People’s Assembly events: Tory Party conference


This October, the Conservative Party will be holding their conference in Manchester. Every single day they are there, the anti-austerity movement will be there too.

The People’s Assembly is calling a national week of action from 3 – 7 October with events across Manchester. We will be providing cheap ‘crash’ accommodation from Saturday through to Wednesday at a large sports hall in the city centre – booking for this will be available next week.

Timetable of events

***Please note*** this is the initial timetable. More events & actions are still to be announced. This is to give a snapshot of some of the things we have planned. We will update our website as and when new details are confirmed including venues, timings, booking details & new events. Keep an eye on this page for updates:

Saturday 3 October


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

Pre Demo Public Meeting
Hosted by Manchester Trades Council. Speakers include: Matt Wrack (FBU), Ian Hudson (BFAWU) & more tbc


Anti-austerity Theatre – compared by Terry Christian @ Dance House Theatre
Including: 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
Booking available soon

Welcome to Manchester Party @ The People’s History Museum
Eve of demo gig. Line up announced soon

Sunday 4 October


National Demonstration: No to Austerity – Yes to Workers Rights
Assemble 12pm, Oxford Road
Organised by the TUC & the People’s Assembly


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

Monday 5 October


The People’s Assembly – morning briefing
With guest speakers


Student Demonstration
Organised by the Student Assembly Against Austerity & others

Protest: #IDSMurderer
Organised by Disabled People Against Cuts & others followed by public meeting

Debate: Time to Scrap Trident?
Hosted by CND.

Film: Screening of “Pride” @ Printworks Cinema
followed by Q&A

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


Meeting: No TTIP – the people fight back
Hosted by War on Want, UNISON NW, Stop TTIP Manchester
Speakers include: John Hilary, Rena Wood, Rowan Mataram, more tbc

The People’s Post Rally
Hosted by CWU. Speakers include: Dave Ward, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Owen Jones, Lindsey German,
Kevin Maguire, Mark McGowan, Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Tuesday 6 October


The People’s Assembly – morning briefing
with guest speakers


Screening of “We Are Many” @ Printworks Cinema
Followed by Q&A

Meeting: NHS – Not For Sale
Organised by NHS campaigns

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

Protest: Stand up to Racism 
Organised by Stand Up to Racism


Meeting: No to War – No to Islamophobia
Hosted by Stop the War Coalition

Stand up to Racism public meeting
Organised by Stand up to Racism

Faith Against Austerity @ Manchester Cathedral
Cross faith meeting followed by vigil in Manchester Cathedral

Wednesday 7 October


The People’s Assembly – morning briefing
with guest speakers


Climate Change Direct Action
Organised by Campaign against climate change / Friends of the Earth / Anti Fracking / This Changes Everything

Towards Paris and beyond: Building the movement for climate, justice and jobs
Public meeting organised by Campaign against climate change / Friends of the Earth / Anti Fracking / This Changes Everything & others


The People’s Question Time
Final round up with a People’s Question Time.
Other participants throughout the week will include:

Charlotte Church, Sam Fairbairn, Frances O’Grady, Len McCluskey, Mark Serwotka, Rabina Khan, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Sam Duckworth, Christine Blower, Bishop of Manchester David Walker, Lindsey German, Stephen Morrison Burke, Amelia Womack, Amir Amirani, Richard Burgon MP…and more to be announced!

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity


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