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30 Nov 2022 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The People’s Powerhouse Annual Convention – 2022 THIS IS THE NORTH

Friends Meeting House,
6 Mount Street, Manchester
M2 5NS (see map)


This year we’re getting together to share ordinary people’s expert and lived experiences of living in the North; to learn from and embolden your ideas around community ownership of civic and public assets; to collaborate, share and connect with each other; and to create resilience for the year ahead. Together, we will be ready for whatever is coming.

Our event will feature 12 lightning talks, a diverse set of breakout sessions, and countless opportunities to engage with Northern community leaders, Mayors, ‘think and do’ tanks, and the ordinary people doing vital work to build collective, civic power across our regions.

Confirmed speakers (to name a few) include:

  • Nazir Afzal OBE (Former Chief Prosecutor; Chancellor University of Manchester)
  • Steve Rotherham (Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor)
  • Sarah Longlands (CLES CEO)
  • Neil McInroy (Senior Fellow at Democracy Collaborative)
  • Shaista Aziz (The Three Hijabis)
  • Members of our very own Racial Justice Network
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