The People Are Assembling

Join the masses in Manchester this weekend as the People’s Assembly and others organise a program for our consciousness ahead of the Tory Conference

Events Timetable (taken from

Protest the Tory Party Conference
National week of action: 3 – 7 October 2015

New events & details are being added everyday so keep checking this page for updates. Look out for events that require booking.

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Initial timetable (more to be confirmed)

Friday 2 October

People’s Assembly Final Activist & Planning Meeting for the Week of Action @ Central Hall, 6:30pm
To go through the final preparations for the week, planning further actions & get involved with events. All welcome…
Full details

The People’s Warehouse Party @ M3 7LW (Next to Strangeway’s Studios), 8pm – late
VIETNAM (DJ), NOVA (DJ), MOTHER (Live), BLACKLUNG (Live), more names tba
Full details

Love Music Hate Racism gig @ Rebellion, Whitworth St West, M1 5WZ, 7pm – 3am
Line up includes: Chris Jam, Mic Bytes, Drase, Bane Sol:ution, Audio Heroine, Sir Robin Longshot and Whiney (next to Deansgate Station)

Saturday 3 October

Afternoon / Evening

Our city not yours: Flash Mob @ Manchester Piccadilly
Welcome the Tories into town! – 12:30pm

Welcome to Manchester Party @ The People’s History Museum – 12pm – 10pm
Billy Bragg, Sam Duckworth, Billy Lunn (The Subways), Sean McGowan & more
Tickets: £10
Full details and booking`

The Headscarf Revolutionaries @ Working Class Movement Library, 2pm
Brian Lavery  will talk about his book The Headscarf Revolutionaries
Full details

Pre Demo Public Meeting @ Central Hall Manchester, 3pm – 5pm
Hosted by Manchester Trades Council. Speakers include: Matt Wrack (FBU), Ian Hudson (BFAWU) & more tbc
Full details

Acting Out Against Austerity – hosted by Terry Christian @ Dance House Theatre, 7:30pm
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 & more tbc
Full details and booking

Sunday 4 October


National Demonstration: No to Austerity
Assemble 12pm, Oxford Road. March to Castlefields Arena for rally
Organised by the TUC & the People’s Assembly
Speakers at Castlefields include: Charlotte Church, Owen Jones, Mark Serwotka (PCS), Julie Hesmondhalagh (Actress), Mark Steel (Comedian), Natalie Bennett (Green Party), Dave Ward (CWU), Dr Anas Tikriti (Muslim Association of Britain), Francesca Martinez (Comedian), Steve Sweeny (Morning Star), Anita Wright (National Assembly of Women), John Rees (Stop the War Coalition) & more to be announced…
More detials


“Laugh Them Out of Town” @ Manchester Academy, 7pm
Line up includes: Frankie Boyle, Mark Steel, Francesca Martinez, Sara Pascoe, Jeremy Hardy, Robin Ince, Nish Kumar
Tickets: £10 / £20 / £30 (concession / standard / solidarity)
Click here to book
Facebook event page

Monday 5 October


The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall, 10am 
With guest speakers.


Screening of Pots, Pans & Other Solutions @ Central Hall, 2.00pm

With Guest Speaker – Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Full details and booking

Student Protest: No Fees, No Cuts, No Debt @ 2pm, outside Tory Party Conference
Student Debt In outside the Tory Party Conference
More details

Protest & meeting: Ian Duncan Smith: Murderer #IDSMurderer @ 12pm, Central Library
Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee

followed by…

Reclaiming Our Futures – 3.30pm – 5.00pm – Friends Meeting House, Manchester

Meeting hosted by the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee.

