12.00 to 1.30pm
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...
?Come to our own poetry and spoken word night. You can read our just site back and be entertained - All welcome
IF Beale Street could Talk
Brilliant screen adaptation of James Baldwyn’s novel of love, loss and transcendence set against the background of prejudice and racial oppression. Directed by Barry Jenkins, 2017 multi-Oscar winner with 'Moonlight.'
Guest speaker Wajid Khan
The current turmoil in Kashmir has deep roots. The partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947 left lasting scars on the region, especially in this most northerly territory, the setting for three wars and frequent border skirmishes between Pakistan and India since 1947. In August this year Indian Prime Minister Modi revoked the special status of India-administered Kashmir, raising new fears among the majority Muslim population that the territory would be subsumed entirely into India. This evening’s talk provides a context and a timely update on the political tensions in the region.
Wajid Khan served as the MEP for the North West of England from 2017-2019. In the European Parliament, he was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Human Rights Subcommittee as well as sitting on the South Asia and Arab Peninsula. In November 2017, Wajid was appointed a Special Envoy to Muslim Communities for the S&D Group in the European Parliament. He was the spokesperson for the Labour party on human rights. He currently Deputy Mayor of Burnley
8pm Friday 20th September
Guest speaker Elaine Taylor, garden historian.
Created by Lord Leverhulme, the gardens have many a tale to tell, including burning of the bungalow by suffragette Edith Rigby. In recent years the gardens have undergone extensive renovations. Tonight’s speaker will discuss the history of the gardens and the project to restore them, an astonishing story in itself. Sure to be a fascinating evening.