22nd September What’s On

Saturday 17th until Sunday 25th September

Manchester Peace Festival
Various times and  venues across Manchester
Full programme at: http://manchesterpeacefestival.wordpress.com/

Friday 23rd September

Researching corporate ethics conference
20/08/2011 11:27
Collecting data on companies and products

Ethical Consumer are holding a one day conference in Manchester on Friday September 23rd looking at the potential for civil society co-operation on researching corporate behaviour.

Speakers include:
Ed Mayo – from Co-operatives UK
Paul Roeland – from Clean Clothes Netherlands
Danielle McMullan – Business Human Rights
Annesley Newholm – Easy Ethical
Rob Harrison – Ethical Consumer

We are looking at a range of subjects including how new mobile technology and ideas of crowd-sourcing are changing the way this kind of data is collected.

The conference will be held at the Mechanics Institute, a historic building in Manchester where the Trades Union Congress Was founded in 1868.

The conference follows ECRA’s AGM and more details are available here.

Saturday 24th September


The gig will be a mix of Manchester and London based bands put on by the promoter Jericho and the night is called ‘Some like it hot’. The Manchester bands are headlining and they include The Youth Anxiety and Disco Nasties. The London bands include The Midnight Barbers, The Skellies and The Bow Street Runners. They are loud and fast guitar bands with huge amounts of energy who play to have fun.

We will then do the same line-up in London on October 7th at the Enterprise in Camden which is a similar venue to Gullivers.


Start 19:30
Finish 02:00

Door: £5/£3 concs

“Cosmo brings his “Picket Line Party” to the Yorkshire House, Lancaster on September 24th. And don’t miss Lancaster’s very own rising talent, Miss P, with her cutting edge poetry on life, love, politics and riots. the dead class will bring the evening to a banging conclusion. Doors from 8.30pm £4 on the door (£3 before 9pm).”

Sunday 25th September
‘Stone Flowers’
Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, M17 1TZ
Performances at 12 and 2pm – Family friendly and free!
A moving and truthful journey with expressions of protest, peace, love and hope. An original song-cycle in English, Lingala, Farsi, Kurdish, French and Kikongo, influenced by folk, jazz, classical, spoken word and hip-hop music, performed by an ensemble of 20 people with percussion, guitar, saz, cello, violin and voices. The culmination of a six-month collaboration with Freedom From Torture North West.

Friday 30th September

Endtyme Records presents the first in a series of monthly extreme and experimental music events. These unique events, part band night/part club night, will feature a heady mix of challenging live acts interspersed with guest DJ’s spinning the best in DOOM/DEATH/BLACK/GRIND/NOI

SE/INDUSTRIAL, bands such as:

Napalm Death, Melt Banana, Sunn 0))), Goatsnake, Godflesh, Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Whitehouse, Swans, Extreme Noise Terror, Eyehategod, Burzum, The Berzerker, Boris, Merzbow, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Altar of Plagues, Wolves in the Throne Room, Electric Wizard, Bong, Dead Ravens Choir, Shit n Shine, Hey Collosus, Painkiller/John Zorn, Dethscalator, Aethenor, Blut Aus Nord, Nunslaughter, Decapitated, Cruciamentum, Vader, Origin, Conan and loads more outsider music!

…so get sweaty in the pit, drown yourself in heavy vibes and stomp the night away to the best the underground has to offer. Spread the word, show your support and prepare to be blown away!


CUT HANDS (Susan Lawly/Very Friendly) –

‘The Stunning new project from William Bennett of Whitehouse: Cut Hands represents the apex of Bennett’s investigations into the ritual/trance aspect of afro-noise with a series of instrumentals that combine African instrumentation – head-hunter horns, hand-percussion, djembes, doundouns, ksings – with threatening minimal electronics in a way that further exaggerates the psychological firewalk aspect of the last few Whitehouse albums.

The opening “Welcome To The Feast Of Trumpets” is a masterclass in eviscerating minimalism with nothing but whipcrack beats and air raid horns generating an air of extreme malevolence. Whitehouse were always at their most effective when they were at their most reductive and Cut Hands feels like the full exposure of that group’s exo-skeleton, stripping back the attack to its most primal basics while upping the level of implied threat. It sounds approximately like nothing else: “A bludgeoning mix of machine and vaudou/Central African percussion plus other acoustic instruments combine to create one of the most physically intense musical experiences ever.

Since 2007’s Whitehouse album Racket, and after his original ‘Afro Noise’ mix became one of the most downloaded experimental mixes ever made, William Bennett’s remarkable Cut Hands album has seen 4 long years of meticulously obsessive studio work in the making, notably deploying his special collection of Congolese and Ghanaian percussion instruments’ – Volcanic Tongue

Endtyme is proud to present CUT HANDS (William Bennett/Whitehouse) for his first live action under this new guise in Manchester!