Full details

Protest: No to TTIP @ Manchester Town Hall, 12pm
Called by War on Want, UNISON North West & Stop TTIP Manchester


Meeting: No TTIP – the people fight back @ Central Hall, 5.30pm
Hosted by War on Want, UNISON NW, Stop TTIP Manchester
Speakers include: Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Icelandic MP, Owen Jones, author, columnist, activist, John Rees, People’s Assembly, Paula Barker, UNISON NW, Rowan Mataram, Stop TTIP Manchester, Sam Lowe, Friends of the Earth, John Hilary, War on Want
No booking required – full deatils

“The People’s Post” Rally @ Manchester Cathedral, 7pm
Hosted by CWU. Speakers include: Dave Ward, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Owen Jones, Lindsey German, Kevin Maguire, Mark McGowan, Ellie Mae O’Hagan – Free tickets but please book
Full details and booking

Beat Back! Music Against Austerity @ Manchester Academy, 8pm
Super Furry Animals, Charlotte Church, Public Service Broadcasting
Tickets £10 / £15 / £20 (concession / standard / solidarity)
Click here to book

Tuesday 6 October


The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall, 10:30am
with guest speakers


Rally & Protest: Hands off our NHS @ Central Hall, 11:30am
Public meeting followed by ‘Wall of Sound’ sirens protest outside the Tory Conference. Organised by People’s Convention for the NHS, Keep our NHS Public, & other NHS campaigns
Full details

Screening of We Are Many @ Central Hall, 2:30pm
Followed by Q&A
Full details

Meeting: Austerity Has Failed – so what’s the alternative? @ Central Hall, 5.15pm
Economic briefing & discussion on the alternative to austerity. Speakers include James Meadway (New Economics Foundation) & Michael Burke (Economist), more tbc.

Protest: Refugees welcome here @ Assemble: Mount Street, 5:30pm
Protest as Home Secretary Teresa May addresses the conference. It’s likely she’ll announce more racist measures attacking migrants and Muslims. Organised by Stand up to Racism


So who decides our future & what are we going to do?With interactive questions, debate, voting, challenging food for thought, proposals for action and more, this promises to be a very lively, thought-and-action-provoking public event.

Meeting: Don’t Bomb Syria – Stop the Spread of War @ Friends Meeting House, 6:30pm
Hosted by Stop the War Coalition
Full details

Rally: Refugees are Welcome Here @ Dancehouse Theatre, 7pm
Organised by Stand up to Racism

Space for Cycling Campaign Ride round Tory Conference @ Assemble: Deansgate Station, 6pm
Show the Government that you want safe Space for Cycling by joining our campaign ride around the 2015 Conservative Party conference. Organised by Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign
Full details

Faith and Communities United Against Austerity @ Manchester Cathedral, 7pm
Cross faith meeting followed by vigil in Manchester Cathedral. Speakers include David Walker (Bishop of Manchester), Anas Tikriti (The Cordoba Foundation), Niall Cooper (Church Action on Poverty), Penny Hicks (Manchester People’s Assembly) Mr. Suresh Mehta (Jain Community) Dr. Seima Iqbal (Local GP and MEND organiser)  Mr. Glyn Secker  Jews for Justice for Palestinians) Mr. A.K. Sinha (The Gita Bhavan Temple) Maria Barbiner (Local Campaigner) Welcome by Canon Dr. David Holgate. Free event but please book
Full details & booking

Wednesday 7 October


Fury Road – Disabled People Against Cuts Protest @ Outside Tory Conference Centre, 9am
To coincide with David Cameron’s conference closing speech we want as many people as possible to surround the venue
Full details

The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall, 10:30am
with guest speakers


Protest: No to Fracking | Save our Solar! @ Mount Street, Manchester, 12pm
Organised by Campaign against climate change, Friends of the Earth, This Changes Everything & others
Full details

Towards Paris and beyond: Building the movement for climate, justice and jobs @ Firends Meeting House, 4pm
Public meeting organised by Campaign against climate change, Friends of the Earth, This Changes Everything & others
Full details


The People vs The Tories – the week in review @ Central Hall, 6:30pm
with Owen Jones, Francesca Martinez, Terry Christian & more…

Other events & actions

Walking the Breadline
March from Tredegar to Manchester approx 200 miles to raise awareness of people living on the breadline across Britain starts 23 September arriving in Manchester on Saturday 3 October.
More details

The People’s Media Hub
The People’s Assembly has teamed up with Real Media and the Media Reform Coalition to organise a physical space equipped with cameras, audio recorders, laptops etc where people can meet and tell their story. Runs from 3 – 7 October.
More details


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