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Friday 6th March
March Pub Quiz
7.30pm-10.30pm at SubRosa, Manchester Social Centre, 27 Lloyd Street South, M14 7HS
Saturday 7th March
Anti-capitalism and fashion – marking International Women’s Day
The Working Class Movement Library will celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 7 March at 2pm with a talk by Tansy Hoskins about her book Stitched Up: the Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion. Ballad singer Jennifer Reid will perform alongside the talk.
Winner of the ICA Bookshop Book of the Year 2014, Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the book explores consumerism, class and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation.
Tansy dissects fashion’s vampiric relationship with the planet and with our bodies to uncover what makes it so damaging. Why does ‘size zero’ exist and what is the reality of working life for models? In a critique of the portrayal of race in fashion, the book also examines the global balance of power in the industry.
Stitched Up provides a unique critical examination of contemporary culture and the distorting priorities of capitalism. Alongside this Jennifer Reid’s songs, drawn from the Library’s vast collection of songbooks and songsheets of protest and rebellion, will form an apt commentary.
This event is part of Wonder Women: Radical Manchester. It is free, and open to all.
2.00pm Working Class Movement Library, The Crescent, Salford
Friday 13th March
Plan C MCR Demanding the Future Campaign Launch and Autonomous Drinkers
Plan C MCR invite you to the launch of our current campaign – Demanding the Future. We’ve already received lots of feedback, our first demands have been published, we’ve joined the boycott workfare campaign in Manchester and have started to recieve feedback on our campaign. So, we thought we’d do a public launch to introduce the reasoning behind it, answer any questions people may have (including how to get involved) and then enjoy a few drinks together. We don’t imagine the actual launch taking too long which leaves more time for socialising afterwards.
7.00pm SubRosa, Manchester Social Centre, 27 Lloyd Street South, M14 7HS
Saturday 14th March
Ladyfest Manchester Featuring music from: Locean, LIINES, Little Rach, Rosalie 23, Vieka Plays and Power Frau DJs
Also: Zines from Northwest Zinefest and Salford Zine Library, Workshops and stalls TBA, Cake stall!, Raffle!, Badge making! and Other stuff!
Suggested donation: £5
All proceeds to Manchester Womens Aid who provide essential services to abused women and their children and are currently facing cuts which will heavily affect their amazing work
Klondyke Club, Burnage Range, Levenshulme, M19 2HQ
Sunday 15th March
Wednesday 25th March 2015
Close Up’ Feat Mark Stewart
Mark Stewart will be at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester discussing his work, career and ideas with DJ/writer Dave Haslam, taking audience questions, followed by a signing session.
One of the most intriguing people ever to use a microphone, Mark Stewart came to prominence in late 1970s Bristol fronting the Pop Group – politically-engaged and sonically-adventurous with an intensity matched by few bands before or since.
Mark worked with Adrian Sherwood of On-U Sound through the 1990s and beyond, releasing records firstly as Mark Stewart and the Maffia, then as a solo artist. Reformed, the Pop Group released their first studio album in 35 years, ‘Citizen Zombie’, in February 2015.
Doors open 6.15, event starts 7pm.
Anthony Burgess Foundation
Tickets: £9.25 ( £8.00 ticket price + £1.25 fees) from Quay Tickets
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