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Energise is a weekend of events around Greater Manchester taking place in Spring 2017. It is an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate low carbon, diverse and just communities.

Find full programme on www.energise-mcr.info

What, When and Where

  • Energise Open Homes – Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April – around Greater Manchester. Eco-homes open for vistors to find out more about eco-retrofit’s. More info and book: http://carboncoop.greenopenhomes.net/
  • Energise Festival – Saturday 1st April, midday – 8:30pm – Hulme Community Garden Centre (28 Old Birley Street, Manchester, M15 5RG and The Yard Theatre (41 Old Birley Street, Manchester, M15 5RF) A day of music, food, talks, workshops, poetry, theatre, films, family friendly activities and more. Come along to be inspired, learn practical skills and have fun. More info: www.energise-mcr.info
  • Three Acres And A Cow – Friday 31st March – The Yard Theatre (41 Old Birley Street, Manchester, M15 5RF) Explore the history of land rights with Three Acres And A Cow. This performance connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues of fracking and the housing crisis via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems. More info and book: www.threeacresandacow.co.uk; https://app.etickets.to/buy/?e=14911

Energise Festival

Headline talks, music and workshops includes:

Debate ‘New Popularism – threat or opportunity?’

George Marshall (Climate Outreach), Sheila Menon (Reclaim the Power) and Kooj Chuhan (Metaceptive and Virtual Migrants)

The last year has seen seismic political shocks in the form of the Brexit vote and Trump’s election. But it has highlighted the vast range of opinions and view points within our society. In the context of climate change, what does the rise in popularism mean for people committed to taking effective collective action to re-shape our society. BOOK HERE

Louis Barabbas

Louis is a writer/musician, dubious pundit, co-founder of Debt Records and Captain of Dirt-Swing band The Bedlam Six. https://debtrecords.net/artists/louis-barabbas/

DIY Culture Workshops

For the builders and the fixers, build your own solar panel, learn the art of retrofit from experienced Carbon Coop members and get techy with our eco-home lab session.

Find full programme on www.energise-mcr.info