Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre

Manchester Rethinking Radicalisation

February 2, 2015 | Nick Taylor

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is hosting an event for ‘Mancunians‘ called Rethinking Radicalisation on Thursday 12th February 2015 17:00 to 20:30 at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 1QW.

The event is open to all members of the community or those who work in the City of Manchester.  Upon registration you will be asked to provide a Manchester postcode and address.

The Rethinking Radicalisation event will take a fresh look at radicalisation—what does it mean to you, locally?

What’s the impact of violent extremism and the response to it as we face ISIL and the increasing support of the Far Right?

What can we do about it?

Can we learn from other places and times that have been challenged by radicalisation, confronted with polarised communities, or had to deal with the impact of conflict ‘back home’ and ‘here at home’?

This workshop will explore whether we can – and what to do next.

At this event, the final of three workshops looking at these issues, you’ll have a chance, as a member of the Manchester community, to have your say, reflecting your experience on how things are now, and what are the next steps to meet community needs.

We will be looking at how we can build a Mancunian response to these issues from the grass-roots up.

With guest speakers from across the UK, the event will see perspectives and experiences shared by people who are ‘experts’ by experience, as well as practice.

You can monitor this event LIVE using the hashtag #4peace

Who should attend?

Anyone who has an interest in their communities and in issues affecting us all.

From community workers to community members, from police to local Councillors; this event aims to bring people together from all sectors and backgrounds across Manchester. We encourage those who do not normally engage in large community events to attend as these are issues affecting people from across society.

The workshop is an informal and relaxed setting designed to enable people to really talk about the thorny issues and refreshments will be provided

A Foundation For Peace Event

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace was established in 1995 by Colin and Wendy Parry, parents of Tim, one of two boys killed in the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993. Today, the Foundation works in the prevention, resolution and response to violent conflict. We support victims and survivors of political violence and provide learning programmes which explore the causes and effects of conflict and its resolution through non-violent means. We are an independent charity that is expert in facilitating dialogue between individuals and groups.

Guest Speaker

Our speakers are to be confirmed but will include Dr. Duncan Morrow from Ulster University in Northern Ireland

Duncan Morrow is Director of Community Engagement at the University of Ulster, responsible for developing the University’s partnerships with groups and organisations across the community. He is also a lecturer in Politics.  For a full biography click here.

Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre

The Lifestyle Centre is a vibrant community facility managed by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. It offers something for everyone. It is a place that brings together local communities, businesses and partners, and provides opportunities for people from all age groups to socialise, learn, and stay healthy.

The Centre provides excellent facilities for corporate events, business meetings and social occasions, with full catering and bar facilities, at very competitive rates.

There is ample free car parking and we are easily accessible by public transport.


To  book a place at the event, please contact Anna Connelly

Tel : 01925 581246

Email : anna.connelly@foundation4peace.org