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From Manchester Animal Action:
Anti-Fur demo this Saturday at Harvey Nichols from 12 noon. We’re keeping up the pressure, after their head of fashion was forced to resign last week because of the controversy caused by the reintroduction of fur. See www.caft.org.uk/HN
Join us if you can from 12 Noon, at Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester, M1 1AD,
Whether or not you can make the demos, you can make your voice heard by contacting Harvey Nichols: Tel 0161 828 8888, Fax 0161 828 8833 Email Contact.Manchester@harveynichols.com
Saturday 26th October
Black Light Mutants have replaced The Throwers
Sunday 27th October
Just in time to celebrate World Vegan Day the lovely management at the Thirsty Scholar will be ordering new and extra vegan beers for your enjoyment. From 12 noon until 5pm Martin the Mod will be there with his veggie chef hat on so vegan food will be available. From 6pm til late Martin will change into his DJ hat to play SKA music! Come down, drink, eat, dance – any or all of the above – ALL WELCOME!
Thirsty Scholar, New Wakefield Street
Wednesday 30th October
Cake Liberation Front
Bring vegan baked goods to share. Sweet or savoury. Non-vegans welcome too!
7.00pm-10.00pm at V Revolution, 88 Oldham Street, M4 1LF
90 Degree Citizen exhibition project: Special Event
>> ‘RE-PRESENTING REFUGEES’ panel discussion <<
>> ‘PASSENGER 12’ multimedia performance <<
>> ‘COMMITTED TO REPRESENT’ exhibition premiere – open to view from 5pm <<
A range of key speakers and artists explore critical issues around art, displacement and refugees. As a dynamic movement, alternative practices and perspectives, cultural resistance or affirmation, political and historical contexts. Open to the public on the eve of the Platforma national conference on arts and refugees. A Virtual Migrants event www.virtualmigrants.net .
Discussion begins 7.20pm – panel includes:
Flora Alexander – Iranian visual artist based in Glasgow
Yusra Warsama – poet, playwright and actor from Somalia
Tom Green – director of Platforma national network of arts and refugees
Humberto Velez – international visual performance and media artist
Isobel Bowler – legal case worker at GM Immigration Aid Unit
Iseult Timmermans – artist and creative producer with refugee groups at Street Level Photoworks
Discussion chaired by Kooj Chuhan – artist and cultural producer, founder of Virtual Migrants and director of 90 Degree Citizen
Multimedia experimental performance: part 1 begins 7pm with part 2 after the discussion – includes artists:
Sai Murray (writer, poet, spoken word)
Maya Chowdhry (performer, writer, multimedia and interactive artist)
Aidan Jolly (composer-songwriter and musician)
Elmi Ali (writer, poet, spoken word)
Tracey Zengeni (vocalist)
Mazaher (VJ projections)
Pat Mackela (drums and percussion)
Committed To Represent – exhibition premiere with talks about the work at 6pm including special guest Mavis Makhaza from Gtr Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and WAST (Women Asylum Seekers Together):
Portable panels of photography and text, portraying the people behind the labels – our unsung heroes the legal immigration caseworkers and those who have needed their support. Created by Kooj Chuhan, Ursula Sharma and Mazaher, as a partnership project between GM Immigration Aid and Virtual Migrants. This is a pop-up exhibition only on show until 1st November in the Kanaris Foyer at the museum.
This event is a part of the 90 Degree Citizen exhibition, on show from 10th October – 17th November at Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
FREE to attend, but please register at www.re-presentingrefugees.eventbrite.co.uk
The café will be open during this event for food and drinks. Light refreshments provided. All timings are approximate.
Saturday 2nd November
Manchester Vegan Fair
10 am until 5 pm at the Methodist Church Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ.
Friday 8th November
Saturday 16th November
Remember fallen anti-fascist comrades, Ivan Khutorskoy and Carlos Palomino
Over the past few months, both Clement Meric and Pavlos Fyssas (Killah P) have been murdered by the far right and huge solidarity demos have been held in their honour. This is a great sign that solidarity can extend throughout the world.
On the 11th November it will be six years since Carlos Palomino was stabbed to death by a Neo-nazi, and on the 16th November it will be four years since Ivan Khutorskoy was shot dead in his home by Russian fascists.
We will be holding a solidarity demo on Saturday the 16th November to remember both Carlos, Ivan and all fallen antifascist comrades and friends.
We hope that everyone can make it, it is important that we never forget what has happened and that the fight continues!
We encourage all groups to come and attend, please bring banners and flags.
More information on Carlos – http://carlosvive.net/
More information on Ivan – http://libcom.org/news/gentle-bonecrusher-life-death-ivan-khutorskoy-17112009
3.00pm Manchester city centre
Thursday 21st November
Morning Glory plus 2 Sick Monkeys, Dead Subverts and Revenge of the Psychotronic Man
7.00pm Star and Garter, Fairfield Street (near Piccadilly Railway Station) £10 adv/ £12 on the door
Saturday 23rd November
Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/305339022930675
Any what’s ons?