5 October 2016
Place-making organisation One Manchester is joining forces with Sunday Assembly, a global movement aimed at encouraging people to live better, help often, wonder more, to bring the people of Manchester together and help build community spirit in the city.
The people of Manchester are invited to attend the Sunday Assembly’s celebration of the city event taking place at The Wonder Inn at Shudehill this Sunday 9 October from 11am – 1pm, which will give people the opportunity to sing along to some Manchester classics, listen to award-winning local poet, Dominic Berry, enjoy coffee and cake and meet new people.
The Sunday Assembly is the brainchild of British comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, with the first event held in London back in 2013 drawing a 200-strong crowd. The movement has since attracted global interest with Sunday Assemblies connecting people from across the world.
While the Sunday Assembly has been piloted previously in Manchester, it is hoped that having the support of an organisation like One Manchester, which works with communities across the city, will help build momentum and encourage even more people to get involved.
Dave Power, group chief executive at One Manchester said: “The Sunday Assembly offers a fantastic opportunity to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together and foster the kind of community spirit many people feel has been lost in recent years. As a city renowned for its musical reputation and with the growth of the creative industries, it is also an opportunity to give local artists and performers the chance to showcase their talents. One Manchester is committed to tackling social isolation, improving wellbeing and creating opportunities in our communities, so this sits perfectly with our vision.”
Sunday Assembly founder Sanderson Jones said: "We are so excited to re-launch Sunday Assembly Manchester on what would be our third birthday in the city. This year we have had the time and space to build the foundations and luckily, One Manchester has supported us so that we can relaunch and create a new inclusive space in the great city of Manchester.
“We have a fantastic central venue in The Wonder Inn that shares with us many of our ideals and would like to celebrate life with us, and an amazing and dedicated team of volunteers that organise our events and look after the community.”
The Manchester Sunday Assembly will continue to meet at the same time every second Sunday at The Wonder Inn with everyone welcome to join in the fun.
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About One Manchester:
One Manchester owns and manages more than 12,000 homes in central, south and east Manchester.
We make a difference to people and places by creating opportunities, transforming communities and changing lives.
As an organisation that values an imaginative approach, we are constantly seeking new and innovative ways of investing, creating partnerships and bringing people together to make a long-lasting, positive impact on our communities. We call this social innovation.
These are exciting times for the city of Manchester and the wider region. We have ambitious plans to build on the success of Manchester, to ensure growth continues in the housing, services and partnerships that we provide.
In developing new homes and business opportunities, we aim to offer more choice, quality and value to our existing and new customers alike.
For more information: www.onemanchester.co.uk