Stand Up For The People's Assembly | 14 November, Manchester

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity host: 



Manchester Academy 2 
Monday 14 November 2016
Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm
Tickets £20.00 advance

A night of comedy, music, spoken word and speeches to raise money for the campaign.





To mount the kind of opposition you expect of us please support this fantastic event. 2017 is going to be a vital year in the movement against austerity, as divisions in Theresa May's government worsen around Brexit and as the continued programme of cuts continue to hit the most vulnerable the hardest. Come along and enjoy the show and support the movement to end austerity. 

Acts include: 

Tom Stade

"One of the most original and exciting Stand Up's around", Tom Stade has received acclaim for his Edinburgh performances and his sell-out shows. He has also appeared on TV's 'Live at the Apollo', 'Mock the Week', 'Lee Mack's All Star Cast' and much more. 

Francesca Martinez

According to the Guardian and others Francesca Martinez is an “insightful, compelling and hilarious” comic. She is also powerful campaigner. She has been on TV and Radio in many guises, as actor, activist and comedian and has appeared on numerous shows including, 'Extras', 'BBCRadio 4 The News Quiz', 'The Frank Skinner Show', 'Russell Howard's Good News', 'The Saturday Night Show' and others. 

Steve Gribbin

Steve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit. He's a stalwart’s of the Edinburgh Festival and has appeared on countless television programmes such as 'Saturday Live' and radio such as 'The Mary Whitehouse Experience'.

Atilla the Stockbroker

Punk Poet who was launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982/83, and he has spent 35 years touring the world, performing well over 3,000 gigs in 24 countries and releasing 40 LPs/EPs/CDs and seven books of poetry.

Julie Hesmondhalgh

English actress, known for her role as Hayley Cropper in the ITV soap opera 'Coronation Street' between 1998 and 2014. For this role, she won Best Serial Drama Performance at the 2014 National Television Awards and Best Actress at the 2014 British Soap Awards. Since then Julie has appeared in regular television roles in the 2015 Russell T Davies penned drama series 'Cucumber' and the 2016 series of 'Happy Valley'. She is also one of the founding members of 'Take Back Theatre' a political theatre collective exploring social issues,.

Jack Carroll

Both comedian and actor. Carroll competed in the seventh series of 'Britain's Got Talent' at the age of 14, finishing as the runner-up. As an actor, he has appeared in two series of the BBC show 'Ministry of Curious Stuff' and most recently has starred in the new series of 'Trollied'. Carroll, whose cerebral palsy is often a subject of his act, won a 'Pride of Britain' Award in 2012.

Grace Petrie

Singer/songwriter (described by the Guardian as “a powerful new songwriting voice”). Has made several appearances on BBC4’s ‘The Now Show’ and has recorded seven highly acclaimed albums.

Tiernan Douieb

Stand-up comedian, political campaigner, celebrity tweeter , actor, writer and co-founder of Comedy Club 4 Kids - Tiernan Douieb is a busy man. Tiernan regularly performs comedy for 6-11 year olds across the UK and runs comedy workshops for children. Tiernan's 2015 Edinburgh solo show, "The Worlds Full of Idiots , Lets Live in Space" received fabulous reviews. He played PC Karl Peabody in sitcom 'Marshall's Law' and more recently C4's 'Fresh Meat'

Matt Abbott

Poet and Spoken Word Artist. "Full of great descriptive lyricism and astute storytelling" - Steve Lamacq. "Wakefield's most articulate (and dare we say handsome?) street poet finds the romance beneath the realism. He'll have you feeling better in no time" - NME Magazine, "For those who wish Alex Turner would speak not croak, or who long for a British Eminem, only without the psychopathic, homicidal tendencies" - The Guardian

Steph Pike

Steph has performed extensively across the UK and also leads poetry workshops. She runs a spoken word night in Manchester called Word Up. Her work is often political and she is passionate about the transformative power of poetry. She is Poet, feminist, socialist, activist. She is also on the committee of Manchester People's Assembly. Her book, 'Pétroleuse' is published by Flapjack Press


Manchester Academy 2 
Monday 14 November 2016
Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm
Tickets £20.00 advance


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