Monthly Archives: October 2013

Community Tree Planting Day in #Didsbury, #Manchester, Sat 16th November

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#Manchester, Climate Change and “Culture”? Shove it up your arts.

Marc Hudson goes to (some of) an event about Climate Change and Art at the Manchester Museum and comes away ever-so-slightly underwhelmed. First the good thing. At least Manchester Science Festival is trying to think outside the wooden box that … Continue reading

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Press Release about #Manchester Stevenson Square makeover #northernquarter

Certain publications, whose names we couldn’t possibly MENtion, often top-and-tail press releases and pass them off as journalism.  Here at MCFly Towers we try (and fail) to be proper (or improper) journalists, and so don’t do that terribly often (BCAG … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: “Electrifying #Manchester: time for policy intervention in domestic heating?” Fri 1st Nov

Room C-24, Sackville Street Building (No. 1 on Campus Map) Friday, 1 November 2013 from 15:00 to 16:30 Format: introductory comments from speakers followed by chaired roundtable discussion. Speakers: Charlie Baker – URBED, Urban design and sustainability Sarah Davies … Continue reading

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Help! What would you say to a 13 yr old who asked “Is it too late?” #manchester #climate

A 13 yr old asked the key question, at the end of the “q and ” after a showing of the documentary film “Chasing Ice.” The question was – So practically, at this point all we can do is minimise … Continue reading

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Sylvia Pankhurst biography launched in #Manchester. Have a free film made about your campaign/event…

Sylvia Pankhurst was a very cool suffragette who was born in Manchester and spent a lot of her early life here. On Saturday 26th October a new biography of her was launched at the People’s History Museum. See two films … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: 9000 more car-parking spaces for #Manchester Airport

I defy you to make this stuff up.

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Upcoming Event in #Manchester – “Sustainable North” Weds 30th Oct at Biospheric Foundation

Details and sign up here. It’s free! The future of the North lies in its capacity to imagine, develop and enact economic, social, environmental and cultural strategies for sustainable development. This workshop explores the conceptual and imaginative insights of established … Continue reading

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Polar Bears and Australian Bushfires…

Text is from the Guardian

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#climate cartoon – History repeats

Dark genius from Tom Toles. (Hat-tip to Sam)

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