Events in July–August 2019
- Greater Manchester Skeptics Society present: Soapbox Special
Greater Manchester Skeptics Society present: Soapbox Special
Traditionally, our August talk is a little different: it's four of our members giving shorter talks on topics they're passionate about.
This year, we have:
- Simon's take on the natural fallacy in food health discourse, and why you should love e-numbers after all;
- Leah Callender-Crowe, on the Ask for Evidence campaign, the nature of good and bad evidence, and asking for evidence of claims in every day life;
- ‘Freedom of Information: What you need to know’ from Claire Elliott — Find out more about FOI, how to make a request, the exemptions and the funny side of FOI; and
- Dean Moore discussing the evidence for the health benefits of meditating and optimism, while deconstructing the superstitious and often dangerous claims made about these practices in New Age movements
- KHOST, Tunnels Of Āh, Primitive Knot, Steckdose and The Wyrding Module
KHOST, Tunnels Of Āh, Primitive Knot, Steckdose and The Wyrding Module
A night of sonic + visual + spiritual upheaval. Vast electronic transmissions from industrial doom duo KHOST, Tunnels Of Āh (previously Head of David) joined by Primitive Knot, Steckdose and The Wyrding Module. From 19.30, August 24, £5 entry. Extra sounds on the night from carthage.
- Conor Molloy
Conor Molloy is a musician from near Manchester in the UK. His songs often tell a story or hang around an idea and the lyrics usually play an integral role. Influences include: Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Paul Heaton, Johnny Cash, Kirsty MacColl.
In November 2018, with a band consisting of Jordan Price (Drums), Tomasi Sorosi (Bass) & Sam Winterbottom (Electric Guitar), he supported Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (formerly of the Beautiful South) on their 'Last King of Pop' tour at Blackpool Winter Gardens, Sheffield City Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall to a sold out crowd.
Paul Heaton then gave the track 'Teddy Bear' airplay on BBC 6 Music when he appeared as a guest on Radcliffe and Maconie in December 2018.
The song 'Village Moon' also received airplay on BBC Introducing songs of the year in December 2018.
On August 25th he will be playing with the band again at the King's Arms Salford for a night of chirpy tunes, lyrics with a twist, and a new Single.