Ends This Sunday!
The OKasional Cafe is a squatted space which holds a daily cafe, regular vegan meals and functions as a radical space for meetings, organising actions, workshops and events. It runs until 18th March at the ‘Gamecock Pub’, check out their programme to see what they have lined up…
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March
The Manchester Campaigns Collective/OK Café ACT! Weekender will be a weekend of collective skillsharing, cooperative learning and creative collaboration between a wide range of people both involved in social justice campaigning and hoping to join or set up campaigns. Over the final weekend of the OK Café , many of the individuals, groups and campaigns that have contributed to the café over the past three weeks, thinking and planning for action, will come together to discuss how to ACT to challenge the injustice and oppression around us and to learn the skills and tools we will need to do it.
CURRENT LINE UP (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Saturday 17th March
12.00 – Introductions & brew drinking
12:00 – Sketch Crawl
13:00 – Prisoner Support & letter writing
14:00 – Legal/Know Your Rights training
14:00 – Activist welfare & avoiding burnout
15:00 – Climbing in the City – climbing skills for direct action
16:00 – Behaviour change
16:00 – Making meetings more effective
17:00 – Banner making workshop
19:30 – Reclaim the Night!
21:00 PARTY! Manchester Brewing Coop Fundraiser
Sunday 18th March
12:00 – Introductions and brews
13:00 Consensus workshop
13:00 Poetry & Protest workshop
14:00 An introduction to graphic design
15:00 – Fundraising & Finance for grassroots organisations
15:00 – Basic videocamera skills
15:30 – Facilitation workshop
16:00 – Radical Routes: Housing coops
16:00 – Dealing with the media
17:00 – So you want to put on a gig?
17:00 – Under The Pavement Radio skills workshop
18:00 – Autonomy, oppression & personal responsibility in “alternative” spaces
Saturday 17th March
Reclaim the Night, the Streets, the Lot!!!!!
We invite you to join us this Saturday night to march through the city
centre and reclaim the night! Meet at Albert Square at 7:30, bring
placards, banners and your mates! We’ll bring noise
What’s Reclaim the Night?
Traditionally Reclaim the Night marches have been organised by
feminist networks against rape and all other forms of male violence
towards women. These marches offer a chance for all genders to come
together to celebrate the feeling of walking freely in the streets
without the fear of oppression or harassment.
Why the city centre?
We invite you to march in the city centre where sexual harassment and
sexual attacks against women are far too common. Women shouldn’t have
to be afraid to walk through the city in the night time- perpetrators
of sexual violence should!
Why reclaim the streets- and everything else?
The city centre represents many other more banal forms of
oppression… a capitalist melting pot where images of women’s bodies
are plastered on the walls of shopping malls to sell commodities and
make profit at the expense of those further down the supply chain,
through shitty advertising campaigns; where public space and community
is eaten up by retailers trying to sell back to us their over-polished
and over-priced image of our reality. Don’t walk here, don’t sit
there. Buy this, wear that. F**k off!
We believe that sexual liberation and gender equality can only ever be
achieved in a free society. Capitalist patriarchy in all it’s forms
must be resisted!
Join us to march through the city centre, and, if only for an hour or
two, take back the streets as a place where we meet freely, have fun,
dance and shout and stand up to male aggressors and all those who
defend capitalist patriarchy and state violence.
See you there!
Tuesday 20th March
Manchester Film Co-op presents: Otto; or, up with dead people
A young zombie named Otto appears on a remote highway. He has no idea where he came from or where he is going. After hitching a ride to Berlin and nesting in an abandoned amusement park, he begins to explore the city. Soon he is discovered by underground filmmaker Medea Yarn, who begins to make a documentary about him with the support of her girlfriend, Hella Bent, and her brother Adolf, who operates the camera. Meanwhile, Medea is still trying to finish Up with Dead People, the epic political-porno-zombie movie that she has been working on for years. She convinces its star, Fritz Fritze, to allow the vulnerable Otto to stay in his guest bedroom. When Otto discovers that he has a wallet that contains information about his past, before he was dead, he begins to remember details about his ex-boyfriend, Rudolf. He arranges to meet him at the schoolyard where they met, with devastating results.
The film starts at 7.45 and is followed by discussion. Entry is £3 for waged, £2 for unwaged, low waged, OAPs and students.
Upstairs at Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 March (Post-show discussion on Thursday 29th March)
Wizard: A new theatre show by Dominic Berry
When an agoraphobic Wizard shares his world of tea loving carpet goblins and a zombie slaying dish rack with a neighbour from the flat above, three days of magic change both their lives forever.
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA8pm Tickets: £8/5
Booking: http://contactmcr.com/whats-on/896-wizard/ 0161 274 0600
Saturday 16th June
Anarcho Punk Fair
Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
Any what’s ons?