June 2019

No guarantee of completeness. Events may be cancelled by the organisers without informing us. Unless otherwise indicated, events are NOT organised by the McMonthly crew.
Presence in the calendar is not an endorsement of quality (see footnote)

See also the calendar on Friends of the Earth’s website

Regular events include

Every Monday (until further notice) – Extinction Rebellion meetings at the Sandbar, Grosvenor St. 6pm start
Every Friday – Fridays for the Future protests in St Peter’s Square


Sat 1st  Groundswell, Mechanics Institute

Sat 1st  Carnival of Creatures Gather at All Saints Park, Oxford Rd, 1pm.

Sunday 2nd   NVDA Training

Tuesday 4th, 7.15pm Frack Free Greater Manchester meeting, Greenfish Resource Centre, Oldham St.

Thursday 6th   Deadline for “When September Ends” competition

Friday 7th  Fridays for Future, 12 to 2, St Peters Square

Monday 10th Fossil Free Greater Manchester meeting, Greenfish Resource Centre

Monday 10th, 6.30pm Heading for Extinction’ talk for new members. Find out why we act and why civil disobedience works at 6.30pm, the Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street.

Tuesday 11th 6pm XR Levenshulme and Longsight local meeting,  , Slade Hall, Levenshulme, M13 0GQ.

Friday 14th  Fridays for Future, 12 to 2, St Peters Square

Sat 15th, 11.30am “How do we respond to the climate emergency, locally?”  Climate Emergency Manchester workshop in Northenden.  Free event, no need to book.  Northenden Fitness & Yoga – Northenden Methodist Church Hall, junction of Palatine Rd, Victoria Rd, M22 4JS

12-2pm Litter pick organised by Youth Climate Strikers.  Meet in Piccadilly Gardens.

12-5pm NVDA (Non-Violent Direct Action) Training Session,  hosted by XR 12:00-5:00pm, The Hive, University of Manchester Student Union.

Extinction Rebellion MCR Monthly Gardening Club. Come to Platt Fields Market Garden for a relaxing break and the chance get inspired to do your own wilding/rewilding projects. 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Monday 17th June, XR Manchester start shaping the rebellion.A mass match-making session to fit volunteers to roles – from stunning art pieces to killer admin skills, we will need everyone on board. 6 for 6.30pm, the Bread Shed.

Weds 19, 2pm Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee, Town Hall Extension. Climate Emergency Manchester meet at 1pm at the Waterhouse Pub on Princess St beforehand

Wednesday 19th 7pm XR Didsbury local meeting, 7:00pm at Lounge, 6 Barlow Moor Road, next to Emmanuel Church, M20 6TR.

Thurs 20th, 1pm Tyndall Seminar – ‘Buildings as Power Plants: The role of buildings as active components in our future energy networks’ by Dr Sara Walker,  room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street

Friday 21st  12 to 2, Youth Strike for Climate St Peters Square (facebook details)

2pm “Die in” organised by XRManchester City Centre Manchester – venue to be announced.

Friday 21st ,  7 to 9pm Green Drinks, at  Old Bank Residency, Hanover Street, NOMA, Manchester, M4 4AH Jordan Strong – Protect Our Winters UK The evening will see Jordan introduce POW UK followed by a short film screening and discussion.

Friday 21st 7.30pm XR Chorlton  Launch Party  , Chorlton Irish Club, with talks and introductory sessions for new members.

22 June – 7 July  Fortnight 2019 []

Sunday 23rd 12-4pm Chorlton’s Great Get Together, a space people to gather, connect, create and share by closing Wilbrahim Road, 12-4:00pm. As part of the Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox.

Manchester Day Parade – (Climate Emergency Manchester collecting signatures: volunteers needed)

Wednesday 26th, 6:00pm-9:00pm XR Meeting Facilitation Training, , LGBT Foundation, 4 Richmond Street, Manchester.

Weds 26th  Mass Lobby of Westminster . Organised by Climate Coalition and Greenpeace. Doubtless there will be a coach from London.

Friday 28th Fridays for Future, 12 to 2, St Peters Square

Sunday 30th, 11-1  Rising Up! Manchester Families, meeting at Manchester Art Gallery


To contextualise the comments below – this post had a sentence – “Sadly, there are some really crap groups putting on really crap events. Just because one is crap doesn’t mean you should quit altogether…” at the bottom.