8th May What’s On

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Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair Saturday 29th November 2014 at People’s History Museum.

Ongoing actions/ campaigns:

From Manchester Animal Action:

Anti-Fur demo this Saturday at Harvey Nichols from 12 noon.
We’re keeping up the pressure, after their head of fashion was forced to resign because of the controversy caused by the reintroduction of fur. See:
Join us if you can from 12 Noon, at Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester, M1 1AD

Meat Free Mondays
5pm til last orders at 7pm all vegan rice & 3 for £5 – Mod’s Veggie/Vegan Cafe, Manchester at Thirsty Scholar – all welcome!

Friday 9th May

From Subrosa Folk:

We’d love it if you came to the SubRosa pub quiz this Friday at 7.30pm.
It’ll be at SubRosa, 27 Lloyd St. South, M14 5HX
Evenings are longer and lighter now, and our new radical social centre is a great place to start your weekend. Come along to SubrosA Manchester this Friday evening for a “pub” quiz with a twist.
A cash prize will be awarded to the winning team, and another prize for the best team name.
Teams can be sorted out when you get here.
**BYOB / corkage fees apply / no spirits.




Saturday 10th May

Free music at Manchester’s new social centre SubrosA Manchester, come along to sample the cuisine (£4 a meal), bring your own booze (there’s a corkage fee but it isn’t much! £1.50 for a bottle of wine) and listen to two very talented Manchester musicians.

‘The Happy Soul only seldom appears to be happy, but invariably brings happiness to those who hear his music. His voice can go from a tender whisper to a typhoon-like roar if necessary.’


8.00pm-11.00pm Subrosa 27 Lloyd St South M14 5HX

Monday 12th May-Wednesday 14th May

The Working Class Movement Library is excited to announce details of its second mini film festival. Last Cage Down has a mining theme, to mark the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike. All screenings are free – including free popcorn…


Mon 12 May 7pm The Road to Drumleman tells the story of brotherhood at the Argyll Colliery (1947-1967). When artist Jan Nimmo’s dad, a former shot firer at the pit, died, she sought out the remaining men who had worked alongside him to piece together the story of Scotland’s most remote coal mine. Jan’s husband Paul will introduce the film.

Tues 13 May 7pm The Last Strike, followed by a talk by Dave Douglass, the NUM activist known as ‘Danny the Red’. In 1984 a French TV crew made what Dave describes as the best film made about the strike, La Dernière Grève. It focuses on St Helen’s, and the solidarity of Lancashire miners and the key role played by women come powerfully across.

Wed 14 May 7pm Last Pit in the Valley Irwell Valley Mining Project’s acknowledgement of lost Salford pits and reminder of miners’ working conditions through the years. Plus Pride in the Pits, a tribute to the men and women who worked in the North Staffordshire coalfield.

The Library is also pleased to welcome Mark Metcalf from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign to talk on Wednesday 14 May at 2pm about the Campaign’s determination to seek truth and justice for the miners victimised by the police at the Orgreave Coking Plant, South Yorkshire, during that key event in the strike in June 1984.

Thursday 15th May

Black Star Dub Collective play ‘Love Reggae’ at Cuba Bar (formally Saki Bar)
9pm to 1am
£3 before 11pm, £5 from 11pm onwards.


Saturday 17th May


Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May


Other stages:

TNS STAGE (Saturday)
Vanilla Pod
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man
Black Volvo
Wonk Unit
The Liabilities
Mr Shiraz
The Crash Mats

Speed Dinosaurs
Joe McCorriston
Emma Hallows
Pullman Porter
Tim Holehouse
Sammy Merbus
Jake Martin
Goy Boy Mcilroy
Mauri Clash City Rocker
Joe Solo
Matty James
Henry Raby

Dead Neck
Roughneck Riot
Hated til Proveb


Billy liar
Rob Galloway
Villy Raze
Jonny Gill
Eliza P.
Mixtape Saints
The Lone Groover
The Love we leave Behind(Barney)
Tim Loud
Dave Heap
Henry Raby

Beretta Suicide
A Sudden Vengeance Waits
Bob Hoskins Experience

Saturday 24th May
A Writer Looks at History
A discussion with writer John Fay on how television presents history.
Saturday 24 May, 2.30pm. Free.
Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JG www.threeminutetheatre.co.uk
John Fay is the creator and chief scriptwriter of the Channel Four series The Mill. Based on real events at Styal Mill in the 1830s, the first series aired in 2013 and showed the struggle for better working conditions and the Ten Hour Day. The second series, set in the 1840s at the time of the Chartists, will air this autumn.
In addition to The Mill, John’s work on television over the last 20 years has included Blue Murder, Brookside, Coronation Street, Clocking Off, Primeval and Torchwood.
This meeting has been organised by the Mary Quaile Club which organises regular discussions in Greater Manchester on history and politics from a left perspective.
This event has been sponsored by Manchester and Salford NUJ, PCS North West region, Salford UNISON, Wigan UNISON, UNITE social action branch, UNITE Rochdale, UNITE North West region and the North West Labour History Society.
More information: http://maryquaileclub.wordpress.com

Saturday 31st May
Punx Inna Jungle Summer Bash
8.00pm Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme

Saturday 7th June

Social Centre Fundraiser With DJs and Live Music
Black Jack Brewery, Manchester
(More Details Soon!)

Hacktivism: the Unlocking Ideas Hackathon

Event held at Islington Mill, Saturday 7 June – Sunday 8 June, 1.00pm – 1.00pm

Unlocking Ideas Worth Fighting For, a collaborative project between the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library, is excited to announce details of its 24 hour hackathon weekend.

From 1.00pm on Saturday 7 June to 1.00pm on Sunday 8 June, Unlocking Ideas Worth Fighting For is inviting programmers, campaigners, designers and anyone in between to team up in Salford’s Islington Mill and create the next generation of protest tools.

During the last two centuries the people demanded change by taking to the street. From the Chartists to the suffragettes to the peace movement, those demanding change expressed their views publicly by bearing the tools of protest; placards, banners and posters.

Now, activism is being redefined by the digital age. MyDavidCameron.com started this process; we’re looking at where it goes from here: could campaign music make the world a better place? Could short notice protests be bigger and better? Could movements realise what material has the biggest impact?

Get inspired by these questions and more and use the digitised collections of the People’s History Museum and Working Class Movement Library to hack new ways of speaking truth to power.

WiFi will be supplied and enabled by the fantastic Get Me Connected making sure you can get connected on the device (or devices) of your choice at any time. Food will be provided and our event hosts, Islington Mill, will kindly be putting on an honesty bar for the event. Booking is via eventbrite and please check the People’s History Museum and Working Class Movement Library events pages for more information. Hacktivism is a free event, suitable for adults.

Wednesday 11th June
Wahl Bar, Fallowfield
7.30pm £3

Saturday 14th June


Great list of punk gigs in Manchester at this new website: http://www.punkgigsmanchester.co.uk Add your gigs there.
Also check out http://www.punx.co.uk for a list of national punk gigs

Any what’s ons?

Email radio@underthepavement.org

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