Friday 27th April
Manchester Critical Mass
Massive monthly bike ride around Manchester City Centre
6:00pm at Manchester Central Library
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April
Luddites 200 Festival
Bit of music, bit of art, bit of politics, a couple of plays and films. What more could you ask for?
Full programme here:
Various times and venues in Huddersfield including
Saturday 28th April: Red Sky Coven and James Bar Bowen at Bar 122.
Saturday 28th April
Working Class Movement Library’s 3rd annual Frow Lecture
Socialist feminist writer and activist Sheila Rowbotham will give the lecture, which is entitled ‘Dreamers of a new day: British and American women’s alternative economic visions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries’.
Sheila Rowbotham draws on her most recent book, ‘Dreamers of a new day: women who Invented the twentieth century’ to show the range of ideas and plans women devised for a better society. While some have entered our daily lives many are yet to be realised and are still relevant today
2pm at the Old Fire Station, just down the Crescent from the Library.
All welcome, admission free.
A change of plan for the Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group Fundraiser to celebrate 18 years of the Zapatista Uprising: the example shows that another world IS possible, and we want to let it inspire us.
Entry is free, food (including vegan options) and drinks are available but people have to pay for them. There is a DJ for the party and members of the last international observation brigade will come to give a short report. All donations made will go towards the Zapatista prisoners.
7.30pm On the 8th Day, Oxford Road, Manchester
Sunday 29th April
A Common Affair: Zines, Print and Bands
Join us for ‘A Common Affair’, a day long celebration of the finest DIY and self-published art work that Manchester has to offer. We promise a room teaming with talent, spilling over with prints, zines, comics and more. Loosen your purse strings and feast your eyes upon the endless booty. Twelve teetering stalls of print heavy visuals and merchandise. Not only that but A Common Affair is proud to boast performances from Brown Brogues, Sex Hands and Former Bullies plus an all star hand picked DJ line up.
2pm – 6pm for the Affair fair in full effect
6pm – 8pm for the bands followed by DJs until midnight
Free Entry: The Kestrel Suite, Common, 39-41 Edge Street, M4 1HW
Zounds plus Litterbug, Hated Til Proven and Privileged Few
Talbot Club, Blackpool
Friday 4th May
Red and Black Collective presents Eastfield, Sanity Clause and Jezabelleza
The Yorkshire House, Lancaster
8.30pm Doors/ £3
Monday 7th May
May Day 2012
International Workers Day
Monday 7th May 2012
11am Assemble Bexley Square, Salford
Breakfast butties and speakers
12 noon March Departs
12.15 pm March joins people with disabilities assemble outside Moon Under Water Pub, Deansgate
1 pm Rally Cathedral Gardens
Speakers from local, national and international campaigns
2.30pm Social Event
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street
Entertainment, Food and Activities for Children
Tuesday 8th May
Gullivers, Oldham Street, Manchester
7.45pm £7 advance
Thursday 10th May
Sacred Trinity Church, Salford
£8 advance or £10 on door
Quiet Loner will be recording his new album ‘Greedy Magicians’ with a live audience. The album is a collection of contemporary political protest songs seething with disgust and shot through with melancholy at the state of our coalition-led nation. All attendees with receive a free copy of the album on release later in 2012.
Saturday 12th May
Means To An End Presents: The Mob plus Kill Pretty?, Andy T and Nu Pogodi
1 in 12 Club, 21-23 Albion Street, Bradford BD1 2LY
7.30pm (Finish in time for last trains back to Manchester).
Sunday 13th May
Slit Presents UK Subs plus Epic Problem, Louise Distras, 3CR, Total Bloody Chaos and Wrecks
5.00pm £10 Advance from Rockers, Oldham Street and others
Saturday 19th May
Victoria Baths (£2 entry)
Tuesday 12th June 2012
Saturday 16th June
Anarcho Punk Fair
Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
Any what’s ons?