Friday 8th February
This gig has now been cancelled.
Friday 15th February
Saturday 16th February
Tuesday 26th February
Saturday 2nd March
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Monday 4th March
Tuesday 5th March
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.
Sunday 10th March
Eastfield, Scene of Irony and Addictive Philosophy
The Station, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Afternoon Gig. Free Entry.
Saturday 23rd March
Sunday 7th April
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