May 2019

MCFly is, as a “service to the movement” going to re-up efforts to include a comprehensive listing of events happening in Manchester (and Trafford, Stockport and Salford can have honorary status if they ask nicely) that are specifically climate/environment.  At the end of every month we will make a post about the coming months events.  If you have events you want publicised please send them in the following format.

Date and time Saturday 1st June, 10am – 4pm.
Title of event “Smash Climate Change.”
Venue: Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square.
Organised by: People’s Judean Climate Front

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


Monday 6th, 6-9.  Extinction Rebellion, The Breadshed (opposite Sandbar, Grosvenor St

Weds 8th, 4pm “Consumption-based emissions and climate mitigation policy”  University of Manchester, Humanities Building, G33 (free, open to public)

Friday 10th  12-2 Fridays for Future, Central Library

18.30 – 20.00 XR MCR Talk – Heading for extinction and what to do about it
MMU Students Union· Hosted by MMU People and Planet. Followed by Fundraiser at Sandbar

6-8 Climate Grief workshop at Rm 1.1. University of Manchester Students Union building, Oxford Road.  All welcome – you do not need to be a student, or to book.

Saturday 11th

10am XRndale  60% off all life.

2pm Free film showing of This Changes Everything, Methodist Hall, Oldham St, hosted by GM Unite Community Branch climate group

Mondays 13th – XR MCR meetings, 6pm, Breadshed

7- 8.30 Fossil Free GM, campaign for GM Pension Fund divestment, regular meeting on 13 May at Green Fish, Oldham St, Mcr,   Planning for upcoming events and activity, new people very welcome, especially if you have Tameside connections.

Tues 14th at 8pm End Climate Chaos.  Climaketkeys and XR Manchester. Emmanuel Chruch, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury M20 6TR. Donation on the door.

Friday 17th  12-2 Fridays for Future, Central Library

Sat 18th 10-4  Ecofayre, St Edmunds Church, Whalley Range

Sunday 19th 11am, Rising Up! Manchester Families meeting, Manchester Art Gallery

Sunday 19th, 7.30 Green New Deal: A debate on our climate future. King’s Arms, Salford.

Mondays 20th,– XR MCR meetings, 6pm, Breadshed

Weds 22nd 6.30pm  Activist Self Care event at Royal Oak, Chorlton

Thurs 23 1-2pm Tyndall Centre Manchester seminar- Achieving rapid energy demand reduction in the UK’ by Professor John Barrett, on Thursday 23rd May (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm.

Thurs 23rd 7 for 7.30  What next for Climate Action in Manchester  Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St.

Friday 24, noon  School Strike, St Peters Square

Sat 25th Envirolution Festival

Mondays 27th – XR MCR meetings, 6pm, Breadshed

Weds 29th 7-9. Winning a Green New Deal, Methodist Hall, Oldham St. Organised by Manchester Momentum and IPPR

Thurs 30th, 6.30 to 9.30 Green Drinks. Climate Emergency: Let’s Talk Solutions. Patagonia store Manchester 51 King Street Manchester M2 7AZ

Thurs 30th, 7 to 8.30 Fossil Free Greater Manchester meeting at Greenfish Resource Centre, Oldham St

Thurs 30th, “Ask the Mayor” at Sale Waterside Arts Centre  Tickets free, book here.

Friday 31st  12-2 Fridays for Future, Central Library