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MaxinePeakeOn Friday 10th January 2014 Maxine Peake came to the club to receive the 'Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Socialism 2013' as voted for by club members.

The evening had a large and appreciative audience and, after performances from the Clarion Choir, Paul Blackburn and Nat Clare, Chris Chilton presented Maxine with her award and life membership of the club.

Following the presentation Maxine took questions from the floor and concluded the evening by reciting an excerpt form Shelley's poem 'The Masque of Anarchy' from the acclaimed theatre production she had starred in as part of Manchester's International festival in May 2013.