This month’s meeting of the Manchester People’s Assembly is set to feature two very special guests: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Maxine Peake (pictured). The renowned local actors/activists will be speaking and performing next Tuesday at the Central Methodist Hall on Oldham Street. A fiercely political event, its aim is to raise money for an ‘anti-austerity action week’, in protest of the cuts. Speaking on a discussion panel will be Anthony O’Connor, head of fundraising for Manchester Cathedral, and Lynn Collins from TUC North West. Booking is required, and while free tickets are available, the organisers request that those who can afford it plump for a paid ticket. A large percentage of the tickets have already gone, so it’s worth booking early. There will also be a collection of money and goods for the refugees in Calais. A full list of accepted items can be found on the Facebook page, below.
Tue 8 Sep, Central Methodist Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ, 7pm – 9pm, Free/£2.50/£5 tickets available, www.facebook.com
Published on: Thu 3 Sep 2015