Take Back Manchester Festival 2017 - #ToriesOut

Protest the Conservative Party Conference
Saturday 30 September - Wednesday 4 October, Manchester

Five days of demonstrations, cultural events, rallies, comedy, music and public meetings will take place all across Manchester to protest the Conservative Party conference from 30 September - 4 October 2017 including a major national demonstration the day the Conservative Party Conference opens on Sunday 1 October.

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The General Election result left Theresa May and the Conservative Party with a weak, unstable Government. The result represents a rejection of their austerity driven policies that only benefit those at the top. But the Government still remains committed to cuts, privatisation & eroding workers rights. 

The festival will demonstrate the huge opposition to the politics of austerity, racism and war and demand an alternative that works for everyone. The timetable is updated constantly, keep checking for new events. 

NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION - SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 

NO MORE AUSTERITY | SCRAP THE PAY CAP
FOR DECENT HEALTH, HOMES, JOBS & EDUCATION
Sunday 1 October, 12pm Castlefield Arena / Liverpool Road, Manchester
Click here for details

LINKS:

SPEAKERS / PERFORMERS INCLUDE:

John McDonnall MP Shadow Chancellor, Maxine Peake Actress, Julie Hesmondhalgh Actress, Gary Younge Journalist & Author, Lowkey Musician & Activist, Captain Ska Band, Afzal Khan MPOwen Jones Journalist/Author, Jolyon Rubinstein & Heydon Prowse BBC's 'The Revolution Will Be Televised', Amelia Womak Deputy Leader, Green Party, Mark Serwotka General Secretary PCS, Len McCluskey Unite the Union Alan Gibbons Author, Maz Saleem Stand Up To Trump, Louise Regan President of the National Education Union, Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition & more to be announced 

TIMETABLE

This timetable will be updated daily with new events & details may change so please keep checking back. If you are organising an event, or would like to, as part of the week please get in touch - office@thepeoplesassembly.org.uk

 

FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

09:00 - 16:30: Help stop fracking in Lancashire!
Frack Free Greater Manchester is organising a coach to take solidarity to protesters at the Preston New Road fracking site (near Blackpool) Book your place via Eventbrite: MCR stands with PNR or ring 07952 343755

18:00 - 20:00: Public Sector Pay rally 
Hosted by TUC NW (Public Sector Unions) 
@ Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

19:00 - 21:00: Speak Out Against Austerity
Spoken word & poetry night
@ TriBeCA, 50 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WF

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

11:00 - 18:00: A Future to Win
Day School: Manchester youth groups
@ The English Lounge 64-66 High St, Manchester M4 1EA

12:00 - 16:30: Working for a World Without Austerity
Day School: hosted by Manchester Trades Council (more details to follow)
@ Partisan Collective 19 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester M4 4FY

13:00 - 15:00: Fighting Unemployment, Poverty and Austerity
Public Meeting: hosted by the Mary Quaile Club
Speakers: Sean Mitchell and Charlotte Hughes
@ Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX

16:00 - 18:00: Trump: Taking The World To The Brink Of War?
Public Meeting: hosted by Stop the War Coalition 
Speakers: Afzal Khan MP, Alan Gibbons, Author, Maz Saleem, Stand Up To Trump, Louise Regan, President of the National Education Union, Lindsey German, StWC Convenor, Murad Qureshi, StWC Chair
@ People's Events Marquee, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RN

17:00 - 19:00: Panel Discussion hosted by Momentum
Paul Mason - Journalist, Lauren Stocks - Tameside Momentum, Max Shanly - CLPD and Momentum Selina Todd - Professor of Modern History
@ Partisan Collective 19 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester M4 4FY - More Details

18:30 - 19:00: Unwelcome the Tories - Flash Mob
@ Piccadilly Station - Facebook event

19:00 - 23:00: F**kTheTories Pre-Protest Party
@ Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4FY- More details

19:30 - 21:30: Saturday Night Live Event

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Theatre / Show: Guests include Maxine Peake, Owen Jones, Jolyon Rubinstein, Heydon Prowse, Barbara Nice more tba
@ Dancehouse Theatre - Get tickets here 

SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER

12:00 - 17:00: NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION
NO MORE AUSTERITY | SCRAP THE PAY CAP | FOR DECENT HEALTH, HOMES, JOBS & EDUCATION
@ Castlefield Arena / Liverpool Road, Manchester

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17:30 - 23:00: Official Demo After Party

