End Austerity Now – Demonstrate at Tory Party Conference 3 – 7 October

National Demonstration Sunday 4 October

Organised by the TUC and People’s Assembly Against Austerity

Assemble 12pm Oxford Road M14 from All Saints Park southwards
1pm Opening rally
1.30pm March through the city on a route that circles the Conference Centre, ending at Deansgate / Whitworth St for coach pick ups

For information on the demonstration and transport to Manchester visit the websites of the TUC and PAAA.

The National week of action (3 – 7 October)

For the latest timetable see here



Afternoon / Evening

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

Welcome to Manchester Party @ The People’s History Museum – 12pm – 10pm
Billy Bragg, Sam Duckworth, Billy Lunn (The Subways), Sean McGowan & more
Tickets: £10
Full details and booking`

Pre Demo Public Meeting @ Central Hall Manchester, 3pm – 5pm
Hosted by Manchester Trades Council. Speakers include: Matt Wrack (FBU), Ian Hudson (BFAWU) & more tbc
Full details

Acting Out Against Austerity – hosted by Terry Christian @ Dance House Theatre, 7:30pm
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
Full details and booking
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National Demonstration: No to Austerity
Assemble 12pm, Oxford Road. March to Castlefields Arena for rally
Organised by the TUC & the People’s Assembly
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“Laugh Them Out of Town” @ Manchester Academy, 7pm
Line up includes: Frankie Boyle, Mark Steel, Francesca Martinez, Sara Pascoe, Jeremy Hardy, Robin Ince, Nish Kumar
Tickets: £10 / £20 / £30 (concession / standard / solidarity) 
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The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall
With guest speakers.


Debate: Time to Scrap Trident? @ Friends’ Meeting House, 12pm
Hosted by CND

Student Protest: No Fees, No Cuts, No Debt @ 2pm, outside Tory Party Conference
Student Debt In outside the Tory Party Conference
More details
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Protest & meeting: Ian Duncan Smith: Murderer #IDSMurderer @ 12pm, Central Library
Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee
Full details

Protest: No to TTIP @ Manchester Town Hall, 12pm
Called by War on Want, UNISON North West & Stop TTIP Manchester


Meeting: No TTIP – the people fight back @ Central Hall, 5pm
Hosted by War on Want, UNISON NW, Stop TTIP Manchester
Speakers include: John Hilary, Rena Wood, Rowan Mataram, John Rees more tbc
No booking required
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“The People’s Post” Rally @ Manchester Cathedral, 7pm
Hosted by CWU. Speakers include: Dave Ward, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Owen Jones, Lindsey German, Kevin Maguire, Mark McGowan, Ellie Mae O’Hagan – Free tickets but please book
Full details and booking
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Beat Back! Music Against Austerity @ Manchester Academy, 8pm
Super Furry Animals, Charlotte Church, Public Service Broadcasting & more to be announced
Tickets £10 / £15 / £20 (concession / standard / solidarity)
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The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall, 10am 
with guest speakers


Rally & Protest: Hands off our NHS @ Central Hall, 11:30am 
Public meeting followed by ‘Wall of Sound’ sirens protest outside the Tory Conference. Organised by People’s Convention for the NHS, Keep our NHS Public, & other NHS campaigns
Full details

Screening of “We Are Many” @ Printworks Cinema
Followed by Q&A with director Amir Amirani & more to be announced

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: Don’t Bomb Syria – Stop the Spread of War @ Friends Meeting House, 6:30pm
Hosted by Stop the War Coalition
Full details

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

Space for Cycling Campaign: Ride round Tory Conference  6pm

Faith Against Austerity @ Manchester Cathedral, 7pm
Cross faith meeting followed by vigil in Manchester Cathedral. Speakers include David Walker (Bishop of Manchester), Nasir Hafezi, (Manchester Council of Mosques), Niall Cooper (Church Action on Poverty), Penny Hicks (Manchester People’s Assembly) & other faith leaders. Free event but please book
Full details & booking



The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall, 10am
with guest speakers


Climate Change Direct Action 
Organised by Campaign against climate change, Friends of the Earth, This Changes Everything & others

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


The People’s Question Time 
Final round up with a People’s Question Time. Details tbc