Nae Pasaran Screening at Manchester Central
Manchester Central hosts this huge screening of new documentary Nae Pasaran, which tells the story of Scottish aeroplane engineers refusing to fix jets from Pinochet’s air force – thus contributing to the eventual downfall of his regime in Chile. This screening includes a Q&A with the director, several workers who took part in the action and Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey. Entry to this event is not technically free, with a token £1 requested, but batches of tickets are available to win if you fill out the form in our full preview.
Mon 10 Sep, Manchester Central Convention Complex, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX, Tel: 0161 834 2700, 7pm, £1,

Top 100 Launch Party at Science and Industry Museum
New online restaurant guide Top 100 is launching this week, and they’re kicking things off with a free party at The Science and Industry Museum (formerly the Museum of Science and Industry). The website aims to thumb its nose at London-based publications, offering a comprehensive guide to fine dining in the North West. Free drinks are provided on the night, along with the chance to get the inside track on the region’s hot new eateries.
Mon 10 Sep, Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP, 7pm -10.30pm,

Michael Aadal Group at Band on the Wall
Band on the Wall hosts this free gig on Tuesday from jazz guitarist Michael Aadal. Michael and his backing group will be playing tracks from his new album Pomona, named after the Los Angeles street where the original Fender factory was located. In a nod to this, he plays entirely on solid-bodied vintage instruments – the kind produced in the factory’s early years – cutting against the grain of typical hollow-bodied jazz guitar. Aadal is a master of his craft, and catching him for free is a rare, special treat indeed.
Tue 12 Sep, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ, 7.30pm – 11pm,

New Garden Opening at Pankhurst Centre
The Pankhurst Centre opens its new garden this Wednesday, to the celebrate a century of women’s suffrage. Built for users of Manchester Women’s Aid, the garden will also be available to the public twice a week. Check out our full preview for more details.
Wed 12 Sep, The Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP, 4pm – 5pm,

Thomas Schmidinger Book Launch at Partisan Collective
Austrian Political scientist Thomas Schmidinger has been writing about Rojava for nearly twenty years, and as the semi-autonomous Kurdish Syrian state has grabbed headlines around the world in recent years, his work and perspective has become more vital than ever. He’ll be coming to Partisan Collective this week to discuss his latest book Rojava: Revolution, War and the Future of Syria’s Kurds (pictured), which covers the region’s history from the Ottoman Empire to present day. Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night.
Thu 13 Sep, Partisan, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4FY, 6pm – 8pm,

Mon 10 Sep - Fri 14 Sep
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 9 Sep 2018