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 the full programme on www.energise-mcr.info

What, When and Where

People waiting to get on a bus

Energise Open Homes

Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April – around Greater Manchester.

Eco-homes open for vistors to find out more about eco-retrofits. More info and booking.

Energise stand

Energise Festival

Saturday 1st April, midday – 8:30pm

Hulme Community Garden Centre and The Yard Theatre, 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.

Headline talks, music and workshops includes:

  • George Marshall (Climate Outreach), Sheila Menon (Reclaim the Power) and Kooj Chuhan ( Metaceptive and Virtual Migrants) debate ‘New Popularism – threat or opportunity?’
  • Louis Barabbas – Louis is a writer/musician, dubious pundit, co-founder of Debt Records and Captain of Dirt-Swing band The Bedlam Six.
  • 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.

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.