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21st Sept 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5NS Event Leaflet pdf

David Cronin will be presenting his new book Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel , recently reviewed by Robert Fisk in the Independent.

Britain’s support for the Zionist project is arguably far more tangible today than it was 100 years ago. Continue reading BOOK LAUNCH: BALFOUR’S SHADOW:

Gaza in Crisis: A Political Choice, Not a Natural Disaster

The world knows Gaza is in crisis. No clean water, only 3-4 hours electricity a day and not enough medicine. Nearly 2 million people live besieged in conditions the UN describes as a human dignity crisis.

But this is not a natural disaster – it is a political choice to punish the Palestinian people. A decision made by Israel with the support of the governments of the US, UK and EU.

Join us in calling for an end to the illegal blockade of Gaza by signing this petition. It only takes a minute to have your voice heard! 


10th Aug 2017 6:15 pm

(Event starts at 6:15 as there are no adverts prior to screening)

Presented by Cinema Palestino Manchester and HOME

It was the first time for me, being in an ambulance, moving so fast. … I was scared. I was nervous. I couldn’t focus. I could only press the RECORD button on the camera. The camera was my friend throughout the war.”

Director, Mohamad Jabaly  Languages  Arabic, English with  Partial English Subtitles  80 mins Norway, Palestine 2016


August 2017 will mark the third anniversary of the bombing of Gaza. Continue reading FILM SCREENING: AMBULANCE

The Big Ride 2017 – 4-6 August

The Big Ride 2017  starts on Friday (4th August). This year’s ride is a three days EVENT from Liverpool to Sheffield via Manchester and Bradford. Over 140 riders have registered.

On Friday the ride is from Liverpool to Manchester arriving late afternoon into Manchester. There will be a rally and reception at the Klondyke Club in Levenshulme starting at about 19:00.

If you would like to join the ride as it comes into Manchester, it should pass through Chorlton Green between 17:15 and 17:45. The ride will then  head for Albert Square via Upper Chorlton Road & Oxford Road before continuing  to the Klondyke Club via Oxford Road and Rusholme. It should pass through Rusholme between 18:15 & 18:45.

On Saturday the ride will leave  for Bradford from Plattfields park setting off shortly after 9:00.

The Big Ride is raising money for sports equipment for the rehabilitation of children in Gaza as part of a project with the Middle East Children’s Alliance and Dr Mona El-Farra, Vive President of the Red Cresent in Gaza. The JustGiving page for the ride is here

The Big Ride will be marking the third anniversary of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza in 2014, which killed 2,205 Palestinians including 547 children. This year is also the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 and the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.


Palestinian Arts Events in Manchester in July

During July there will be a series of Palestinian Arts Events in Greater Manchester. These include Theatre, Film and Music


“Taha”  Saturday 1st July  8 pm at the Lowry, Salford

Amer Hlehel tells the moving story of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammed Ali, directed by Young Vic Associate Artist Amir Nizar Zuabi. For more information and booking

“And Here I Am”  Tuesday 11th July 8 pm at the Lowry, Salford Continue reading Palestinian Arts Events in Manchester in July


Arms companies around the world are profiting from Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine. Along with the banks that invest in them, these companies are on our doorsteps. The Stop Arming Israel campaign has call a week of action from 1st to 7th July 2017, which is the third anniversary of Israel’s 2014 attacks on Gaza.

Manchester PSC will be participating in the national week of action. On Saturday 1st July we will be holding a protest outside the HSBC branch in St Anne’s Square. On Monday 3rd July there will be a protest outside the Elbit factory in Oldham (Ferranti Technologies Waterhead) and on Thursday 6th we are organising a coach to the protest at the Elbit/UAV  factory in Shenstone outside Birmingham. Continue reading STOP ARMING ISRAEL CAMPAIGN WEEK OF ACTION 1-7th JULY 2017

Play Reading: The Shroud Maker followed by Q&A with Palestinian

Writer Ahmed Masoud

Details : Fri 9 Jun 2017, 19.00 at the  HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place,  Manchester, M15 4FN

Ticket information: Tickets £3
Details from HOME MCR

Read by Kathryn Hunter.  Directed by Richard Beecham.

In collaboration with Outside the Frame Arts, HOME presents a reading of acclaimed Palestinian writer Ahmed Masoud’s satirical play, The Shroud Maker which, like Rose, tells a woman’s story of survival through modern history. Continue reading Play Reading: The Shroud Maker followed by Q&A with Palestinian

Diyar Women’s Football Team Tour Fixtures

This month Diyar Women’s Football Team from Bethlehem will  be touring in the UK. Their fixtures and activities in the north of England are listed below. For Information Re Tour Contact 07791027937

Liverpool Tues 6th June 6.30pm
Mossley Hill Ladies v DIYAR
IN Marsh Ground Barkhill Rd
Aigburth L17 6BD
Contact 0151 231 2121

Liverpool Thurs 8th June 12.00
Everton In The Community v DIYAR
60 Spellow Lane L4 4DF
Contact 0151 530 5253

Leeds Friday  9th June 7.00pm
Republica Internationale V DIYAR
Sports Park Ring Rd Weetwood LS16 5AU
Contact 07736838499

Sheffield Sat 10th June

  • 11.30/12.30  DIYAR women to lead fun runs at 11.30 as part of SMALL PARK BIG RUN
  • Starting 13:00 5-a-side Tournament at the U-Mix Centre  17, Asline Rd Lowfiled Sheffield S2 4UJ (The U-Mix Centre is approximately 1 mile from Meersbrook park)

Event details on the Sheffield PSC web pages 

Sheffield Sun 11th June
Penalties In The Park- ends noon June 11
Meersbrook Park, Sheffield
Contact 07715048821
Event details on the Sheffield PSC web pages 

If you enable to attend but would like to support these great events, you can donate through the tour just giving page

Report: Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund Walk

Thanks to everyone who supported Saddleworth Palestine Scholarship Fund’s sponsored walk on Sunday 14 May – walkers, sponsors, those greeting us (and donating) at the end of the walk and, of course, those providing invaluable assistance behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly.

30 people, from afar afield as the Fylde coast and Birmingham walked the 8.5 miles between Marsden and Uppermill, taking in some stunning scenery. Money collected so far, plus pledges, means that we will raise over £3,500.
Continue reading Report: Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund Walk