|Lunches Available 26th May
Noon to 2.30pm
The club is open most Saturdays from 12-2.30pm and lunches are usually available - Good food in friendly company but come early to make sure you get some lunch.
The Clarion Choir meets at the club between 2pm to 4pm the first and third Saturday of the Month - come along even if you think you can't sing!
The writing Group meets every second Saturday from 10am upstairs in the club.
There is a music night starting at 8pm at least one night in the Month, check club news for details. You are welcome to play, sing, read a poem or to sit back and enjoy.
On other Friday nights there are Red Cinema and various Red Friday events e.g talks, discussions, concerts, parties...
Meet at Barrow Bridge turning circle at 2.00 pm. Don your sprig of lilac and come for a walk on the moors in celebration of Bolton’s historic link with Walt, the father of US poetry. Poetry, a picnic, wine from the loving cup in a spirit of “loving comradeship.”
Buses run from Bolton bus terminus to Barrow Bridge hourly.
Paul Salveson Talk followed by a rehearsed reading "Whitman and Wallace"
The Eagle Street College was a group of lower middle-class Boltonians who in the late 1800s comprised the only group of Whitmanites outside the US. During the later years of the poet’s life the group entered into an extensive correspondence with him, the material from which now forms an important archive shared by Bolton Library and the John Rylands library in Manchester. The group were drawn to Whitman’s passionate advocacy of democracy and freedom, in particular the ways in which is work championed personal and sexual freedom.
Paul Salverson introduces the evening with a short talk about his research for his book With Whitman in Bolton.
This will be followed by a rehearsed reading of ‘Whitman and Wallace’, an extract from a work in progress by Stephen Hornby, writer in residence for LGBT History Month. Stephen hopes that the full length work will be available for performance for the Whitman bicentennial in 2019. Followed by Q&A.
Free event Bucket collection
Monthly meet-up for the local poetry and spoken word outfit. A very informal and supportive atmosphere, and open to all. NW legends Jefferama and Gordon Zola lead proceedings.
£1 plus raffle
Harry Chadwick invites you to a special evening in support of the campaign for a judicial inquiry into the case of the Shrewsbury 24 building workers. Good food, great artists, a short film – Free the Six – and great company.
Free event - bucket collection
Creative writing in an informal and supportive environment. All welcome. This month's group led by David