29th October 2015 What’s On

Friday 30th October

Manchester Film Co-op invites you to join us for a screening of Lee Salter’s new documentary film, The Fourth Estate, with a post-screening director Q&A.

In the wake of the Leveson report the media’s focus has quickly diverted from a brief period of self-examination to business as usual. This opportunity for serious consideration of the true, entrenched causes and effects of the UK’s inadequate media must not go unexplored, and the recent press scandals must not be framed in terms of the “bad apple” soundbites we’re so often fed.

Examining the people and practices of the media industries, The Fourth Estate illuminates not only specific incidences of corruption by press groups, but how the wider business as a whole, including the film and entertainment industries, has a huge amount to answer for in the state of the political economy of the west. There’s no business like show business…

Solidarity (optional) £7, Regular £5, Cyclist, £4. Student/low wage £3, Unwaged: donation.
Yard Theatre, 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester. M15 5RF.

Sunday 1st November

This event has been created on behalf of Kurdish activists in Manchester. We support this event and encourage all those in solidarity with Rojava to show their solidarity with us and the Kurdish community. Let Rojava know it is not alone*

On the 1st of November, Kurdish communities and people across the world will gather to show our solidarity with the struggle in Rojava (Kurdish Syria) and the heroic defence of Kobane last year against ISIS aggression

12.00noon at All Saints Park, Oxford Road, Manchester


Manchester Autonomous Drinkers – BAMN #2 Launch

This month Manchester Autonomous Drinkers presents: BAMN (an unofficial magazine of Plan C) issue #2 launch event. One of the editors and authors of BAMN will be joining us to discuss a key topic in the issue – The Social Strike. We are also very happy to be inviting Jess Patterson from National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) to discuss their plans for an upcoming student strike.

To find us just head upstairs.

Ape and Apple, 28-30 John Dalton St, M2 6HQ


Wednesday 4th November

Levenshulme People’s Assembly Public Meeting
Decent homes for all – a right not a privilege:

Lack of affordable quality housing, homelessness, bedroom tax, rent rises, insecurity of tenancy and more. Housing issues affect many people in Levenshulme. The Levenshulme People’s Assembly is holding a public meeting to discuss these issues and brainstorm ideas for further action. There will be guest speakers and open discussion. All welcome.Confirmed guest speakers are Julie Reid (Councillor for Gorton South), and Jamie Whittaker (Breakfast in Bed Project).

Klondyke Club


Saturday 7th November

7.00pm £6 Advance
The Star and Garter, 18-20 Fairfield Street, M1 2QF


Sunday 8th November

7.00pm £12
Satan’s Hollow,101 Princess Street, M1 6DD https://www.facebook.com/events/1632389303680915/

Friday 13th November

Wadeye, Lab Rats, Paranoid State, Old Radio, A Werewolf and Boycott The Baptist
7.30pm £5 on the door Retro Bar, 78 Sackville Street, M1 3NJ



Saturday 14th November

Rare screening of the classic Wednesday play : “The Lump” by Jim AllenThis  will take

2pm, Three Minute Theatre,   Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG.

The entrance is  £3.00  (£2.00 for members of  Equity, Musicians’ Union and the Writers’ Guild in accordance with PAA License agreement).

Seating is limited and so  booking in advance  is strongly advised by emailing : maryquaileclub@gmail.com

The Lump was directed by the late Jack Gold and produced by Tony Garnett.  Tony has very kindly agreed to  come up and discuss the drama.

In 1967  Tony  wrote this  in the Radio  Times about the play.

“The headlines scream. A strike has broken out. The economy is being ruined by irresponsible elements. There are Reds under every bed. When it is very serious we hear grand phrases about “a tightly knit group of politically motivated men”. Yorky is such a man.

What is Yorky like? Physically he is a giant. Over six feet tall and sixteen stone, he is a bulldozer of a man. He loves his ale and hates the bosses. He is a bricklayer by trade and a revolutionary by vocation. For him a strike it not just an argument about another penny an hour – it is part of his life’s work to change the very structure of our society. Nothing will divert him from his purpose. A gentle man with a wry humour, he will not draw back from violence. He is a tough man in a rough industry. An industry which is getting rougher. Because over it falls the shadow of “the Lump”, a system of work where men are self-employed and on their own. Bought and sold like cattle on the hoof, they are often behind with their tax, their cards are unstamped, and an accident at work can lead them to the scrap-heap.

The Government is worried about it. The Unions hate it and many employers oppose it. It leads to industrial anarchy and it has been spreading like wildfire. Its shadow falls over Yorky. But he knows what he is doing – or so he thinks. Meet this man who sets himself up to fight the whole world. Whatever you think of him, I hope the conflict will grip you”.


Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2016

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