28th February 2013 What’s On

Friday 1st March


(In response to trafficking of “surplus” beagles from Sweden to the UK for vivisection)
Meet outside AstraZeneca, Alderly Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4TG from 11:30am-2:30pm. Please spread far and wide, we need this to be big! Contact on the day: 07809293370

Saturday 2nd March



Assemble 11.00 a.m. Piccadilly Gardens.


Disability and The Cuts: A Community Conference

This day long event is organised by a group of disabled people living in Manchester. We have all had our lives impacted on in some way by the recent government spending cuts. If you have already been affected by the disability or mental health related cuts, or are afraid that you will be in the future, this event is for you.

Allies to the disabled community may also attend, but please do not book tickets too far in advance, it is vital that those with lived experience have a chance to book tickets first. We have a maximum of 80 spaces available.

The day will consist of a series of four workshops, the first workshop is run by the organisers and the other three workshops are open for submission. Please email the address below if you would like to facilitate a workshop. Suggested themes are: ‘Self Care’, ‘Intersectionality with other Liberation Movements’, ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Activist Strategy’. Please submit at least 100 words on what your workshop would involve. There will be a projector and a flip chart available.

There will also be a chill out room available where a lunch buffet will be served. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available all day.

There will be some advertising for this conference outside of facebook, but due to limited funds it may not reach everyone it should. Please make an effort to share this information with any disabled friends or family members who may wish to attend.

We ask for a suggested donation of £5-£20 per person dependent on income level. If you genuinely can’t afford to make a donation then you are welcome to attend for free. Personal assistants and carers may attend for free but must still be included when booking tickets. These costs will go towards the hire of the venue and the cost of the catering. Larger donations are also welcome, any extra money raised will go towards funding further events and/or protests.

You may book a ticket by emailing greta.w.schultz@gmail.com. Please state your name, how many tickets you wish to book, if you require lunch, and any dietary requirements or access needs we need to take into account. You may also bring your own food and drinks. The event is at Breakthrough Manchester, they are able to cater to most access requirements, contact us or the venue directly for more information.

Minuets will be put online live as the event takes place, and they will remain up afterwards with opportunity for anyone to make comments.


11:00 – Fighting Our Impairment and Mental Health Deterioration During the Cuts – With Greta Williams Schultz as facilitator and Steve Graby (of Leeds Centre for Disability Studies) as guest speaker. (2 hours including access breaks.)

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Workshop 2 (1 hour including access break, TBA.)

15:00 – Workshop 3 (1 hour including access break, TBA.)

16:00 – Workshop 4 (1 hour including access break, TBA.)

17:30 – Venue closes

Please do let us know if you have any inquiries or suggestions, or if you would like to volunteer some time or funds towards the event.

Sunday 3rd March

11.45 am “Women at Peterloo” Walk

This walk will explore the role of women in the radical movement and highlight their part in the events of Peterloo on 16 August 1819.
Meet at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street. Please note that it will include a walk up to Ancoats and back

Fee £6/£5. Advance booking strongly advised via redflagwalks@gmail.com

Monday 4th March

Mark Ayling
Thirsty Scholar

Tuesday 5th March

To celebrate Climate Week (4-10 March), Manchester Film Co-op invites you to a screening of the brand new environmental documentary, Chasing Ice.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Date: Tuesday, 5th of March.

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm, film begins at 8pm.

Admission: £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student.

Venue: Merci, Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester.

Thursday 7th March

100 YEARS ago, three suffragettes – Annie Briggs, Evelyn Manesta and Lillian Forrester attacked a number of pictures in the Manchester Art Gallery as part of a militant campaign for votes for women.

To reflect on the continuing legacy of these women, creative events group Un-Convention has putt together an evening to co-incide with International Womens Day and as part of “Wonder Women: Radical Manchester” in the Art Gallery’s established Thursday Lates series.

The punk trio were sentenced to two years imprisonment for “hooliganism” last year following a video of them protesting in opposition of Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a church was published online.
The free event takes place on 7 March from 6pm-8.45pm in the beautiful surroundings of Manchester Art Gallery.

Un-Conventional Women: Pussy Riot is the second in the series and aims to bring awareness to the most current issues arising in feminism around the world, focusing specifically on the recent events in Russia with the Pussy Riot trials.

The punk trio were sentenced to two years imprisonment for “hooliganism” last year following a video of them protesting in opposition of Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a church was published online.

Their subsequent treatment by the authorities was seen by many including The White House as very severe and unjust.

The programme for the evening will include the readings of the three testimonials from the controversial Pussy Riot trials.

