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Manchester May Day Festival 2016

This year is the 150th Anniversary of the Manchester Trades Union Council and as co-organisers of this event, it promises to be a packed day of events and we encourage you to attend if you can.

Here is the planned timetable of events:

  • 11.30am Assemble at All Saints Park, Oxford Road
  • 11.45am Starting Rally
  • 12.15pm May Day march to Sackville Gardens
  • 1.00pm – 5.00pm Indoors at the Mechanics Institute and outdoors at Sackville Gardens – a day of events, discussion, stalls, exhibitions, film showings, music and entertainment.

The Real Junk Food Project will provide pay-as-you-feel food in Sackville Gardens and there will be tea and coffee and a licensed bar at the Mechanics.

  • 5.30pm – 7.00pm May Day rally with confirmed speakers including Christine Blower (NUT), Lynn Collins (NWTUC), Arthur Scargill (NUM), Mark Serwotka (PCS), Hannah McCarthy (NUS) and Dave Ward (CWU).
  • 8.00pm MTUC and Banner Theatre present “Chicago the Great Teachers Strike”.

Both of the above events are taking place at the Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD.

For more information please see the embedded flyer below, or visit the official page on the Manchester Trades Union Council website.

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