Sunday is a good day to see Chuka Umunna in action - the shadow business secretary will be attending numerous events on the first day of the Labour conference. Here are our picks of the Sunday fringe.
At 12pm Lord Kinnock will chair the LME, Brussels Labour and European Movement event 'Europe - moving beyond austerity onto plan B' at the People's History Museum. Speakers include Petros Fassoulas from the European Movement and Axelle Lemaire, the French Socialist MP for Northern Europe. Good to see her out and about in her constituency.
Can parties reconnect people and politics? That will be the theme of the Fabian Society, ResPublica and Centre:Forum fringe at 12.45pm in Manchester Town Hall. Stella Creasy and Peter Kellner, President of YouGov, are on the panel.
Chuka will be in conversation with Gary Gibbon at the Channel 4 and ITN event at 1pm in Manchester Central - more of him (Chuka, not Gary) later on.
Frances O'Grady, TUC secretary general designate, will chair the Action for Rail fringe at 5.30pm in the Mechanics Institute. Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle will be joined by representatives of ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite and Stephen Joseph from the Campaign for Better Transport.
The invite-only TUC reception is being held in the Midland Hotel at the same time. Ed Miliband is expected to attend.
The Dods PoliticsHome fringe on the role of business in funding the university sector will be held in Manchester Central at 5.45pm. Paul Waugh is in the chair and speakers include Shabana Mahmood MP, shadow minister for higher education and Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, who chairs at APPG on universities.
At the same time Tom Greatrex and representatives from Renewable UK and DONG Energy will be discussing the potential of wind power at the Dods Renewable Energy Dialogue, also in Manchester Central.
Comedy and politics will come together, intentionally, at the Comedy Store at 6pm for the Progress rally. Funny man Simon Fanshawe will MC the event, and among the speakers are Lord Adonis, Hilary Benn, Ben Bradshaw, Michael Cashman, Caroline Flint and Stephen Twigg. And Chuka. What a line up.
The Fabians, Centre:Forum and the Electoral Reform Society will be hosting a fringe on the future of plural politics at the same time in Manchester Town Hall. Left-leaning Lib Dem Simon Hughes will be joined by John Denham and Katie Ghose from the ERS. Caroline Flint is double-booked and may be at both this event and the Progress rally.
Another rally at 6pm - this time Compass, under the heading "Winning for a
It will be held in the Unite Marquee at Manchester Central. No Chuka, but there will be The Guardian poster boy and girl John Harris and Polly Toynbee, and MPs Lisa Nandy and Owen Smith.
Speaking of Left pin-ups, Chavs author Owen Jones will also be making an appearance at 6pm at the Labour Representation Committee event "Defeating the Tories - on the streets, in the workplace and at the ballot box". Other Left darlings Alice Mahon, John McDonnell and Mark will also speak.
The place of women in Labour and in politics, media and business will be celebrated at the ActionAid drinks reception in Manchester Central 2-3 at 7.30pm. The event also marks the launch of the new Women in Public Life Awards.
At the same time in Manchester Central 5 Guardian journalist Nick Watt will interview Maria Eagle as part of the Transport Hub. It will be followed by a drinks reception.
At 7.45pm the Fabians are hosting a Question Time event in Manchester Town Hall. Another chance to see Owen Jones and Polly Toynbee. And Chuka. Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham will also be there.
Beer and curry night, the RSPCA's perennially popular fringe event, is in the Midland Hotel at 8pm. But is it more popular that Owen Jones?
The rest of the evening is dominated by a series of regional events. At 8pm there is Manc Night in Sam's Chop House - tickets are strictly limited - email firstname.lastname@example.org try to wangle an invite.
Then at 9pm there is Welsh Night in Manchester Central and Open Europe's Beers of Europe event, also in Manchester Central. Be warned that the Beers event ran out of beers very quickly at Lib Dem conference, so best to get there early.
There will be a late night reception in Manchester Central's Fujitsu Business Centre, starting at 9.30pm, around the theme of transforming business, transforming communities. David Lammy has been invited to attend and sushi and other Japanese delicacies will be served.
And also in Manchester Central and also at 9pm, the excellent-sounding Scottish Reception Ceilidh, hosted by the Scottish Labour Party. This is a ticket only event and you can get one at the Party Stand. Again, best to get a ticket as early as possible.