15th November 2012 What’s On

On Now
OK Cafe returns!
It’s at the (former) Green House veggie restaurant on Great Western Street Rusholme/ Moss Side (just off Curry Mile/ Wilmslow Road)
Full details, location and programme here: http://okcafe.wordpress.com/

Friday 16th November

Until every prison is empty…SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON

The Stressed Out Collective, bands and members of the ‘OK Cafe’, are holding solidarity with the ‘B-VOX’ (a squatted social centre in Athens).

We want to continue our efforts to strengthen international and reciprocal solidarity, through our music and actions.
Saturday 16th November @ Okcational cafe
Music 8:00pm-11pm – £3 Suggested Donation for Greek political/activists prisoners support network

Live acts
Rachel Whatever
Captain Hotknives

Donations will go towards getting the crew over to Greece so we can give a free concert against Fascism in Greece. This will hopefully raise much more money to fund the living costs of members of the ‘Conspiracy of Cells of Fire’, the ”Revolutionary Struggle” and other Anarchists and Anti-Fascists that are detained in Greek prisons or having problems with the law for their actions.

“To those who stand in solidarity during our efforts; To those who act at night;
A thank you is not enough to describe our solidarity. Only a raised fist.”


Saturday 17th November

David and Richard from Under The Pavement will be running a workshop at the OK Cafe (at Greenhouse) on Saturday 17th July from 4.00pm-6.00pm.

Macro Micro: The Mass Media and Self Publishing
ALL FM’s Under The Pavement Radio Show present a workshop looking at the search for truth in a world of 24 Hour Rolling News.
What’s the story and how do we present it?
You’ll plan and record a short audio piece about the OK Cafe which will be broadcast on next week’s Under The Pavement Radio Show!

OK CAFE, Great Western Street (formerly the Greenhouse)

So, Saturday night at the cafe we are showing a film – Earthlings. Its pretty brutal. I think it challenges the idea that veganism is another form of lifestyle politics, and therefore limited in its capacity to change anything.

Bring vegan snacks – Cake, nice things etc.. to share! There will be food at the cafe from 6pm

The film is graphic, upsetting but equally important. Please come watch!!

” In 1999, writer/producer/director Shaun Monson began work on a series of PSAs about spaying and neutering pets. The footage he shot at animal shelters around Los Angeles affected him so profoundly that the project soon evolved into EARTHLINGS. The film would take another six years to complete because of the difficulty in obtaining footage within these profitable industries. Though the film was initially ignored by distributors, who told Monson that the film would “never see the light of day and should be swept under the rug,” today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organizations around the world”.


DIRT BOX DISCO & EASTFIELD punk rock mayhem at the Yorkie – November 17th 2012.

With support from The Kirks and Vincent & The One Pots.

The Yorkshire House – LANCASTER.

Saturday November 17th with DIRT BOX DISCO & EASTFIELD also featuring special guests The Kirkz and Vincent & The One Potts. This isn’t just another punk night at The Yorkie!! This is DIRT BOX DISCO – Born in the UK from the malfunction of a terrible musical chemical laboratory experiment! DIRT BOX DISCO are now free to roam from city to town, spreading the sonic filth to anyone that will listen, and people do listen! and they like what they hear, they like what they see! Gigging up and down the country and playing to a massive crowd at Blackpool’s Rebellion Punk festival, Dirt Box Disco have really taken off since their “Legends” album launch with STP Records.”This is stunning quality and mirrors the entertaining gist of the band and utter fun-time aspect that you cannot refuse. 10/10.”
Dave Fungus : FungalpunkCross dressing glam punk mayhem, pure entertainment in every word! can you look at them and not think What on earth? NO! but they will titillate you into submission with a cascade of verbal and visual pleasure! that is a definite! are you ready to rock n’ roll? are you ready for Dirt Box Disco?Eastfield, of course, need no introduction to the regulars at the Yorkie… Brum Urban Rail Punk outfit bringing you three chord punk, politics, catchy tunes, humour and songs about trains!! Get there early to see special guests The Kirkz and Vincent & The One Potts. Doors from 8.30pm. Five pounds on the door.

Sunday 18th November

Celebrate The Luddites’ 200th Anniversary


2012 is the 200th anniversary of the Luddites’ uprisings against machinery that was destroying weavers’ livelihoods. Were the Luddites mindless hooligans opposed to progress, or, as EP Thompson suggests, trades unionists fighting for their jobs in desperate conditions? Why were more women so important in the Lancashire and Cheshire riots? What is their legacy for today?

Come and enjoy our cultural celebration and find out more about this fascinating episode of working class history.

Music will be performed by One Accord; a four piece group that performs music and songs which draw on a number of influences including Traditional Music, Church Music and Variety Theatre. All four members sing and play various instruments:

John Green – recorders, English concertina and vocals
Linda Green – piano, accordion and vocals
Alison Whitaker – recorders and vocals
Peter Bearon – melodeons, duet concertina and vocals

Exhibitions and artwork will be displayed by Westhoughton Local History Group and Kevin Threlfall

Talks will be given by:

Richard Holland, editor of the Luddites Bicentenary blog, which has been recording the events of the Luddite uprising day by day

Garth Ratcliffe, a retired lecturer from Manchester Metropolitan University who joined the Westhoughton Local History Group about six years ago. Garth has played a leading part in delivering exhibitions about the centenary of the Pretoria Pit disaster in 2010 and the bicentenary of the Burning of Westhoughton Mill by Luddites in 1812

Organised by the People’ s History Museum and Luddites200 – a network of historians, scientists, artists and activists, which has been organising events to celebrate the Luddites’ 200th anniversary.

Suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above.

Free. Donations to the museum and to Luddites200 gratefully received

Booking Requirements: Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk

Thursday 22nd November

plus Only Strangers and Holiday (first gig!)

Tuesday 27th November

BENEFIT GIG: NOISE COMPLAINT, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man, Hated Til Proven and more
Wahl Bar, opposite Sainsburys, Fallowfield

Tuesday 27-Wednesday 28th November

2 evenings of films, performance and discussion to launch Platform’s book, The Oil Road, in association with Virtual Migrants and Manchester Film Co-operative
27th November 2012, 7.30pm 
Film screening and discussion hosted by Manchester Film Co-operative 
Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichawal, with readings from The Oil Road International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Manchester M1 5BY. £3 / £2 student/unwaged

28th November 2012, 7.30pm 
CRUDE KILLING – Climate, Race, Poverty: discussions and performance hosted by Virtual Migrants. 
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Manchester M1 5BY. Free but booking strongly advised at www.crudekillings.eventbrite.co.uk.

Saturday 1st December

Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair
People’s History Museum

Sunday 2nd December

Saturday 15th December

Anti Fascist Awareness Gig with The Sanity Clause, Kill Pretty, Addictive Philosophy and one more to be confirmed
Sir Charles Napier Inn, Blackburn

Saturday 21st December


Sunday 7th April


Great list of punk gigs in Manchester at this new website: http://www.punkgigsmanchester.co.uk

Add your gigs there.

Any what’s ons?

Email radio@underthepavement.org

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