Mangoes, Meat & Motors

Mangoes, Meat & Motors 08 NovemberNov 2022 18:00 - 21:00The Whitworth Café, Denmark Rd + Oxford Rd, M15 6ER

Mangoes, Meat & Motors

How can our lives, work and play on the Curry mile help and hurt the environment?

How can we all make the Curry Mile serve people and the environment better?

Join us in The Whitworth Café on Tuesday Nov 8th to work it out together. FREE.


  • 6-7pm:  Photo exhibition and reception in the Whitworth Café, with light refreshments. Photo winners announced, with prizes donated by My Lahore. (More below.)
  • 7pm:  Guest speakers to inspire discussion, including Zahid Hussain, former North West Poetry Slam champion, Manchester City Councillor, and author of the acclaimed novel The Curry Mile. Other speakers to be confirmed.
  • Until 9.00pm: Small group discussions - in 'World Cafe' style.

Tickets FREE.  Booking essential

Mangoes-Meat-Motors event

More about the evening

The evening is a moment for us to explore together how life/work/play on the Curry mile helps and hurts the climate and environment.

The Curry Mile is an important place for local cultures and economies. Inevitably it also poses a number of environmental challenges that need creative, joined-up solutions, and that needs input from a wide range of people. That is the purpose of this event.

The event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. It aims to create space for local people, including residents, business owners, workers and visitors, to share creative ideas for how to support the positives, and how to confront the negatives, surrounding this iconic place.

By talking and listening together, we will explore how to make the Curry Mile serve people and the environment better.

Location: The Whitworth Café on Oxford Road, M15 6ER.

More about the discussions

After hearing the speakers, we will use the World Café method of small-group discussions, with specific questions to help the conversation. The discussions will provide an opportunity for all of us to reflect and exchange ideas on some of the local and global challenges, and how the Curry Mile could better serve people and the environment in Manchester.

Groups will be invited to share their ideas, so key themes can be included in a report, to be published online after the event.  The event will feed insights into the ongoing project 'Towards Inclusive Environmental Sustainability' (TIES) at the University of Manchester's Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Please book on Eventbrite and join us

Enter the photo competition

Your are invited get involved before the event by entering our photo competition:

  • Take a photo that captures what you think helps or hurts the environment on the Curry Mile.

The photos will be displayed during the event, and will provide prompts for discussion. Prizes will be awarded for the 3 photos judged to best capture that theme.

  • Send your photos via WhatsApp to 07824369753.
  • Please include a short description to explain your photo (approx. 50 words) with your contact details.  Deadline: midnight on 31 October 2022.

Photos will be judged by an independent panel. Winners will be announced at the event. The prizes have been kindly donated by My Lahore, for the top 3 photos.

After the event, the photos will be used in the report produced for the event and potentially be displayed in a mini-exhibit at the University of Manchester.

Photo Terms & ConditionsBy submitting a photo into the competition you agree and give permission to the event organisers to use the image in publications produced by the TIES team and for the image to be used in public displays (e.g., at the University of Manchester, Manchester Central Library).

The Whitworth Cafe © Alan Williams

The Whitworth Café. Evening access from Oxford Rd.

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  • Organiser of Mangoes, Meat & Motors

    Understanding sustainable consumption requires focus on how people live, how they acquire, appreciate, use and dispose of goods and services, and how innovations can promote a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

    In challenging orthodox thinking, our researchers undertake interdisciplinary social scientific analysis of the processes of production and consumption, within a diverse range of scales and contexts. We actively engage with businesses, policy-makers and civil society organisations, striving to inform wider public debate.


The Whitworth Café, Denmark Rd + Oxford Rd, M15 6ER


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