create a space for independent, DIY, cultural and political activities in Manchester (www.spacehive.com/partisancollective)

FREE to members (just donate to our Crowdfunder to become a member – www.spacehive.com/partisancollective)
or, £5 on the door.

All profits to go to Partisan Collective to create a permanent space.


TAngerinecAT and Stephanie Finegan

Doors: 8pm Admission £3 on the door
Venue: Fuel Cafe Bar
448 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 3BW

Saturday 26th November

A complete screening of “The House That Jack Built” by Shelagh Delaney

Shelagh Delaney grew up in Salford and came to fame in the late 1950s with her play A Taste of Honey, staged by Joan Littlewood, and later filmed by Tony Richardson. Her work for television has often been overlooked.

The House That Jack Built was broadcast by the BBC in the summer of 1977 and has never been repeated or released on DVD. The six 30 minute plays tell the story of the marriage of Jack (played by Duggie Brown) and Lou (played by Sharon Duce) over ten years. The Mary Quaile Club is showing this series by special arrangement with the British Film Institute.

In an interview Shelagh said of the drama, “Well I suppose they lose their innocence. That’s what the play is really about. They learn they’ve got to put up with things they don’t really want to put up with…certain aspects of each other. Jack’s head is full of ideas. He’s a poet. They are building something physical and emotional and sometime something collapses and they build it up again. They are concerned with timeless things like money food and sex. Jack and Lu are both very sexy. They enjoy sex. But there isn’t a bedroom scene in the plays. The audience expects explicit sex, but it’s more potent when it isn’t explicit.”

Nancy Banks Smith wrote in her review in The Guardian, “It had one of the finest openings since Damn said The Duchess. Enter the bride spectacularly drunk. As Jack the groom described it diplomatically ‘You danced every dance, you told a couple of jokes and when you’d had enough you fell down.’ This turned the traditional wedding night on its head with bride vowing – over and above love and honour – total future abstinence…I quite see that all this may wrinkle the nose of the more fastidious among us, but don’t read what I say, do what I do. Watch it..”

The House That Jack Built is being shown in two halves of 90 minutes each with an intermission for refreshments. Entrance is £5 (£4 for members of Equity, Musicians’ Union and the Writers Guild).

Advance booking is strongly recommended for this one-off event as seating is limited. Please email: maryquaileclub@gmail.com

This screening has been sponsored by Gill and Trevor Griffiths.

Saturday 26th November, 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Venue : Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG.

Residence: A Partisan Fundraiser

Come down for a panel discussion, and then get on your dancing shoes for our fundraising party where we’ll have residents from Manchester’s best underground parties playing til the early hours.

Speakers, residents and ticket details will be annouced sooon: get it in your diaries!

7.30pm at Islington Mill, James Street, M3 5HW



Saturday 10th December


After Party at Islington Mill with the Autonomads, Attempts, Holiday, Coproach and Lab Rats.

7.45PM £5 on the door


Anything we should include? Drop us a line at radio@underthepavement.org

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