Liz Green

The main portion of the evening will be dedicated to a discussion panel exploring political protest, feminism and particularly feminism in music, from girl power to underground feminist rock movement Riot Grrrl.

Contributors to the panel will include: Jayne Casey, Tracey Moberly, Steph Pike and Laura Kidd (She Makes War).

Pike and She Makes War will also perform as part of a spoken word and live music portion of the event alongside Alex Keelan and Liz Green.

Visit http://www.unconventionhub.org to register for free tickets to attend this event.
6th – 9th March Manchester Temporary Autonomous Arts is back!! (pls FWD)
Back by popular demand the Manchester Temporary Autonomous Arts Exhibition is alive and kicking! Opening its doors to artists, poets, musicians and creatives of all kinds on Wednesday 6th March for the 4 day event, we hope YOU will join us in the tide of DIY culture, energy, ideas and fun. This unique open access event aims to unite people from all backgrounds on many different levels with creativity, workshops, food, discussion, skill shares, films, and music and and all good things people feel to bring. It is the people who attend the TAA that make its success, being the curators, performers, artists themselves. Interactive, self created. Amazing! Get involved.
Around the country from London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Brighton, Sheffield and more, an underground movement has continued to rise over the past 10 years to become an exciting, active, and important network aiming to provide spaces for people not catered for in our consumer driven individualist society. To date, since 2006, there have been three main TAA events and two smaller 1 day events in Manchester. Although there has been a break over the past few years a new vibrant collective has formed to build on the events past success and future possibilities and they’d love more new people to be involved.
This is a callout to anyone who want to be part of TAA 6th to 9th March – you can exhibit your art work/ put on a workshop (all workshop ideas are welcome – it doesn’t have be art focused) / help with the kitchen & the space / contribute in any way, or just come along and check it all out!
Just email info@forbiddenartsmanchester.org.uk with the relevant group description in the subject – re: cafe, kids area, cabaret, art, workshops, junk fashion / crafty corner, tech corner, light graffiti, film, poetry, interactive dance, percussion, press and other. You can also just turn up and help out or produce / exhibit your artwork anytime between 6th – 9th March! (the earlier the better..) Also check out Stuff we need..
There will be more and more info on our website – http://forbiddenartsmanchester.org.uk/ – in the run up to the TAA, and here’s the outline of what’s on:
Wed 6th March: The space opens for artists to come in and start producing work (all welcome!), followed by Spoken Word performances in the evening & a Flattery Rap-off (still space for more spoken word artists, just email in)
Thur 7th March: Workshops during the day, followed by a film night in the evening (film contributions & more workshops welcome – please email in advance)
Fri 8th March: Workshops during the day, with a drum circle and acoustic sets after.

Sat 9th March: Workshops during the day, Junk Fashion Show & Cabaret in the evening! (more acts welcome, email in / come find us in the space if you want to perform!)

If you want to be kept up to date please send an email to forbiddenartsmanchester-subscribe@lists.riseup.net to subscribe to our shout-out list.
Please spread this far & wide and sorry about any cross-posting!

Saturday 9th March

Working Class Movement Library Celebrates International Women’s Day on 9 March, 2pm

The Working Class Movement Library will celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 9 March, 2pm, with an event exploring how outsiders are treated by society. The speakers will be Livi Michael and Ruth Eversley.

Livi Michael will discuss her recent novel Malkin Child which tells the story of the Pendle Witches Trial of 1612 from the perspective of a young child, Jennet Device. Livi lives in Oldham and is the author of many novels for adults and young people, often set in the Manchester area. She also teaches creative writing at MMU.

Ruth Eversley, who is a volunteer with Olham Unity, will discuss the work of the project in supporting destitute asylum seekers by providing then with food and support.

The event will be chaired by Bernadette Hyland who explained, “The theme of this event will be those who are treated as “outsiders” by society and are often subject to demonisation and persecution by the rest of society We are very pleased to welcome to Livi Michael and Ruth Eversley to the library”.

The event is free and open to all.

The Working Class Movement library is situated at 51 Crescent Salford M5 4WX. Tel: 0161 736 3601 www.wcml.org.uk email: enquiries@wcml.org.uk. Twitter @wcmlibrary

Sunday 10th March

Eastfield, Scene of Irony and Addictive Philosophy
The Station, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Afternoon Gig. Free Entry.


Friday 15th March

8pm Claire Mooney and the Moving House Band at M19 Bar, Levenshulme

£3 Adv/ £5 on the door
Part of Manchester Irish Festival

Saturday 23rd March

Sunday 7th April


Great list of punk gigs in Manchester at this new website: http://www.punkgigsmanchester.co.uk

Add your gigs there.

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