Friday February 24th
Slit presents: Dead To Me
Night and Day
7:30pm £8 Advance
Blacklight Mutants and others
Crescent 20 (next to Crescent pub, Salford)
Saturday February 25th
Donations on door to www.sophielancasterfoundation.com
Doors 2pm, First Band 230pm
245 -315pm Firing Blanks
330-4pm Skip Rat
415-445 Bullet Kings
530-6 First Time Riot
615-645 Hated Til Proven
715-745 Sky Rocket Jack
815-845 Olive Branch
1030-11 Acid Drop
Upstairs Bar – acoustic stage
5-530pm James Bar Bowen
645-715 Paul Carter
745-815 Robin Leitch (Random Hand)
Bradford 1 in 12 Club
All Day from 2.00pm/ FREE/ Donations
Eastfield & DJs
The Lockwood, Woodhead Road, Huddersfield HD4 6ER
From Sunday 26th February…
The OK Cafe returns.
Find out more at okcafe.wordpress.com
Wednesday 29th February-Saturday 3rd March
Gerry Potter: “The Men Pomes… because men don’t say “poems”.
Studio Salford, Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
8pm £7/ £5
Thursday 1st March
Subhumans and Blacklight Mutants
The Witchwood, 152 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
8.30pm £8 Online Tickets / £10 on the door.
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March
Bradford 1 in 12 Club
Saturday 3rd March
TNS Records All Dayer with Stand Out Riot, Beat the Red Light, Faintest Idea, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Hated Til Proven, Black Star Dub Collective , Bootscraper, Sense of Urgency, The Kirkz, Sounds of Swami, Rising Strike (running order to be announced nearer the time).
Kraak Studio, Stevenson Square £5 Advance
Saturday 10th March
Ethel Carnie Holdsworth (1886-1962) was a working class writer, socialist and feminist who started in the mills in Lancashire at the age of 11. Her poetry brought her to the attention of the editor of The Clarion, Robert Blatchford, who helped her to get work as a writer . She wrote poetry and novels, edited the Woman Worker as well as anti-fascist magazine the Clear Light. One of her novels, Helen of Four Gates, was filmed in 1920.
On Saturday 10 March at 2pm Dr Nicola Wilson will speak about Ethel at the Working Class Movement Library as part of the library’s celebration of International Women’s Day. Nicola has written the introduction to a new edition of This Slavery, first published in 1925. Also speaking at this event will be Karen Bosson, NW Women’s Committee, Communication Workers union, who will discuss her exeriences as a trade union activist
Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 March (Post-show discussion on Thursday 29th March)
Wizard: A new theatre show by Dominic Berry
When an agoraphobic Wizard shares his world of tea loving carpet goblins and a zombie slaying dish rack with a neighbour from the flat above, three days of magic change both their lives forever.
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA8pm Tickets: £8/5
Booking: http://contactmcr.com/whats-on/896-wizard/ 0161 274 0600
Red Flag Walks
Friday 24 February, meet at noon, outside the Pankhurst Centre, Nelson Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. Take a gentle stroll up Oxford Road and discover its surprisingly radical associations including the suffragettes, Friedrich Engels, a visit by Malcolm X, student occupations and protests, the origins of punk rock in Manchester and the 1945 Pan African Congress.
Wednesday 29 February, meet at noon, outside the Black Lion public house, Chapel Street Salford. This walk will explore Salford radical history including socialism, Chartism, the fight for safe birth control, the General Strike, the Battle of Bexley Square in 1931, the suffragettes and the Working class Movement Library.
Saturday 3 March 10. 30am. I will be speaking about Len Johnson, the Manchester black boxer and Communist. Len was one of Manchester’s finest boxers in the 1920s, but was denied a title because of his race. In later life he was an active Communist in the 1940s and 1950s. This talk will take place in the Friends Meeting House.
Sunday 4 March, meet at noon, outside the Co-operative bank, Corporation Street. This walk is called “Up Then Brave Women”. and will explore the history of radical and socialist women in Manchester, including the Co-operative movement, the Town Hall, trade unionism, the Clarion movement, the Manchester Guardian and Peterloo
The walks cost £7/£6, the talk is free. Numbers are limited and bookings can be made through the Manchester Histories Festival website. http://www.manchesterhistoriesfestival.org.uk.
Any what’s ons?