7th July What’s On

Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July

MAD Theatre present a play about the formation of FC United of Manchester.

Simpson Memorial Hall, Moston Lane, Moston

Various times
Book online at: http://www.fc-utd.co.uk/m_story.php?story_id=6847

Monday 11th July


Friday 15th July

Partisan are delighted to be hosting the launch party for Hilary O’Mahony’s upcoming exhibition at 3space.

Partisan Collective will be serving drinks, playing some music, and enjoying the wonderful artwork! We hope to see you there!
‘whatever it amounts to’ is the title of a new body of work by artist Hilary O’ Mahony. This project was made in response to an observation of a vast amount of discarded scratch cards littering the streets in a South Manchester suburb. The lottery is an emotionally charged game. It creates many conflicting feelings, most notably luck, hope and disappointment. These associated feelings are encapsulated within this body of work raising questions about the ethics of the game. whatever it amounts to is concerned with value, identity and self-pursuit. It positions the national lottery as a lens through which these societal concepts are explored.
Hilary O’ Mahony is an Irish artist currently living and working in Manchester. She graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland in 2010. Hilary has exhibited extensively in Ireland and the UK as well as exhibitions in France and Nepal. Her practice is multidisciplinary.

7.00pm-9.00pm at 3space, Mount St, M2 3NN

Saturday 16th July



Tuesday 26th July-Thursday 28th July

The Community Learning Festival is an exciting and free event happening at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Brooks building on Tuesday, 26 July – Thursday, 28 July 2016. You can book tickets and find a full programme of events for the Community Learning Festival here: communitylearningfestival-mmu.eventbrite.co.uk

The festival is a celebration of the diversity of learning happening in the local area. It’s a chance for community learning providers and University projects to come together and enjoy the facilities at the Brooks building for a series of lively and interesting events.

The festival will have a range of activities, workshops, walks and talks over the three days. Each day features workshops on themes like democracy, care, community and the environment. Most importantly, there is always something going on for all ages and interests.


Sunday July 31st

Can you help?

Hi there,
We are Sprank and Shireen, both political folk from the Netherlands and doing a
small UK tour this summer, we hope you could help us play a show Sunday 31.7
Manchester,maybe at your place?

We hope you could help us out putting up a small gig, play at a peoples kitchen or fwd to other venues/promotors or houseprojects we both play acoustic or amped in small set
ups we usually play in free shops, peoples kitchens, house projects diy-venues, action camps, demo’s or busk the streets.

below is also our general tour mail, feel free to share/spread

Hope to See you this summer!

Frank for

Sprank ~Subversive Folk~
Shireen ~Crisis Folk~


Hi all,

We are Sprank, a three piece folk band from the Netherlands. Our music is
influenced by klezmer, spoken word and punk, our critical lyrics are sung in
English, Dutch and German and we love to make the audience dance!

We started by busking on the streets of Nijmegen but soon got invited in
squats, neighbourhood gardens, second hand/free –shops and actioncamps. Last
two years we’ve been working on our own songs and released a demo tape in
spring 2015. Also we contributed to benefit cd’s and are currently working
on new songs and hope to release some this year.

Summer 2014 we toured west Germany and in 2015 we toured north Germany and
Denmark together with crisis folk singer Shireen and are planning to tour
with her this year in England and Wales. We visit England and Wales from
Thursday 28.07 -Sunday 08.08 and hope to share our music with you in living
rooms, punkbars, people’s kitchens or on the streetcorner of your hometown!

Let us know if you can help us out or know a nice place to play and sleep…

Sprank ~ an acoustic folk trio with instruments like clarinet, accordion
and a peculiar “washtub bass”, they lead their varied repertoire of
folk-tinged ballads and klezmer waltzes leap to frenzied dance and critical
speech. Sprank has only just ascended the stage and seems to thrive in cozy
living rooms,a pleasant people’s kitchen and on any arbitrarily street


Shireen ~ Many crises manifest themselves in the traditional folk-songs
that she likes to borrow, like excessive drinking, poverty and violence.
crisis folk is the type of songs that she likes to sing. Alongside these
songs, she sings about other more contemporary crises. About Europe becoming
more and more like a fortress with the ever increasing border controls and
violent repression of the ‘sans-papiers’ and ‘no border’ activists. Or the
damage that is done to ecosystems in search of profit. Of course these are
love songs too. As you cannot fight without loving.


4th August

Sunday 14th August


Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August


Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September

Anything we should include?

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