Thursday 4th August
Saturday 6th August
Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) Present: Cirque d’Compassion – Circus family fun day (human circus only!)
Come and celebrate the fun of the circus, without animal exploitation!
Stalls, music, circus tricks, vegan food, music and games – all family friendly and animal friendly!
This event is being organised by supporters in aid of CAPS to raise funds and awareness for the campaign to end animal circuses.
Find out more about animal circuses here: www.captiveanimals.org/uk-circus
11.00am-5.00pm Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, M21 9DJ £2 adults, 50p kids
Sunday 14th August
Monday 15th August
The writer J.D. Taylor recently wrote about the ‘strange energies’ that have been ‘unleashed by the Brexit campaign’ and ‘no political faction looks capable of containing, whatever the outcome.’ He wrote this before the referendum result was in. For him, we were coming apart anyway:
‘Whilst efforts are being expended, often ineffectually, to argue for the values of cosmopolitanism or political sovereignty, less has been made of the decades-deep disempowerment and disaffection by which the island’s own collective story has come undone.’
Taylor’s book Island Story, published by Repeater, discovers the Britain of deep disempowerment, but also the Britain of everyday struggle and triumph in the face of uprooting forces.
Social Science Centre and Manchester Left Writers are jointly organising a talk with J.D. Taylor that will explore his book on Britain, essentially a ‘tour thro’ the whole island of Great Britain’ on a bicycle, through the lens of the recent vote to leave the European Union. Taylor has set off on his bicycle again – to tour his new book – and he will be with us in Manchester, plus bike, on the 15th of August.
This talk will be free and held at Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester, M25NS, on Monday August 15th, 2016, at 6pm.
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August
Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September
Tuesday 6th September
Tickets £6.00 plus booking and admin fee here
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Manchester Vegan Beer Fest is set to impress across two massive days at the gorgeous Islington Mill.
Fat Gay Vegan is joining forces with extremely vegan-friendly Pitfield Brewery to serve a lot of beer to hundreds of people on both the 17th and 18th of September, 2016.
The Islington Mill courtyard will be enjoying the tastes of Mother May I food truck while superstar food providers V Revolution will be on the first floor serving their usual vegan mayhem. The host venue will have a range of vegan ciders, wine and soft drinks to round out the weekend for those with varied tastes in liquid.
Islington Mill is less than a 10-minute walk from Salford Central Station.
Participation in this event is priced at £4 (plus 40p booking fee). Food and drink is not included in the ticket price. Only ticket holders will be permitted to enter the venue. No outside food or drink permitted. Book your tickets NOW.
Manchester Vegan Beer Fest is an 18+ event.
Manchester Vegan Beer Fest is not a place to deliberately make people feel bad about stuff. You cannot be at this event if you intend to use sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist and ageist language or behaviour. The organisers reserve the right to deny or revoke entry to the event and will take great delight in doing so if you act like an anti-social person.
£4 (plus 40p booking fee) from: http://veganbeerfest.co.uk/manchester/
Saturday 17th September
Radical Women 1880-1914 Conference
This one-day conference on Saturday 17th September 2016 9.30am-4pm will celebrate the battles and achievements of working-class women in the drive to achieve a fairer and more balanced society. The decades spanning the turn of the twentieth century saw an upsurge in female activism as women began to organise themselves into trade unions, take part in the socialist debates on social and economic change, and demand the vote.
Radical women not only battled against the gender-conservative males within their family or community but also those who claimed to be fighting for equality.
There will be keynote addresses by Professor Sheila Rowbotham, University of Manchester and Professor Karen Hunt, Keele University. Papers include the Cabin restaurant waitresses strike of 1908; the life of Crewe tailoress, campaigner, activitist and author Ada Neild Chew; the forgotten history of domestic servants in women’s suffrage; radical women and the bicycle; suffragette Constance Lytton and the cause of prison reform; plus many more.
Full programme details are at http://www.wcml.org.uk/whats-on/events/radical-women-18801914/.
Tickets: £20 (£7.50 unwaged) including lunch and refreshments are bookable in advance from email@example.com
Michael Herbert writes:
I will be teaching two courses on the history of Radical Women 1790 – 1980 this autumn, both in the evening and during the day.
The first course will be in the evenings and will take place at Aquinas College, Nangreave Road, Stockport. It will begin on Monday 12 September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The course will last 10 weeks and finish on 21 November. (Half-term will be 24th October).
The course will explore the history of radical women in Britain, highlighting their struggle for civil, political and legal rights over two centuries. It will include the important contribution made by many women from Greater Manchester.
We begin with Mary Wollstonecraft’s book Vindication of the Rights of Women (1791) and then go on to the radical movement of the 1790s, the risings of the Luddites, the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, the Owenite Feminists, Chartism, Socialism, trade unions, and the long campaign for Votes for Women which started in 1866 and ended in 1918.
The second part of the course at Aquinas will start in January 2017 and covers the years 1918-1980.
For information about the course fees and how to book, please contact Sheila Lahan at the Adult Education Unit at Aquinas College, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 0161 419 9163.
I will also be teaching this course at the Working Class Movement Library, starting on Tuesday 27th September, 11am to 1pm. It will cover the same topics as the course at Aquinas. The course will last 10 weeks. Half-term will be 25 October and the course will finish on Tuesday 6 December. There will be an opportunity to look at original documents and items in the collection at the WCML.
The cost of the course at the WCML will be £60, payable in advance. For more information about the course and how to book, please contact me: email@example.com
It would be hepful if you circulate this information to anyone that you think might be interested in attending either of the courses.
Anything we should include?
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