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with: Lowkey, Captain Ska & special guests
@ Manchester Academy 2 - Tickets £10 (standard) / £15 (with food)
Buy tickets here

MONDAY 2 OCTOBER

12:00 - 15:00: No Privatisation Protest at Pushdoctor 
Protest: hosted by Health Campaigns Together
@ 5 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6ET

13:00 - 15:30: No to Fracking, No to Climate Change
Protest: Hosted by Campaign Against Climate Change
@ Outside Manchester Central Library

14:00 - 16:00: A Media For The Many Not The Few
Public Meeting: hosted by Media Reform Coalition & others
Speakers include Julie Hesmondhalgh, Justin Schlosberg, Tom Mills & more tbc
@ People's Events Marquee, Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1RN

16:00 - 17:00: Musical Interlude with Glitchers
@ Piccadilly Gardens (by the People's Event Marquee)

16:00 - 18:00: The Fight Against Fracking And Climate Change
Public Meeting: with Tina Rotary - Anti-Fracking Nanas, Allison Roche - Unison, Martin Empson - Campaign Against Climate Change, Andy Burnham (Invited)
@ Unison, Arena Point

17:00 - 18:00: Meditation Flash Mob
Hosted by Manchester Awakening 
@ location to be announced on the day. For notification sign up on Facebook

17:15 - 18:45: Avoiding Apocalypse: Alternatives to a war-based foreign policy
Public Meeting: Hosted by Greater Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Facebook
@Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M4 4FY

19:00 - 21:00: How to Resist the NHS Cutbacks
Public Meeting: hosted by Health Campaigns Together
@ The Old Monkey pub, 90 Portland Street, Manchester city centre, M1 4GX

19:00 - 21:00: An Economy That Works For All

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Public Meeting: GARY YOUNGE in conversation with JOHN MCDONNELL MP, Shadow Chancellor 
Hosted by The People's Assembly 
@ Manchester Cathedral - Register your place here

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER

11:00 - 13:00: Reporting from the frontline in the NHS: the battle for your healthcare
Dr Angharad Spencer-Matewere - A&E doctor, Serco cleaner (TBC), Dr Rishi Dhir - Orthopaedic surgeon, Lara McNeil - Medical Student, Jacqui Berry - ITU nurse
@ People's Events Marquee, Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1RN Full details

13:00 - 15:00: Book Launch: There's No Place: The American Housing Crisis And What It Means For The UK
With Glynn Robins, Author & Housing Activist
@ People's Event Marquee, Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1RN Full details

14:00 - 16:30: Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle
Film Showing: followed by Q&A
@ Friends Meeting House - Tickets available here

17:00 - 19:00: Book Launch: How the Establishment Lost Control
With Chris Nineham, Author
@ People's Events Marquee, Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1RN - More info

17:00 - 19:00: Don't Let The Racists Divide Us
Protest: hosted by Stand Up To Racism
@ Tory Party Conference (full details tbc)

19:30 - 21:00: Book Launch: Sound System: The Political Power of Music
With Dave Randall, Author & musician
@ People's Events Marquee, Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1RN - More info

19:30 - 21:30: Ten Takes On Resistance
Theatre: 10 new specially written pieces tackling some of the big issues of our day
Hosted by Take Back Manchester Theatre Collective
@ Central Methodist Hall, Oldham Street - Tickets available here

WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER

10:30 - 11:45: End The Housing Crisis: Grenfell, Homelessness & Insecure Homes
Public Meeting with Sheila Coleman - Unite Community, Debra Blanchard - The Greater Manchester Housing Action, Tom Woolley - British professor of Architecture, Evan Pritchard - Manchester People's Assembly
@ Friends Meeting House. More details

12:00 - 15:00: Wall Of Sound Around The Conference Centre
Protest during Theresa May's speech - bring pots, pans, drums, whistles and megaphones!
Assemble: Outside Friends Meeting House, Mount Street

 

 

 

 

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-19 05:34:39 +0100
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  • commented 2017-08-23 04:50:46 +0100
    Yep. Just 4 months to go and Jeremy will be in Number 10.

    No more financial common sense.

    Rgds

    Erjust
  • commented 2017-08-19 22:26:04 +0100
    Their almost gone lets all finish them off.
  • @Grombags tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-16 13:33:34 +0100
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  • commented 2017-08-03 22:09:20 +0100
    This is going to be a great week!
    I wish I lived closer to participate more but there’s no doubt I’ll be there for the Demo with (hopefully) a coach load from Cambridge.
    Keep up the amazing work !
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