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North West Summer Activist Gathering- Manchester (Friends of the Earth)

Join us at our annual regional get together for campaigning, networking and much more! This year we will be gathering in Manchester

The perfect opportunity for Friends of the Earth local action group campaigners, and those we partner with locally from across the North West of England to come together for workshops, discussions, creative activities and campaigning followed by a meal together.

Our Activist Gathering is a friendly, inclusive event for everyone in Friends of the Earth activist network and wider climate movement

If you are taking action for climate justice, we want you to be there. If you are committed to building a more diverse, more powerful climate justice movement, we need you. And if you need help to get started, we’ll be there to help.

Register your (free) place via Eventbrite

Why attend?

  • Hear inspiring campaigning stories from groups in our network
  • Learn new skills to build powerful partnerships and campaigns in your area
  • Meet and plan with other activists and groups near you
  • Resources and support to build campaigns and partnerships in your area

On the Day we will:

  • We will be starting promptly at 12.30. Please arrive having already eaten lunch. Hot drinks will be available.
  • Through the afternoon we will have a range of sessions to develop practical campaign skills which can be taken forward in your campaigns beyond the day
  • For those who are able to stay we will travel together to a local restaurant between 5 and 7pm where we can continue to get to know eachother over a meal together. We will contribute towards the cost of this meal.


We will be meeting at Mount Street Quaker Meeting House for more information about the accesisbility of the venue click here (external link)

If you have specific access needs please let us know when booking. Examples of things we can offer include:

  • If you require a BSL interpreter or language interpreter please contact two weeks before the training and we will aim to book an expert this service. If there are no available interpreters, we will work with you to do whatever we can to support your engagement in the training.
  • PowerPoints and handouts will be emailed prior to training.
  • Resources used on the day can be printed in large text or on coloured paper if we know in advance.
  • We welcome carers and support workers to attend training alongside any participants. Please let us know when registering so we can ensure that you are paired in any group activities.

Getting there:

We encourage you to come by public transport if at all possible. For information on how to get to the venue please use this link (external link)

Ticket information

T ickets are free: But please bear in mind mind we plan the event and order refreshments based on the registrations, and we have limited tickets. Please only book a ticket if you intend to come!

Young people: Under 16s need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian, or responsible adult (with parental consent). 16 and 17 year olds can attend unaccompanied (with parental consent required in advance). Unfortunately, we are not able to offer childcare provision.

Cancellations: If you book a ticket, but subsequently find you can’t attend, please cancel your ticket. This helps us know who is attending, plan the event, and offer your place to someone else.

Bursary offer: If the cost of travel is a barrier to you please contact and we can discuss support on an individual basis.


Event Details

Location Friends Meeting House
Start Saturday 18 May 2024 12:30pm
Finish Saturday 18 May 2024 7:00pm
Organised by Friends of the Earth

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