27th October 2016 What’s On

Friday 28th October

Manchester says Refugees Welcome Here!

Join our protest vigil to send a clear message – the refugee children are welcome!

Demand the British government bring the stranded children to Britain for safety. They are welcome here! The Dubs ammendment must be enacted now!

Stand up to the racisism directed at refugees and migrants.

6.00pm-7.00pm, St Peters Square, M2 3DF


Manchester Critical Mass
6.00pm at Central Library
Critical Mass cycle ending up at Old Abbey Inn for afterparty / booze / bicycle dancers.

Saturday 29th October

London Anarchist Bookfair


This year’s London Anarchist Bookfair will be on Saturday 29th October from 10am to 7pm.

Venue: Park View School, West Green Road, London, N15 3QR


Sunday 30th October

Thursday 3rd November

In April 2016 Charlotte Delaney, playwright and daughter of Shelagh Delaney (the Salford writer of A Taste of Honey, Dance with a Stranger and other plays) retraced an epic rail journey across America that her mother had first made in 1972. She was accompanied by Selina Todd, historian and author of The People: the rise and fall of the working class, who is now writing the authorised biography of Shelagh Delaney. The journey helped shape Charlotte’s latest play, Sweet Responsibility, which is having its first reading in the UK on Thursday 3 November 6pm at the Working Class Movement Library. Come and hear Charlotte and Selina discuss the life of one of Salford’s most famous daughters – and listen to members of MaD Theatre Company read Sweet Responsibility, Charlotte’s play about friendship and activism, as the ugly underbelly of a rural idyll puts a treasured friendship to the test.
As Charlotte explains: ‘I wanted to write the humour, horror, courage and love that lives in all of us and when we’re not vigilant can sometimes spill over’. Selina Todd adds: ‘Charlotte Delaney’s drama is the latest addition to Salford’s proud tradition of radical drama and women pioneers – not least Shelagh Delaney and more recently Maxine Peake’.
Free tickets for the event are available via Eventbrite here:

We expect tickets to book up fast – and please note that because of limited space, people will only be able to get in to the event if they have a ticket.

Saturday 12th November

Autonomous, Crywank, The Lab Rats and one more Partisan Fundraiser
The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Close, M15 6SY.
We are currently fundraising for a permanent space for Partisan in Manchester to create a space for independent, DIY, cultural and political activities in Manchester (www.spacehive.com/partisancollective)

FREE to members (just donate to our Crowdfunder to become a member – www.spacehive.com/partisancollective)
or, £5 on the door.

All profits to go to Partisan Collective to create a permanent space.


Saturday 26th November

A complete screening of “The House That Jack Built” by Shelagh Delaney

Shelagh Delaney grew up in Salford and came to fame in the late 1950s with her play A Taste of Honey, staged by Joan Littlewood, and later filmed by Tony Richardson. Her work for television has often been overlooked.

The House That Jack Built was broadcast by the BBC in the summer of 1977 and has never been repeated or released on DVD. The six 30 minute plays tell the story of the marriage of Jack (played by Duggie Brown) and Lou (played by Sharon Duce) over ten years. The Mary Quaile Club is showing this series by special arrangement with the British Film Institute.

In an interview Shelagh said of the drama, “Well I suppose they lose their innocence. That’s what the play is really about. They learn they’ve got to put up with things they don’t really want to put up with…certain aspects of each other. Jack’s head is full of ideas. He’s a poet. They are building something physical and emotional and sometime something collapses and they build it up again. They are concerned with timeless things like money food and sex. Jack and Lu are both very sexy. They enjoy sex. But there isn’t a bedroom scene in the plays. The audience expects explicit sex, but it’s more potent when it isn’t explicit.”

Nancy Banks Smith wrote in her review in The Guardian, “It had one of the finest openings since Damn said The Duchess. Enter the bride spectacularly drunk. As Jack the groom described it diplomatically ‘You danced every dance, you told a couple of jokes and when you’d had enough you fell down.’ This turned the traditional wedding night on its head with bride vowing – over and above love and honour – total future abstinence…I quite see that all this may wrinkle the nose of the more fastidious among us, but don’t read what I say, do what I do. Watch it..”

The House That Jack Built is being shown in two halves of 90 minutes each with an intermission for refreshments. Entrance is £5 (£4 for members of Equity, Musicians’ Union and the Writers Guild).

Advance booking is strongly recommended for this one-off event as seating is limited. Please email: maryquaileclub@gmail.com

This screening has been sponsored by Gill and Trevor Griffiths.

Saturday 26th November, 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Venue : Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG.


Residence: A Partisan Fundraiser

Come down for a panel discussion, and then get on your dancing shoes for our fundraising party where we’ll have residents from Manchester’s best underground parties playing til the early hours.

Speakers, residents and ticket details will be annouced sooon: get it in your diaries!

7.30pm at Islington Mill, James Street, M3 5HW


Saturday 10th December


After Party at Islington Mill with the Autonomads, Attempts, Holiday, Coproach and Lab Rats.

7.45PM £5 on the door


Anything we should include? Drop us a line at radio@underthepavement.org

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