wanna flex your creative muscles, and maybe win £200? Here’s the details of our short story contest all sorted. Two thousand words (in English) on the subject “Manchester (UK) in a warmer world.”
Coming up this week
Tuesday 18th, 6pm Urban Forum on “Social Justice” at the Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, M1 5BY (followed by drinks / food reception)
Manchester like many cities at present suffers from growing divides, poverty and inequality. The Council has cut jobs and reduced services, while the centre of the city and surrounding retail high streets are blighted with a growing number of empty store fronts. With house prices stagnant or falling and unemployment levels across Greater Manchester continuing to rise, it is unclear how housing or labour markets can improve the living conditions of the local area. Some analysts point to possibilities for job growth from the creative industries and financial services sectors, but these opportunities remain as yet unrealised. In this research forum we bring together a number of stakeholders to explore where manchester is now, the challenges it faces and what it needs to do to become more at ease with itself and more socially just.
Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES); Allison Foreman, Project Development Coordinator, Greater Manchester Pay and Employment Rights Advice Service; John Holden, Deputy Director of Research, New Economy Manchester; Clive Memmott, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Chair: Adam Leaver (Manchester Business School, University of Manchester)
Book (free) tickets: http://www.towardsajustcity.eventbrite.com/
Tuesday 18th, 6.30pm – Showing of “Food Inc”
Doors open at 6.30pm, the film starts at 7pm and lasts 94min. Post-film discussion to end at 9.30pm. £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student — fundraiser event for FoodCycle Manchester. New Business School G.36 – Lecture Theatre 3 (All Saints Campus). (Full details: http://www.manchesterfilm.coop/find-us/new-business-school-manchester-metropolitan-university/)
Tues 18 June 6-9pm Suss Out Sustainable Linking into global food waste issues, Jules Bagnoli, renowned low carbon Michelin-starred chef, will run a truly sustainable workshop at our Chorlton Cookery School for people wanting to learn more about sustainable food and those aiming to influence chefs & catering policy – Chorlton High . 12 places only. To book see website. We hope this will be the first of many such workshops.
Weds 19 June Preserving the planet, protecting the poor and promoting prosperity – a role for Millennium Consumption Goals – Manchester Public lecture with Professor Mohan Munasinghe. Details here.
Thurs 20th, 10am Finance Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council to discuss “consultations”… All welcome. Committee Room 11, Manchester Town Hall. See here for more details
Thurs 20th, 6.30 to 8.30pm Green Party Manifesto writing (this one on climate change and environment) at Friends Meeting House. More details here
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Questions to #Manchester Cty Council re: Steering Group chair, elections #climate
- Steering Group to hold elections!!!! Leaked documents spills the beans… #Manchester #climate #acretinfuture
- #Trafford Council Extraordinary Meeting Weds June 19th #StopBREP
- Upcoming Event: #Manchester City Council to discuss its consultations!! Thurs 20 June, 10am #scrutiny
- Upcoming Event: “Spaceship Unbound” #apocalypse #Atwood #Manchester #Castlefieldgallery
- Feeding #Manchester Sat 13th July – early bird rate ends this Sunday!!
- Upcoming Event: Friends of the Earth Basecamp 2013, 12-14 July, Hartington
- Job Alert (in London!): Climate Change Reporter
- Univeristy of #Manchester statement on its “Green League” slippage
- #MOSI on down; #Manchester and #climate “reckless disregard for our future for short-term gain” #mcc #acretinfuture
- #Manchester Metropolitan University tops “Green League”
- Have your say on the strategy for Greater #Manchester – closes 17th June!