TAKE BACK MANCHESTER ! Protest the Tory Party Conference

Saturday 3rd October – Wednesday 7th October 2015

As Maxine Peake said on Tuesday, “How dare they come to our city, a city annihilated by their cuts.”

 Manchester People’s Assembly alongside the national steering committee are organising many events, demonstrations, public meetings and evenings of anti-austerity entertainment to TAKE BACK MANCHESTER from the Conservative party conference.

The preliminary timetable is below and there are things being added all the time so please keep coming back here for updates.



You can also find more information in these places: 

Manchester People's Assembly Facebook page



Artists Against Austerity

This is a great new calendar with events for the week plus rehearsals and planning meetings, if you are organising something please let them know yours so they can add it.



Manchester People’s Assembly newsletter.

If you would like to be added to the list or for more information on any of the events or meetings drop us a line at Manchesterpaaa@gmail.com or send us a message on Facebook.




We will be meeting every Tuesday until 3rd October, at the Central  Methodist Hall on Oldham Street, to catch up on the planned events, make banners, pick up leaflets and posters and plot more actions! These are informal sessions (not public meetings like the one on Tuesday 8th) but planning, doing and getting together sessions. Everyone is welcome. Come with questions, ideas, a paintbrush, a pen, or just yourself – we will find something for you to help with!


See you one Tuesday or Taking Back Manchester in October !



***Please note*** this is the initial timetable.

The full details for the events listed here & more events, actions & meetings are still to be announced.

(This information is copied from here where there are also links to book tickets; http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manctimetable )





Our city not yours: Flash Mob @ Manchester Piccadilly

Welcome the Tories into town!


Pre Demo Public Meeting

Hosted by Manchester Trades Council. Speakers include: Matt Wrack (FBU), Ian Hudson (BFAWU) & more tbc



Anti-austerity Theatre - compared by Terry Christian @ Dance House Theatre

Including: ‘Knock Knock’ Anti Austerity play written and directed by Kate Marlow

Flick & Julie’s Pop Up Penny Pinchers Anti Austerity comedy sketch show 

Plus spoken word from Stephen Morrison Burke (Birmingham Poet Laureate) & more tbc


Welcome to Manchester Party @ The People’s History Museum

Eve of demo gig. Line up announced soon




National Demonstration: No to Austerity - Yes to Workers Rights

Assemble 12pm, Oxford Road

Organised by the TUC & the People’s Assembly



“Laugh Them Out of Town” @ Manchester Academy

Line up includes: Frankie Boyle, Mark Steel, Francesca Martinez, Sara Pascoe, Jeremy Hardy, Robin Ince

Tickets: £10 / £20 / £30 (concession / standard / solidarity)




The People’s Assembly - morning briefing

With guest speakers



Student Protest: No Fees, No Cuts, No Debt 

Student Debt In outside the Tory Party Conference


Protest: Ian Duncan Smith: Murderer #IDSMurderer

Organised by Disabled People Against Cuts & others followed by public meeting


Debate: Time to Scrap Trident?

Hosted by CND.


Film: Screening of “Pride” @ Printworks Cinemafollowed by Q&A 


Protest: No to TTIP @ Manchester Town Hall

Called by War on Want, UNISON North West & Stop TTIP Manchester


Meeting: Reclaiming Our Futures @ Friends Meeting House

Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers' Committee.

No booking required



Meeting: No TTIP - the people fight back @ Manchester Central Hall

Hosted by War on Want, UNISON NW, Stop TTIP Manchester

Speakers include: John Hilary, Rena Wood, Rowan Mataram, more tbc

No booking required


"The People’s Post" Rally @ Manchester Cathedral Hosted by CWU. Speakers include: Dave Ward, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Owen Jones, Lindsey German,

Kevin Maguire, Mark McGowan, Ellie Mae O’Hagan

No booking required


Beat Back! Music Against Austerity @ Manchester Academy

Super Furry Animals, Charlotte Church & more to be announced

Tickets £10 / £15 / £20 (concession / standard / solidarity)




The People’s Assembly - morning briefing

With guest speakers



Screening of “We Are Many” @ Printworks Cinema

Followed by Q&A with director Amir Amirani & more to be announced


Protest: NHS Not For Sale'Wall of sound' sirens protest outside the Tory Conference.

Organised by People's Convention for the NHS, Keep our NHS Public, & other NHS campaigns


Meeting: Austerity Has Failed - so what's the alternative? 

Economic briefing & discussion on the alternative to austerity. Speakers include James Meadway (New Economics Foundation) & Michael Burke (Economist), more tbc.


Protest: Stand up to Racism 

Organised by Stand Up to Racism



Meeting: No to War - No to Islamophobia

Hosted by Stop the War Coalition


Stand up to Racism public meetingOrganised by Stand up to Racism


Faith Against Austerity @ Manchester Cathedral

Cross faith meeting followed by vigil in Manchester Cathedral. Speakers include David Walker (Bishop of Manchester), Niall Cooper (Church Action on Poverty), Penny Hicks (Manchester People's Assembly) & other faith leaders




The People’s Assembly - morning briefing

With guest speakers



Climate Change Direct Action

Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change, Friends of the Earth, This Changes Everything & Anti-fracking groups


Towards Paris and beyond: Building the movement for climate, justice and jobs.

Public meeting organised by Campaign Against Climate Change, Friends of the Earth, This Changes Everything & Anti-fracking groups



The People’s Question Time

Final round up with a People’s Question Time.


See you there!

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