Red Flag Walks
Red Flag Walks
Taking history on to the streets
Programme for May 2013
Sunday 26 May, 2pm, Radical Ashton-under-Lyne
Meeting point: Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall
This walk will explore a number of episodes in Ashton-under-Lyne’s radical history, including the political career of socialist and suffragette Hannah Mitchell, the Chartist Rising of 1848, the Bread Riot of 1863, the Anti-Irish Riot of 1868 and the formation of the Co-operative movement. £6/£5
Friday 31 May 10.45am Dr Marx and Mr Engels
Meeting point: front entrance, Oxford Road station
The wrings of Kark Marx and Frederick Engels on philosophy, history and politics had a major influence on C19th and C20th thought. Engels lived in Manchester for 20 years, whilst his friend Marx was a regular visitor to the city. This walk will visit sites associated with both men, including Little Ireland, the Owenite Hall of Science, the Royal Exchange and Chethams Library. We will also discover the truth about Engels’ secret life! £6/5.
Advance booking recommended : firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information: http:redflagwalks.wordpress.com
The walks will be led by Michael Herbert who has been researching, writing and speaking about Manchester’s radical history for many years. His published work includes Never Counted Out!, a biography of Len Johnson, the Manchester boxer and Communist. His latest book “Up Then Brave Women; Manchester’s Radical Women 1819-1918 was published in October 2012.
Friday 24th May
Friday 24th May, Saturday 25th May and Sunday 26th May (Bank Holiday Weekend)
Monday 3rd June
Saturday 8th June
Thursday 13th June
Chris Butler at Thirsty Scholar
Saturday 22nd June
Sat 22nd June 2013
LIVESTOCK JIHAD, ROUGHNECK RIOT, DEAD SUBVERTS, CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES, BLACK STAR DUB COLLECTIVE, BUFF, WADEYE, HOLIDAY, THE MOODS, BLACK LIGHT MUTANTS, RESERVOIR COOTS
Saturday 13th July
Saturday 23rd November
Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair
Great list of punk gigs in Manchester at this new website: http://www.punkgigsmanchester.co.uk Add your gigs there.
Also check out http://www.punx.co.uk for a list of national punk gigs
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