This Saturday is Earth Day, the worldwide festival that aims raise awareness of environmental issues and probably the biggest local event marking the occasion is taking place at Hallé St. Peter’s in Ancoats. This iconic former church will be the venue for ‘Heaven on Earth’, an all-day celebration featuring not only green activism, but also psychedelic music, art and literature. Over a dozen local music acts will be performing, against a backdrop of high-tech lasers and sixties-style oil lights. Also on the mic will be the poets Steph Pike and Jackie Hagan, the latter of whom is the co-compere of the festival. There will also be stalls selling records and local crafts and a chance to engage with many campaigning groups, including: Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the Real Junk Food Project. Sustenance will be on sale via Cracking Good Food and the North Star Deli, and booze will come courtesy of the Seven Bro7hers Brewery.

Sat 22 Apr, Hallé St. Peter’s, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF. Tel: 0161 236 9133, 12pm – 12am, £10 entry,

Sat 22 Apr
A. James Simpkin
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Fri 21 Apr 2017