After we played host to Whitehouse’s ‘final’ UK performance back in 2007, William Bennett has spent the last four years, since that legendary show, meticulously crafting the debut album from CUT HANDS. The debut was finally released back in May 2011 and consequently sold out of the initial pressings within a few short months!

Miss this and miss out!


http://tinyurl.com/3s95646 – ‘RAIN WASHES OVER CHAFF’ – Taken from the debut CUT HANDS album.

GUM TAKES TOOTH (Endtyme/Tigerblast) –

GUM TAKES TOOTH are currently in the process of gathering material together for their first ENDTYME release together with BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI which is set for release Autumn/Winter 2011. Here’s the low down:

‘Gum Takes Tooth, a thunderous rampage of noise tempered with an aptitude for precise rhythms and splintered melody, is a single-headed beast with two bodies: a duo of Thomas Fuglesang on live acoustic drums, physically wired into home grown electronic instruments and bare circuit boards, tweaked, molded and mangled in real-time by Jussi Brightmore.
The group formed in 2009, decisively bringing together their wildly varied influences of out-there noise, metal, primeval rhythms, spacious psyche, pan-ethnic oddities, primal punk, acid house and vintage electronics on their debut album, ‘Silent Cenotaph’. Their incredible live set has found them in high demand, with storming festival sets including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Supersonic and British Wildlife Festival in 2010-11, plus supports with luminaries such as Napalm Death, Melt-Banana, Acid Mothers Temple and Otto Von Schirach.

Both musicians have enjoyed disparate and involved travails through the musical underground, first playing together in the white noise pop outfit Infants. Brightmore featured in the pioneering I’m Being Good, the improvisational Milche Grand and Blood Stereo with releases on John Olson of Wolf Eyes’ American Tapes, Mike Connelly of Wolf Eyes’ Gods of Tundra and alongside releases by Thurston Moore on Dylan Nyoukis’ Chocolate Monk. Brightmore also co-germinated Chrome Hoof from its conception as a trio to multi-limbed prog juggernaut. Meanwhile Fuglesang, previously of Agoskodo Teliverek, now moonlights with Wart Biter and amongst numerous other projects.’ – Tigertrap 2011

http://tinyurl.com/3srb5b8 – Live in London Part 1

http://tinyurl.com/3b5z38d – Live in London Part 2

http://tinyurl.com/3zdh622 – ‘YOUNG MUSTARD’ taken from the album ‘SILENT CENOTAPH’

BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI (Endtyme/At War With False Noise) –

French born, improvised noise guitar and broken electronic duo (and partners) now residing in Glasgow, UK. BSBF have clocked up 15 ‘official’ releases; have had countless appearances on compilations and as remixers. They mix and manipulate a multitude of genres into one unholy, riotous noisefest. Massively intense live performances, BSBF were handpicked last year for Supersonic Festival in Birmingham as well as the highly regarded 1,2,3,4 Festival in Shoreditch, London, just this August. The pair are currently recording material with Gum Takes Tooth for Endtyme Records.

http://tinyurl.com/3sfl7or – Live in London


FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA (Human Jigsaw/Lone Vigil) –

‘Dark / Black Ambient noisescapes inspired by Celtic history, the harsh, rugged west coast of Ireland, misty boglands, dark nights, rural isolation, forests, The Burrens flora and fauna. Cavernous soundscapes (similar to Inade, Satori and Lustmord), moving into Vinterriket territory, with interesting tales of banshees and the pagan mythology of Ireland. The musical equivalent of standing atop the majestic Cliffs Of Moher with a gale force wind in your face.’

Side project from the man behind the extreme electronic act Drugzilla and the Human Jigsaw record label, FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA is a mixture of drone and dark ambience, which plays heavily on Celtic history. FRROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA gained a huge amount of attention and rave reviews following on from his first full length release on the UK based LONE VIGIL record label. He has just been on tour as main support for extreme metal legends ANAAL NATHRAKH under his DRUGZILLA moniker and scored a support slot with avant-garde behemoths ULVER, for a rare appearence in Holland under the FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA guise. We are looking forward to his first ever FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA UK live show!!

http://tinyurl.com/3qtoroo – ‘AOS SI’ taken from the self-titled debut album



PINE BARRENS have fully confirmed for the first event! Featuring ex members of ATAVIST, they recently had their sound described as ‘BLACK FLAG meets DARKTHRONE’, not too far off the mark to be fair! Check out their bandcamp demo:


All of this for one Great British tenner! More info on where to get tickets and all final details coming very soon, watch this space!






