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WALT WHITMAN WEEK-END Fri/Sat/Sun, 30/31 May, 1 June
This year is the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of the famous Bolton Whitmanites.
To mark the occasion, there will be a number of events, including the launch of Michael Robertson’s new book ’Wandering with Walt’ and the updating and re-publication of Paul Salveson’s ’Loving Comrades’.
There will be events in the Library on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, the annual walk starting at Barrow Bridge on the Saturday at 2pm, and more events on the Sunday.
Full details will be circulated nearer the time.

SUBS ANNOUNCEMENT
Following a resolution at this year’s AGM, annual subs which have remained unchanged for about
10 years, will be increased next year to £10 waged, £3 unwaged. This year’s subs remain at £5 waged, £1.50 unwaged.

EVENTS DIARY

CLARION CHOIR
All welcome. Meets Saturday afternoons. See club notice-board for dates or phone Moira 699673

Fri 4 April: RIDERS ON THE STORM. Paul Blackburn hosts an evening of poetry and songs with guest Rachel Appleton. Take part or just listen and enjoy. 8pm

Fri 11 April: MUSIC NIGHT. Steve Harrold and friends play folk, blues and jazz. From 8.30pm

Sat 12 April 1.30pm Bolton Clarion Meeting
For other info see Club notice board.

Fri 18 April: RED CINEMA. ‘The Piano’. Dir. Jane Campion 1993. Set in the 19th century. A woman’s journey to start a new life in New Zealand. 7.45pm

Fri 25 April: RED FRIDAY. ‘Organising the shop floor—yesterday and today’. Speaker Martin Donaghy. Martin is a shop steward at Sainsbury’s in Bolton, a very different challenge from that of his background in the engineering union. He examines the differences and the changing face of trade unionism in modern Britain. 8pm

2pm Sat 26 April PEOPLE'S HISTORY GROUP - BARROW BRIDGE, Mill Village and Beauty Spot
Speaker Cliff Stockton - See notice board for further meetings

Fri 2 May: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal and enjoyable play reading. 8pm

Fri 9 May: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal and enjoyable play reading. 8pm

Fri 16 May: RED CINEMA. ‘Fear eats the soul’. Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 1974. The dramatic portrayal of the racism experienced within an inter-racial marriage. 7.45pm

Fri 23 May: RED FRIDAY. ‘The NHS—where is it going?’ A crucial question for us all, and few better placed to explore the answers than Simon French, a club member and nurse at the Royal Bolton Hospital. 8pm

Fri 6 June: MUSIC NIGHT. Steve Harrold and friends play folk,blues and jazz. Downstairs from 8.30pm. PLUS. RIDERS ON THE STORM. Paul Blackburn hosts an evening of Poetry and songs featuring Kevin Bates - Take part or just listen and enjoy. Upstairs 8pm

Fri 13 June: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal and enjoyable play reading. 8pm

Fri 20 June: RED CINEMA. ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ Dir. The Coen Brothers. 2000. Homer’s Odyssey set in the Deep South during the Depression. Fantastic sound track. 7.45pm

Fri 27 June: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal and enjoyable play reading. 8pm

Fri 4 July: RED FRIDAY. Subject and speaker to be announced.

Fri 11 July: MUSIC NIGHT. Steve Harrold and friends play folk, blues and jazz. From 8.30pm

18 –21 July Tolpuddle Martyrs Trip
A number of club members travel to Dorset each year to enjoy the annual festival. Some go by rail, some by mini-bus. All welcome. Details on the notice board.