Friday 13th July
Saturday 14 July
Meeting point : Black Lion public house, 63 Chapel Street, Salford M3 5BZ.
This walk will explore Salford’s rich radical history include the Flat Iron Market, the General Strike of 1842, vegetarian Christians, Salford’s first birth control clinic, Salford’s Socialists, Votes for Women and the disturbances in Bexley Square in 1932.
This will be a circular walk which will return to the Black Lion. It has been organised in association with the Black Lion.
The Sanity Clause
FREE (I think. It”s Bob birthday bash so bring vegan cake!)
Tuesday 17th July
UN-CAGED BIRDS: JUSTICE AND JAZZ, THEN AND NOW
Is Jazz free to reach out, speak out and represent its black roots?
A musically illustrated discussion about the relationships between Jazz, Black History and current racial dynamics, by a particularly strong panel of speakers representing both musicians and researchers. This may be the most important event about Jazz in the UK this year.
With Dr Alan Rice (historian of radical slavery narratives and cultural work), Juliet Kelly (singer-songwriter who has worked with Courtney Pine), Jason Toynbee (director of the Black British Jazz Research Project), Myke Wilson (leading black British drummer from Manchester), Pat Mackela (Congolese drummer from Beating Wing Orchestra) and Lis Murphy (director of Musicians Without Borders).
6pm-8pm, Tuesday 17th July 2012, Matt and Phreds Jazz Club
Wednesday 18th July
JAZZ AND THE REAL WORLD with Chris Searle
How have jazz musicians connected with movements for change?
Jazz critic and educationalist Chris Searle provokes a stimulating dialogue illustrated with a range of recorded music, about jazz and its struggles over the decades. This event coincides with the publication of his new book, “Red Groove”. It also precedes the Zoe Rahman gig later that evening.
“Chris Searle provides the reader with the social and political background to the music, which alas all too many of its listeners choose to conveniently remain ignorant of … Searle’s narrative is spellbinding, and his observations and analyses are astute and piercing.” (Rainlores World Of Music)
6pm-7.30pm, Band On The Wall
Thursday 19th July
Songs Of The Caged Bird – post-show discussion
An after-show discussion in association with Lifting The Lid and including Manchester-based historian Washington Alcott.
The musical piece ‘Songs of the Caged Bird’ sets poems, speeches and historic sermons connected to the civil rights period in African-American culture in the form of a song-cycle.
The critical historian Washington Alcott from Lifting The Lid will join the panel discussion after the show and discuss the ways in which this jazz piece resonates with the racialised past in the USA, and what it means for us in the UK today.
RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music)
Saturday 28 July
11am Meeting point: Robert Owen’s statue, Coop Bank, Corporation Street
This walk is an introduction to Manchester’s radical history and will include the Co-operative movement, the Clarion newspaper, Marx and Engels, the Siege of Manchester, the Manchester Guardian, the Jacobite risings, the radicals of the 1790s, the American Civil War and the Cotton Famine, the International Brigade, riots in Albert Square and Peterloo.
The walks will last 2 hours. Advance booking is strongly recommended as places are limited. Please email: email@example.com.
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July
Hebden Bridge Punx Picnic
Saturday: Note updated poster: No JPS
Sunday 29th July
Free Acoustic piss up at The Fox and Goose pub
From 1:30 onwards,
Sunday 29th July
Watch Commander, Mark McCabe, Dave Hughes and The Business Life
£4 7.30pm Bay Horse
Sunday 12th August
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August
From Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th August, Fat Out Fest, the Salford based, DIY festival, returns to Islington Mill for its second year, with an electrifying line-up set to blast away the other summer festivals.
Weekend tickets cost £25 and give full access to two days of more than thirty ear-bending and diverse bands, a market space filled with stalls of artists and independent record labels, local artwork, face-painting, fancy dress, delicious grub and, ultimately, a teeth-shattering two-day party in the enchanting setting of the old mill building in Salford.
Highlights for the Saturday include Norwegian pulverisers Arabrot, the avant-metal usurpers Talons, the hotly tipped Queer’d Science and newly reformed Manchester D-beat legends Hammers.
Sunday offers an exclusive solo performance from the Queen of Siam Lydia Lunch, autumnal-folk hero Alexander Tucker, ex-This Heat/Camberwell Now innovator Charles Hayward and the inaugural live performance from occultist electronic group Young Hunting.
Emma Thompson, who founded Fat Out in 2007, said: “We are really excited to be back for a second year with an even more varied and experimental programme. As we grow with our regular gig nights and festivals we hope to provide increasing opportunities for people to make a living from their art, to be able to employ stronger environmental policies and to continue to put on unforgettable parties!”
Fat Out Fest is set to be the fattest and loudest little festival this summer – Don’t miss out!
For up to date information and full line up, please visit: http://www.fatout.co.uk
Great list of gigs in Manchester at:
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