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POW! Partisan Open Weekend #1

28th July 2017 - 30th July 2017

To celebrate and launch the permanent Partisan space, we are having a Partisan Open Weekend (POW!) on July 28-30th. This weekend will act as a fundraiser, as we are still raising funds in order to get the space up and running.

Full Programme Information | Accessibility and Childcare | Safer Spaces

See ongoing updates about the weekend on the Facebook event & on Twitter. Hear a preview of the music and activites going on via our latest podcast!

We need volunteers! Are you available over the weekend to lend us a hand? Let us know here.

We will be doing Challenge 25 on all alcohol sales – BRING ID! to avoid disappointment.


Weekend tickets now available to buy in advance here.
Unwaged: Donation
Low Waged: £5
Waged: £10
Solidarity: £20

Day tickets: Half the price of the relevant weekend ticket

Weekend and day tickets will be available on the door.


printable timetable and programme PDF here (info also written below)

POW 1 timetable

First Floor Basement
19.00 – 20.40: Ket Bush (DJ)
20:40 – 21:00: She Choir Manchester –website
21:00 – 23:00: Nick Kagame (DJ) – website
19:15 – 19:40: Mark Charlesworth
20:00 – 20:30: Bad Body – website
20:50 – 21:20: LIINES – website
21:40 – 22:10: ILL – website
22:30 – 23:00: Water – website


First Floor Basement
11:00 – 16:30: Community Fair
16:45 – 17:30: Young Identity
perfomance poetry
17:30 – 19:00: DJ Cheap Date
19:00 – 23:00: Music from Art House
and Heads Up
11:00 – 13:00: Accessibility Workshop
13:00 – 14:00: Trade Trouble: we’ve lost control –  facebook event
14:30 – 15:30: Powder Keg
15:30 – 16:30: Manchester: A home for everyone?
16:30 – 17:30: Grow Your Own  – facebook event
19:00 – 19:45: Oh So Sonic
20:05 – 20:50: Solution Hours – website
21:10 – 21:55: Scrap Brain – website
22:15 – 23:00: Bloody Head – website

Saturday 23:00 – late: POW! Afterparty at The White Hotel
Facebook event | Tickets: £5 for Partisan members/POW attendees & £10 general public.

Hosted by Manchester’s beloved Meat Free, a night of house, techno, electro and glitch. aalice will be treating us to a solo set, Lucy Ironmonger will be going b2b with Kortzer. Native / Joe Beedles will be bringing us his unique, glitchy, audio/visual show. With support from the queens Bolt and Sansa Snark.



First Floor Basement
Sunday’s first floor programme will be family-friendly till 5pm.

12:00 – 13:00: Co-operative Games
13:00 – 14:30: Food
14:30 – 15:30: A Woman’s Place is in The Home
15:30 – 16:30: Beginners Iyengar Yoga with Rachel Preston
17:00 – 18:00: Practical Squatting Workshop

12:15 – 13:00: Voguing workshop with Darren Pritchard
13:00 – 16:00: Queen Bees & Partisan present… Female led DJ Workshop (this workshop has limited places, please register for a place here if you wish to attend)
16:00 – 18:00: Accountability Workshop
18:00 – 18:30: Introduction to Partisan
18:30 – 20:00: Greater Manchester Housing Action film screening
20:30 – 21:30: Housing Manchester: Crisis as Opportunity

We can’t wait to see you at Partisan!

In the meantime, please sign up to become a member. This is vital to the sustainability of the project. From as little as £1 a month: www.partisancollective.net/membership


28th July 2017
30th July 2017
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