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Thread #166286   Message #4004683
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
16-Aug-19 - 05:40 AM
Thread Name: Peterloo 200th anniversary
Subject: RE: Peterloo 200th anniversary
Saturday 17 August; The Six Acts

The Six Acts campaign are hosting an “Illegal Picnic” on Windmill St in front of the Manchester Central Convention Complex (formerly GMex), Saturday 17 August, 3pm, to commemorate the bicentenary of Peterloo and kick off the Six Acts campaign.

The picnic site is on the original site of St Peters’s Field where the massacre occurred 200 years ago. There will be live entertainment by Manchester-based street band Cacophany Arkestra. Groups such as Real Democracy Movement, Unlock Democracy, Positive Money, People’s Assembly, Manchester Humanists, Friends of the Earth and Extinction Rebellion will also be joining the picnic, and presenting their proposals to reboot democracy to the gathered picnickers.

Alongside the Six Acts launch there will be marches from Eccles and Salford commemorating Peterloo joining the picnic at 3pm. The website hosting the poll will open to public submissions during the picnic at 4pm. Anyone can submit a proposal to the Six Acts poll which should be a maximum of 100 words.