Calendar

This calendar lists events organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth as well as other organisations’ events relevant to our campaigns. We also host a Greater Manchester cycling events calendar.

All the MFoE events listed on our calendar are open to all. You do not need to be a member.

#COVID-19 Manchester Friends of the Earth have resumed face-to-face meetings. We will continue to offer an option to people to attend online via Zoom.

October 2021

Sat
2

The pre-COP Gathering (Friends of the Earth)


11:00am - 2:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth
Sun
3

Climate Justice Now bloc at the Tory Party Conference protest


Manchester
12:00pm - 2:30pm Manchester Town Hall Manchester, M60 2JT

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Global Britain: Doing Good, Doing Green?


Manchester
5:00pm - 6:00pm Jurys Inn Manchester, M1 5LE
Bright Blue with Save the Children and Crack the Crisis
University of Manchester logo
University of Manchester logo

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: How can we accelerate the UK’s green recovery?


10:00am - 11:00am Friends Meeting House Manchester
Policy@Manchester

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Climate Crisis vs Housing Crisis: Does something need to give?


Manchester
12:30pm - 1:30pm Novotel Manchester Centre Manchester, M1 4LX
Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), British Property Federation (BPF), Home Builders Federation (HBF)

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Opportunity Cost? The Transition to Net Zero


Manchester
1:00pm - 2:00pm INNSIDE Manchester, M15 4RP
Bright Blue and KPMG
Centre for Cities logo
Centre for Cities logo

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Holding our breath?


1:30pm - 2:30pm Friends Meeting House Manchester
Centre for Cities and Policy@Manchester

Climate Action Plans for councils - explained


Greater Manchester
2:00pm - 3:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth

Stop the Rights Raid: Ask the Experts


6:00pm - 7:30pm Online
Amnesty International UK for the 'Stop the Rights Raid' Week of Action

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Levelling up communities - people, place and civil society


Manchester
6:00pm - 7:30pm Broadhurst House: The Workplace Manchester, M1 6EU
Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), DevoConnect, Impetus, and New Philanthropy Capital
Tue
5
Centre for Cities logo
Centre for Cities logo

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Cities leading the recovery


9:00am - 10:00am Manchester Art Gallery Manchester, M2 3JL
Centre for Cities

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Closing the Loop? The Future of UK recycling


10:30am - 11:30am INNSIDE Manchester, M15 4RP
Bright Blue with British Glass

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Paying their Dues: Ending the Great Global Corporate Tax Scam


1:00pm - 2:00pm Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel Manchester, M1 4PH
The APPG on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax, The Policy Institute at King's College London, The Joffe Trust

Conservative Party Conference Fringe: A firm base? Nuclear Power in a Low-Carbon Economy.


Manchester
1:00pm - 2:00pm INNSIDE Manchester, M15 4RP
Bright Blue with Trade Unionists for Safe Nuclear Energy

Trade Unions for Climate Justice


6:30pm - 8:00pm Online
COP26 Coalition
Thu
7

New Nuclear: What's at stake for wildlife?


7:00pm - 8:30pm Online
Greater Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament - CND

Climate Action Plans for councils - explained


Greater Manchester
2:00pm - 3:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth

Active Hope


6:30pm - 9:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth
Wed
13

How to decarbonise international shipping and aviation (Transport & Environment)


12:00pm - 1:00pm Online
How to decarbonise international shipping and aviation (Transport & Environment)

Carbon Capture and Storage : green solution or climate disaster?


6:30pm - 8:00pm
Biofuelwatch, FOE Scotland and Corporate Europe Observatory
Fri
15

Local to Global Action on the Climate Crisis (online)


7:30pm - 8:30pm Online
Reading Friends of the Earth
Mon
18

Greater Manchester Green Summit 2021


Greater Manchester
9:00am - 4:30pm The Lowry Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Climate Action Plans for councils - explained


Greater Manchester
2:00pm - 3:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth
Tue
19

Natural World Webinars: Autumnal Foraging with Dave Winnard


Greater Manchester
7:00pm - 8:00pm Online
City of Trees
Wed
20

Sustainable Futures External Showcase Launch


10:00am - 12:00pm Online
Sustainable Futures
Sun
24

Woodbank Harvest Celebration


10:00am - 4:00pm Woodbank Community Food Hub Offerton, SK1 4JS
Mon
25

Climate Action Plans for councils - explained


Greater Manchester
2:00pm - 3:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth
Thu
28

What will it take to 'Go Big' at COP26?


