Manchester People’s Assembly meeting - Tuesday 8th September

The next meeting of the Manchester People’s Assembly is set to be a big one!

Confirmed to speak are: Maxine Peake, Sam Fairburn (National Secretary of the People’s Assembly), Collette Williams from Black Activists Rise up Against the Cuts, Lynn Collins from North West TUC, Anthony O'Connor from Manchester Cathedral and Julie Hesmondhalgh, who will be giving a performance as well as speaking.

This will be the last big event for the Manchester People’s Assembly before the Tories come to our city - come along and be inspired, collect publicity and hear about all the exciting events and actions going on during TAKE BACK MANCHESTER from 4th – 7th October.


Come along to Central Methodist Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ at 7pm.

Due the need to raise funds for the week of actions and the expected demand for this meeting this is a ticketed event.

To book your seat go to Eventbrite. Please, if you are able to, pay our voluntary ticket price to help raise funds.


We will also be making a collection of items for the refugees in Calais. Here is what is needed:

• Shelter: 2-skin tents that can survive bad weather, tarpaulins, canvas sheets, wooden pallets, rope, chairs and stools

• Bedding: Sleeping bags, blankets, camp beds, roll mats, pillows, pillow cases

• Clothes and shoes: Clean, practical, clothes: trainers, walking shoes, boots, wellies, socks, jackets, shirts, underwear, waterproof jackets and trousers, hats

• Sanitary & medical items: anti-bacterial products, cleaning products, basic toiletries (soap, deodorant, towels, kitchen paper, toilet paper, razors, shaving products, sanitary towels etc), basic first aid kits, wipes, rubbish bags/bins

• Cooking: tinned food, can openers, flour, cooking oil, salt, paper, spices, containers for storing/carrying water, coffee, tea, sugar, pans etc, sponges, washing up liquid, cooking utensils, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery

• Communication: unlocked mobile phones (and the chargers), activated Lyca mobile sim cards

• Miscellaneous: fire extinguishers, LED wind-up torches, umbrellas, tools, wood, tape, second had compact cameras

• Improving life: books, games, pens, paper

We are not collecting perishable or frozen goods.

Please don't buy new items to donate. It is more economical to donate money so we can buy in bulk and/or buy locally in Calais.





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