Friday 22nd July
Saturday 23rd July
Live Music Day at ALL FM 96.9
11am – TO BE CONFIRMED
Noon – Nicola Roscoe
1pm – Sile Martin
2pm – Lydia Smith
3pm – Billy Baguette
4pm – Suzi Hoffmann
5pm – DJ Twinny
6pm – Vicky Richardson
7pm – Sabeena Khan
plus over in Harpurhey, birthplace of Anthony Burgess
Loitering with Intent Launch
Part of Loitering with Intent: The Art and Politics of Walking in Manchester and Beyond
Running until 14th October at People’s History Museum
Come and celebrate the launch of the Loitering With Intent exhibition with a project that combines three of our favourite things – Manchester, DIY maps and cake.
Official maps are about power and control. The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) want to redraw the lines and break down barriers; our maps focus on stories, feelings and whatever takes your fancy. The Cake Map of Manchester invites you to take a bite out of the city, with each piece representing a place. We want you to choose one to eat.
Is it somewhere special to you, are you consumed with love and want to keep it safe?
Or is it somewhere you dislike and you want to get rid of it? Be a Godzilla and destroy your least favourite building!
Perhaps you just want to know what flavour Central Library is or taste the canal without the risk of falling in…..
The choice is yours. LRM members will record stories you wish to share and these will help shape the direction of future wanders.
To create our cartographic spectacle we have teamed up with our friends at The Cake Liberation Front; a baking group for anyone interested in cooking without animal ingredients. All cakes will be 100% delicious and gluten free cakes will be available. We want everyone to be able to enjoy a treat and tell us what they think about Manchester. Please come along and play with us, devour the buildings you dislike and help us find the edible heart of our world.
12.00noon-4.00pm at People’s History Museum £3 Suggested Donation
Loitering with Intent Opening Party
Come and celebrate the opening of Loitering With Intent – because music, friends old and new, and a favourite pub is much more our style than a private view. Music is the Manchester debut of The New Seegers:
“Dedicated to reviving protest songs that changed the world. Excellent vocals, glorious harmonies and tight, fresh arrangements paying due respect to these excellent classics.”
The Morning Star
7.30pm at Britons Protection Free
Stand Up and Spit: Upon Westminster Bridge – a film about Michael Smith, introduced by Linton Kwesi Johnson
Stand Up and Spit comes to Manchester with a screening of Upon Westminster Bridge at HOME. Legendary reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson will preface the film about the late Jamaican poet Michael Smith, with an introduction about Smith’s life and work, and a live reading of his own poetry
7.30pm Home Manchester £10 full / £9 concs
Tuesday 26th July-Thursday 28th July
The Community Learning Festival is an exciting and free event happening at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Brooks building on Tuesday, 26 July – Thursday, 28 July 2016. You can book tickets and find a full programme of events for the Community Learning Festival here: communitylearningfestival-mmu.eventbrite.co.uk
The festival is a celebration of the diversity of learning happening in the local area. It’s a chance for community learning providers and University projects to come together and enjoy the facilities at the Brooks building for a series of lively and interesting events.
The festival will have a range of activities, workshops, walks and talks over the three days. Each day features workshops on themes like democracy, care, community and the environment. Most importantly, there is always something going on for all ages and interests.
Friday 29th July
Saturday 30th July
Bicycle-riding theatre company The Handlebards will bring their brilliant all-female version of Romeo and Juliet to our very own Fallowfield Loop cycle route in Manchester as part of a tour to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The Handlebards ‘4 for 400’ season includes four plays each performed by four actors in over 70 venues over the summer. The troupes carry all their costumes, props and sets by bicycle, travelling across the National Cycle Network to reach their shows.
Cycle or walk to the open-air show at Levenshulme along our linear traffic-free path, which runs between Chorlton to Gorton, and bring a picnic and a blanket or portable chair.
There will be three led rides to the event at Levenshulme – from Chorlton at one end of the Fallowfield Loop, Debdale Park at the other end, and Heaton Moor
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue Sustrans Fallowfield Loop cycle route, Crayfield Road entrance, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3NX
Sunday 31st July
An afternoon event of political folk, klemzer, crisis folk and cake at the Partisan Collective! More bands are waiting tbc.
A bar and some homemade vegan friendly treats will be available for munching and slurping.
This is an afternoon event and is an al ages gig. Everyone is welcome!
£3 suggested donation on the door. Any profit will go to the touring bands to help them on their way.
Acoustic folk trio with instruments like clarinet, accordion and a peculiar “washtub bass”, they lead their varied repertoire of folk-tinged ballads and klezmer waltzes leap to frenzied dance and critical speech. Sprank has only just ascended the stage and seems to thrive in cozy living rooms,a pleasant people’s kitchen and on any arbitrarily street corner…
Many crises manifest themselves in the traditional folk-songs that she likes to borrow, like excessive drinking, poverty and violence. crisis folk is the type of songs that she likes to sing. Alongside these songs, she sings about other more contemporary crises. About Europe becoming more and more like a fortress with the ever increasing border controls and violent repression of the ‘sans-papiers’ and ‘no border’ activists. Or the damage that is done to ecosystems in search of profit. Of course these are love songs too. As you cannot fight without loving.
This event is at the Partisan Collective’s space: 3Space, Mount Street, M2 3NN. The event and space is run by volunteers.
DIRECTIONS: Turn left of Peter Street after the Midland hotel. 3Space is at the end of Mount Street, on the right.
4pm: Partisan Collective, 3Space, Mount Street, M2 3NN
Thursday 4th August
Saturday 6th August
Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) Present: Cirque d’Compassion – Circus family fun day (human circus only!)
Come and celebrate the fun of the circus, without animal exploitation!
Stalls, music, circus tricks, vegan food, music and games – all family friendly and animal friendly!
This event is being organised by supporters in aid of CAPS to raise funds and awareness for the campaign to end animal circuses.
Find out more about animal circuses here: www.captiveanimals.org/uk-circus
11.00am-5.00pm Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, M21 9DJ £2 adults, 50p kids
Sunday 14th August
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August
Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September
Tuesday 6th September
Tickets £6.00 plus booking and admin fee here
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Manchester Vegan Beer Fest is set to impress across two massive days at the gorgeous Islington Mill.
Fat Gay Vegan is joining forces with extremely vegan-friendly Pitfield Brewery to serve a lot of beer to hundreds of people on both the 17th and 18th of September, 2016.
The Islington Mill courtyard will be enjoying the tastes of Mother May I food truck while superstar food providers V Revolution will be on the first floor serving their usual vegan mayhem. The host venue will have a range of vegan ciders, wine and soft drinks to round out the weekend for those with varied tastes in liquid.
Islington Mill is less than a 10-minute walk from Salford Central Station.
Participation in this event is priced at £4 (plus 40p booking fee). Food and drink is not included in the ticket price. Only ticket holders will be permitted to enter the venue. No outside food or drink permitted. Book your tickets NOW.
Manchester Vegan Beer Fest is an 18+ event.
Manchester Vegan Beer Fest is not a place to deliberately make people feel bad about stuff. You cannot be at this event if you intend to use sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist and ageist language or behaviour. The organisers reserve the right to deny or revoke entry to the event and will take great delight in doing so if you act like an anti-social person.
£4 (plus 40p booking fee) from: http://veganbeerfest.co.uk/manchester/
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