1:00pm - 2:00pm Online
RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Solfies Road 2 Glasgow - meeting with creative environmental activists cycling to Glasgow Cop26 meeting (Manchester)


Manchester
Manchester
We're Organising
We're Attending
7:00pm - 9:00pm Gherkin, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 2BY
Fri
29
BIke Friday logo
BIke Friday logo

Bike Friday


Bury
Manchester
Salford
Stockport
Trafford
We're Organising
8:00am - 9:00am Ezra and Gill Manchester, M1 1FR
Sun
31

Red Rebel Performance Group Lead Silent Three-Day Pilgrimage to COP26


Manchester
3:30pm - 4:00pm Manchester Piccadilly station Manchester, M60 7RA,
Red Rebels

November 2021

Mon
1

Climate Action Plans for councils - explained


Greater Manchester
2:00pm - 3:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth
Wed
3

Wake up Burnham- Get GM out of fossil fuel investments


Greater Manchester
8:00am - 9:00am Churchgate House Manchester, M1 6EU
Fossil Free Greater Manchester

Ergon Theatre: The Wicked Problem


Manchester
7:30pm - 9:00pm Contact Theatre Manchester, M15 6JA
Contact Theatre
Thu
4

IGNITION Hackathon (University students)


Salford
10:30am - 3:00pm University of Salford Salford Quays, M50 2HE
The Ignition Project - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

MMU COP26 event: Drip!


1:00pm - 2:00pm Online
Manchester Met University - Innospace

Manchester City Centre Residents' Annual Climate Summit 2021


Manchester
6:00pm - 8:00pm Friends Meeting House Manchester
Manchester City Council and City Centre / Deansgate ward councillors

Why do we need a feminist approach to tackling the climate crisis?


6:00pm - 9:00pm Online
Wen  and the Women’s Budget Group

Ergon Theatre: The Wicked Problem


Manchester
7:30pm - 9:00pm Contact Theatre Manchester, M15 6JA
Contact Theatre
Fri
5

COP26 Youth Strike 4 Climate - Manchester


Greater Manchester
12:00pm - 2:00pm St Peter's Square Manchester
Youth Climate Strike - Manchester

Ergon Theatre: The Wicked Problem


Manchester
7:30pm - 9:00pm Contact Theatre Manchester, M15 6JA
Contact Theatre
Sat
6

Afzal Khan: Coffee 4 COP26 coffee morning


10:30am - 12:00pm Birch Community Centre Manchester, M14 .5JT

Manchester COP26 Climate Justice Protest


Manchester
12:00pm - 4:00pm St Peter's Square Manchester
Manchester COP26 Coalition

Ergon Theatre: The Wicked Problem


Manchester
7:30pm - 9:00pm Contact Theatre Manchester, M15 6JA
Contact Theatre

Climate Action Plans for councils - explained


Greater Manchester
2:00pm - 3:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth

COP26 Universities LIVE


5:00pm - 6:00pm Online
Festival of Social Science - University of Salford

Teach Carbon Literacy! (Part 2) A Zero Carbon World


7:00pm - 9:00pm Online
Manchester Met University - Innospace

Motherload: E-cargo Bikes for Low-Carbon Family Transport (Festival of Social Science)


6:00pm - 7:00pm Online
University of Salford - Healthy Active Cities

Teach Carbon Literacy! (Part 3) Our Wider Influence


7:00pm - 9:00pm Online
Manchester Met University - Innospace
Thu
11

IGNITION Hackathon (Schools and Youth Groups)


Salford
10:30am - 3:00pm University of Salford Salford Quays, M50 2HE
The Ignition Project - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Teach Carbon Literacy! (Part 4) Taking Action


7:00pm - 9:00pm Online
Manchester Met University - Innospace
Fri
12

1 Planet 4 Everyone 2 Save - can we count on it? (1)


10:00am - 4:00pm Central Library Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sat
13

1 Planet 4 Everyone 2 Save - can we count on it? (2)


10:00am - 4:00pm Central Library Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University

Climate Change Conspiracies and COVID


11:00am - 1:00pm Online
Festival of Social Sciences - University of Salford
Mon
15

Climate Action Plans for councils - explained


Greater Manchester
2:00pm - 3:00pm Online
Friends of the Earth

COP26 Universities LIVE


5:00pm - 6:00pm Online
Festival of Social Sciences - University of Salford
Wed
17

Fire, food and forests - the Amazon rainforest in the 21st century


6:00pm - 8:00pm Online
Manchester Met University - Innospace
Wed
24
Bee in flowers
Bee in flowers

November Campaigns meeting


6:00pm - 8:30pm Green Fish Resource Centre Manchester, M4 1LE
Fri
26
BIke Friday logo
BIke Friday logo

Bike Friday


Bury
Manchester
Salford
Stockport
Trafford
We're Organising
8:00am - 9:00am Ezra and Gill Manchester, M1 1FR

December 2021

Thu
2

AFTER COP26, WHAT NEXT?


7:30pm - 9:00pm Online
Science and Industry Museum