21st March 2013 What’s On

Not an event but:

New Current Affairs Editors sought for Manchester Mule

Manchester Mule is seeking new volunteer editors to write, commission and edit articles for our regularly updated website.

We cover a wide range of issues, but we pay particular attention to issues of corporate power in the city, gentrification and social inequalities, and accountability in local government and the police force, migrant justice, environmental sustainability, and new art and culture.

Previous experience is a bonus, but non-essential. The Mule editorial collective draws support from a range of experienced professional journalists, and can provide training and support for those new to journalism.

Ideally we are looking for individuals who:

Have an interest in and enthusiasm for the political, economic and cultural goings on in Manchester.
Have a desire to dig dirt and help people to tell their stories to the world.
Like to work collaboratively as part of a team.

In the role of current affairs editor you will join a team dedicated to bringing independent coverage of news and culture to one of the UK’s major cities. The opportunities presented by this role include:

Building your CV and constructing a portfolio of written work
Training in writing, commissioning, researching and editing
Developing contacts and networks in the city
Contributing to independent local journalism for a publication with a national profile
Many previous volunteers have gone on to pursue careers as professional journalists using their experience with Mule as a base to pursue careers working with media organisations including the Financial Times, Radio 4, the New Internationalist and Ethical Consumer Magazine.

The role will involve the following core responsibilities:

Commissioning and editing current affairs stories from other writers
Publishing, as a guide, one article on the website per week – to be written by yourself or commissioned from other writers.
Attending a weekly editorial collective meeting to discuss content and direction and to monitor unfolding events in the city and North West region.
Attending, participating in and helping to organise workshops and writers’ training days
Applicants should send a CV, a 300 word statement of interest and, if possible, a sample of your writing to editor@manchestermule.com

Saturday 22nd March

Saturday 23rd March

Wednesday 27th March

Thursday 28th March

Show…your support for the Morning Star, the only left wing daily in Britain, at the Ordinary Rebels Morning Star Social March 28  from 7pm at 3 Minute Theatre (in Afflecks Palace: Ground Floor).  Join comedian Dave Puller and singer Claire Mooney for an evening of folk music, stand up, poetry and satirical sketches. Only £3!

Saturday 30th March

Saturday 6th April

Sunday 7th April

Sunday 21st April

Save the date – Sladyfest is back!

The non-profit, feminist festival returns to Slade Hall in Levenshulme on Sunday 21st April from 1pm, with a special programme dedicated to our bodies. Yes folks, we’ve all got one!

Callout: Ideas are invited for women / trans – led workshops that explore, animate and celebrate our bodies, or that debate and subvert our notions of them. Please also get in touch if you’d like to get involved on the day, or exhibit your art or show your film on the theme of ‘bodies’ during the festival: sladyfest@gmail.com

Building on the success of the January one-dayer, the day will also include practical skills and activities, a crèche, hot vegan food, the freeshop and the open mic.

More updates soon, in the meantime please spread the word!

Come and be inspired, whatever your gender!


For more info see our website: http://sladyfest.wordpress.com/

***Note: Sladyfest is organised by a small group and not all are on facebook. If you would like to put on a workshop or get involved please email sladyfest@gmail.com ***

Sunday 5th May

Victoria Baths Fanzine Fair

Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road


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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