0844 870 0000


September 2011 until June 2012

From September 2011 to June 2012 Turning the Tide in collaboration with Huddersfield Quakers and other local peace and social justice groups are hosting a series of workshop called ‘*Nonviolence for a Change.’* This is a training programme for people with some experience of working with others to address injustices and make changes.

*Dates and Themes for the Huddersfield 2011 – 2012 course*

24 September 2011: Nonviolence, a dangerous idea
15 October: Playing with power 1: Understanding the system
19 November: Playing with power 2: Changing the system
17 December: Campaigners do it together! How we make change
21 January 2012: Don’t just sit there! Exploring direct action
17- 19 February: Is everybody happy? Tools for effective group work (This session is residential and for year-group only.)
17 March: The living revolution: building the alternative
21 April: Inner and outer: spirituality and activism
18 – 20 May: We can do that! Empowerment for social change (This session is residential and for year-group only.)
16 June: Celebrating nonviolence

*Year-long or Drop-in*

As in previous years, you can sign up for the whole course, or just dip into the sessions that interest you. This course tends to be oversubscribed and we anticipate a similar response for the 2011-2012 course. So get in touch as soon as you can if you’d like to participate either in the whole course or particular workshops.

*Fees and application process *


Participation on the course is via application due by 10 August 2011. The fee is £350 for the year; £35 per workshop, and concessions and payment plan options are available. February and May residential are for the year-group only.


Spaces for one-day participants are limited, so please get in touch to put your name on the one-day list as soon as possible. We get in touch before the workshop to confirm that you are still able to come and take care of some administrative business.

*The venue is wheelchair accessible.*

For more applications materials and more information see the website: http://www.turning-the-tide.org

Or email: denised@quaker.org.uk or stevew@quaker.org.uk

Sunday 2nd October

Slit Presents: Inner Terrestrials
Night and Day, £7

8th and 9th October: Join Noam Chomsky at…

Web: http://www.radicalmediaconference.org
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/rebelliousmc
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RebelliousMC

Please book now to ensure yourself a place.

Speakers include:
* Noam Chomsky;
* John Pilger (The War You Don’t See);
* Laurie Penny (Penny Red);
* Michael Albert (ZNet);
* Johann Hari (Independent);
* Jessica Azulay (New Standard News);
* Dan Hind (The Return of the Public);
* Emily James (Just Do It);
* Matthew Alford (Reel Power: Hollywood Cinema and American Supremacy);
* Zoe Broughton (Campaign Filmmaker);
* Mark Barto (London Video Activist Network);
* Robert McChesney (Our Media, Not Theirs).
PLUS speakers from Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (tbc), CopySouth, Corporate Watch, the Glasgow Media Group, GreenNet, iContact Video, The Manchester Mule, The New Economics Foundation, Nottingham Indymedia, the Open Rights Group, Platform, Reel News, SchNews, Spinwatch, UK Uncut and many more.
Frustrated with the mainstream media’s coverage of war, climate change and the economy, or already making your own media? Interested in acquiring new skills, or finding out more about exciting radical media projects from around the world? Want to join the resistance to the corporate takeover of the internet, or discuss how we can harness the digital revolution to help bring about radical social change?
Then the Radical Media Conference is for you!
Organised by Peace News, Ceasefire, Red Pepper, Undercurrents and visionOntv, and supported by the New Internationalist and Quaker Peace and Social Witness.

HELP NEEDED: The organisers of the conference are appealing for financial support. If you can make a donation, however large or small, please visit the RMC website http://rebelliousmediaconference.org/tickets/

Saturday 15th October

TNS Records Presents:
Autonomads and Black Star Dub Collective

1.00pm at Course You Can Malcolm, Gigg Lane Social Club, Bury FC

Sonic Boom Six
Moho Live

Thursday 20th October

Slit Presents: Restarts
Star and Garter, £6

Tuesday 25th October

Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard
The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Saturday 29th October

Slit Presents: Random Hand
Moho Live, £7

Sunday 30th October

TNS Records Presents: Eastfield, Garden Gang and Dead Subverts.

Friday 4th November

King Blues
Manchester Academy 2

Saturday 5th November

11am – 4pm Guy F@wkes Workers Bookfare
Bridge Hotel, Newcastle

Sunday 6th November

Northern Anarchist Network Conference
Bridge Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday 12th November

7.30pm: Red + Black Collective presents the Autonomads, Eastfield, Robb Johnson and Black Star Dub Collective
Yorkshire House, Lancaster

Saturday 17th December

Slit Presents: The Adverts
Night and Day, £10


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