23rd August What’s On

Saturday 25  August,

Manchester Red Flag Walks:11am.  Aspects of Manchester’s Black History

Meet at the entrance to Manchester Cathedral
This walk will explore a number of aspects of Manchester’s black history including the campaign for the abolition of slavery, Frederick Douglass’ time in Manchester, the American Civil War,  the life of Len Johnson – boxer and Communist and the Pan African Congress of 1945.

The walks will be led by Michael  Herbert who has been researching, writing and speaking about Manchester and Salford’s radical history for many years. He is a Trustee of the Working Class Movement Library and author of a number of books.
Advance booking for the walks is strongly recommended as a limited number of places are available. Please email: redflagwalks@gmail.com.
Further information: http://redflagwalks.wordpress.com

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August

From Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th August, Fat Out Fest, the Salford based, DIY festival, returns to Islington Mill for its second year, with an electrifying line-up set to blast away the other summer festivals.

Weekend tickets cost £25 and give full access to two days of more than thirty ear-bending and diverse bands, a market space filled with stalls of artists and independent record labels, local artwork, face-painting, fancy dress, delicious grub and, ultimately, a teeth-shattering two-day party in the enchanting setting of the old mill building in Salford.

Highlights for the Saturday include Norwegian pulverisers Arabrot, the avant-metal usurpers Talons, the hotly tipped Queer’d Science and newly reformed Manchester D-beat legends Hammers.

Sunday offers an exclusive solo performance from the Queen of Siam Lydia Lunch, autumnal-folk hero Alexander Tucker, ex-This Heat/Camberwell Now innovator Charles Hayward and the inaugural live performance from occultist electronic group Young Hunting.

Emma Thompson, who founded Fat Out in 2007, said: “We are really excited to be back for a second year with an even more varied and experimental programme. As we grow with our regular gig nights and festivals we hope to provide increasing opportunities for people to make a living from their art, to be able to employ stronger environmental policies and to continue to put on unforgettable parties!”

Fat Out Fest is set to be the fattest and loudest little festival this summer – Don’t miss out!

For up to date information and full line up, please visit: http://www.fatout.co.uk

Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th August and Monday 27th August

Sunday 26th August

Tuesday 28th August

Open Rights Group Manchester
7pm at the Lass o Gowrie
36 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB
It’s our first meeting of ORG Manchester. Come and get involved to help set the focus and scope of the group.
What is ORG (Open Rights Group)?
The Open Rights Group exists to preserve and promote your rights in the digital age. Our freedoms are under attack in the digital world: from  governments and vested business interests. So we campaign against  threats to your rights.
We work on issues ranging from e-voting to copyright, open data and privacy.
We do this by talking to policy-makers and other activists and  working with other campaign groups (both here and abroad). We raise the  profile of these issues and present our arguments through conventional  and social media. And of key importance, we mobilise our supporters to take part in our campaigns, for example by contacting their MP.
Why a local group for Manchester?
Well it’s better than shouting at the TV. ORG is encouraging local groups to form to take further action on some of the most vital issues we face. We are keen to campaign against legislation like the ‘Snooper’s Charter’, Internet Censorship, ACTA (we won this one!) and whatever challenges to Internet freedoms come up next.
The Open Rights Group has also had good successes with ‘Open Data’, getting the government to free up access to mapping and council data. Local groups may be able to take this work further.
And besides campaigning and lobbying, local groups are also a great forum for interesting speakers and new ideas in the areas of digital freedoms and free culture. There is a list of speakers who are happy to visit Manchester to speak at a local ORG group. Who should we invite first?
How can I get involved?
Please come to our founding meeting if you can on Tuesday 28th August, 7pm at the Lass o Gowrie in the ‘snug’ area. Or if you can’t make the meeting then please join our email list which you can sign up for here – http://lists.openrightsgroup.org/mailman/listinfo/org-manchester

Thursday 30th August

Film showing on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The Echo of the Pain of the Many, a documentary by Ana Lucía Cuevas

The Echo of Pain of the Many is a moving, thought-provoking and rare documentary by a Latin American woman, recording her return from exile and into the still dangerous and volatile political environment of contemporary Guatemala, where over the course of four years, writer-director Ana Lucia Cuevas discovers, through the archived records of the perpetrators of the crimes themselves, the involvement of her own government and foreign Intelligence Services in the abduction, torture and murders of her brother and his young family.

Afterwards: Q&A session with the director

Doors open 7:30pm, Film starts at 8:00pm

Cold Food, Snacks and Drinks available during the event

Entrance Free

111 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7DUhttp://eighth-day.co.uk/contact/

A Collaboration of On the Eighth Day Café and Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group

Saturday 1st September

Friday September 7th

Vice Squad and Sanity Clause
Yorkshire House, Lancaster
£6 Advance/ £8 Door

Saturday 8th September

Thursday 13th September

Bang Said The Gun: Manchester

Stand up poetry for those who don’t like poetry (especially the stuff about thwarted love and daffodils…)
Each week we have a different special guest head-liner poet and on Thursday 13th September our head-liner will be the awe-inspiring… Mike Garry!
7.30pm til 10.30pm
Old Nags Head, Jacksons Row, (off Deansgate), Manchester, M2 5WD
£5 / £3 concessions (concessions = anyone skint)

Saturday 15th September 

TNSrecords Punk & Ska All-dayer LONDON:

We are breaking away from Manchester and heading south to bring the TNSrecords all-dayer to London on the 15th September.

There will be 10 bands delivering a mixture of Punk & Ska, featuring TNS bands and some of our other favourites.

Comfirmed so far are: Faintest Idea, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Stand Out Riot, Hated Til Proven, the Kirkz and Only Strangers. More to be announced soon.

Tickets will be £6 adv, £7 before 3 and £8 after. The Grosvenor Stockwell, London, SW9 0TP

****We are looking at putting on a coach from Manchester. If you are interested please get in touch, we will only be able to do it if we can fill it. It leave Manchester around 8/9am with a pick up in Stoke and returning after the gig.****

Check out the facebook EVENT for all the latest info.

Saturday 22nd September

Wednesday 3rd October

Sunday 4th November

Saturday 1st December

Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair
People’s History Museum


Great list of punk gigs in Manchester at:

Any what’s ons?

Email radio@underthepavement.org

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