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Mini Archive of Anarchist Interventions – MA Fine Art 2013
*please note opening times below*
As part of the MA Fine Art Show 2013 at the University of Central Lancashire, Steph Fletcher has a small selection of drawings and ephemera on display at the Centre for Contemporary Art, 37 St Peter’s Street.
These works explore anarchist history; challenging the ‘nine to five’ working day structure, and encouraging us to imagine a free and equal world – where ‘worklife’ is revolutionised as a pursuit of nurture, sustenance, creativity and pleasure.
These interventions form part of a larger practice, which aims to question why we continuously fight for revolutionary ideas that have repeatedly failed in history; and to develop the hybrid artist/activist role.
Her final project ‘Torches in the Night’ – a spoken word project including three invented broadcasts from long lost activists – is also documented in the main degree show at Hanover Studios.
Many of the ‘anarchist intervention’ works on display are freely available as multiples – please get in touch for more information!
The Centre for Contemporary Art is home to Making Histories Visible, an extensive archive of black feminist artwork from the 1980s – present, curated by Lubaina Himid and Susan Walsh. Many items from the collection – including event posters, books, pamphlets and artworks – are currently also on display at the Centre.
Located: 37 St Peter’s Street. Opposite the University library, next to the bus stop. Please knock for entry!
11th Sept (MA preview night – all welcome) between 5 – 8pm
9th – 12th Sept between 11am – 4pm (please knock!)
Other times by appointment between 6th – 20th September.
Please arrange with Steph at email@example.com
Saturday 7th September
Ethel Carnie’s ‘Miss Nobody’ centenary event: a celebration of working-class women’s writing
Ethel Carnie’s ‘Miss Nobody’ is believed to be the first published novel in Britain by a working-class woman (centenary date 4 Sept 1913). She was a mill girl, brought up in Great Harwood near Blackburn.
It’s a free event and fine to just turn up on the day.
With readings, talks and song and a display of materials relating to Ethel’s life. We will also be launching a new centenary edition of Miss Nobody (1913).
2.00pm-5.00pm Working Class Movement Library. The Crescent, Salford
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September
Line up/ running order: http://dirtyweekendfestival.org/html/line-up.html
Sunday 8th September
Black Light Mutants
1.00pm Gorton Festival, Debdale Park FREE
Monday 9th September
ALL VEGAN MEAT FREE MONDAY 5PM TIL 8PM – RICE AND THREE FOR A FIVER AND VEGAN CAKE FOR 50P EACH! ALL WELCOME – COME FOR DINNER AND SAY HELLO!
Saturday 14th September
Monday September 16th
This month’s People’s Kitchen is being run by Kaye Phillips to raise much needed funds for HighPeak WomensAid.
We’ll be preparing a a communal meal and dessert at Glossop Labour Club. Main meal will be priced at £3 and cake at £1 per portion.
Food will be served from 6.30pm, please contact us if you think you will be later than 7pm.
All food will be vegan with gluten free options available.
To book indicate you are ‘Attending’ this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0782 861 7933. Demand is anticipated to be high for this event so please book to avoid disappointment.
Only indicate you are ‘Attending’ is you are sure you will be, it’s essential we have a good idea of numbers.
Thursday 19th September
International Workers of The Worls Public Meeting
The IWW is a radical union for all workers. This is a public meeting for members and people interested in the IWW with a view to setting up a Manchester General Members Branch (GMB).
A GMB is crucial to providing you with support in your work place and provide vital support for establishing workplace branches.
7.00pm Friends Meeting House
Sunday 29th September
Anti Capitalist Roadshow features Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey, Peggy Seeger, Jim Woodland, Sandra Kerr and Janet Russell.
7.00pm Bridge 5 Mill Tickets £10 (£8 concessions).
Saturday 23rd November
Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/305339022930675
Any what’s ons?