Beat Back is an initiative of the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, bringing artists together to oppose the cuts
The gig will take place at Soup Kitchen in Manchester, Thursday 28 April, 7pm – 10pm
Politics can be a serious business…but who says you can’t have fun while resisting the cuts? Thursday 28 April marks the Manchester launch of Beat Back with a night of music and poetry at the Soup Kitchen in the Northern Quarter. Beat Back is a national initiative of the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, bringing together some of the many musicians and artists who condemn the government’s cuts, to host fun creative events in aid of the anti-austerity cause.
Performing at the night will be local bands The Tapestry and Novustory, singer-songwriter Gareth Evans, and performance poet Gerry Potter. They join a strong tradition of famous musicians and artists who have spoken out against the government’s ideological austerity program, such as the singer Charlotte Church, comedian Rufus Hound and Gerry Potter, Performance poet.
The night is compered by Manchester People's Assembly Against Austerity's very own punk poet and rabble rouser, Steph Pike.
Beat Back comes hot on the heels of the recent People’s Assembly Against Austerity demonstration in London on 16 April, when over 150,000 people came out to show their fury at the government pushing ahead with the cuts. Events like this, of which there will be many more in the coming months, will keep the pressure on the Tories.
Our aim is to continue to show the strength of public discontent against the cuts, by all of the means at our disposal, including music, performance and the spoken word.