Take Back Manchester Festival – protests, public meetings, speakers, music: from Friday 29th Sept to Wed 4th Oct.
Full programme of events at www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manchester2
SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER
NO MORE AUSTERITY | SCRAP THE PAY CAP | DECENT HEALTH, HOMES, JOBS & EDUCATION
Join other Moss Siders, with a different message from Moss Side
Join fellow Moss Siders for a Moss Side angle on #TakeBackMCR.
As well as the banner, locals will have 2 placards and some leaflets saying:
Stop Manchester City Council asset-stripping Moss Side.
Corbyn said in his conference speech: “Democracy must mean listening, not just to the rich and powerful, but to those who know what’s going on.”
So the demonstration on Sunday is an opportunity to generate awareness nationally that MCC did the opposite in Manchester, when they “decided” to ignore the national requirements and remove all “residents groups” from the comprehensive mailing list for the Ward Boundary Review consultation.
If that interests you, join others to walk to the demonstration together.
Meet 10:15, Sunday, central circle in Moss Side’s beautiful Whitworth Park.
The main rally and speeches start at 12pm, at Castlefield Arena / Liverpool Road
12:00 – 14:00: Castlefield Arena – Speeches, music, performances, campaign stalls & more
13:30 – 14:00: Demo form up on Liverpool Road
14:00 / 14:30: March leaves off
15:00 / 15:30: March reaches end point
15:45 – 16:30: Closing speeches in Piccadilly Gardens
17:30 – 23:00: Official demo after party at Manchester Academy
It says “please note timings are subject to change but are not likely to change much from the above outline”
Assemble: Castlefield Arena / Liverpool Road
March: Deansgate, Whitworth Street West, Great Bridgewater Street, Chepstow Street, Portland Street
March Ends: Portland Street / Charlotte Street
Closing speeches: Piccadilly Gardens
The main speeches and performances will take place at the assembly point in Castlefield Arena where there will be multiple stages with separate programmes running at the same time. The march route will officially end on Portland Street / Charlotte Street. Attendees are then invited to walk to Piccadilly Gardens, where we will have a few closing speeches and our events marquee with campaign stalls & information about the rest of the week of action, or make their way back to the coaches.
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 MP, Owen 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