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In October of this year the Socialist Club will have been in 16 Wood Street for 100 years. To celebrate the centenary we will be holding a month-long festival of events, including music, poetry, discussions, talks and of course a big party. Details out very soon.

Commemorative mugs, postcards, and a history of the club booklet are already on sale in the bar.

Membership subs for the current year are now due and can be renewed via the secretary or in
the club itself (£5 waged, £1.50 unwaged).

As always the club needs funds to survive. If you feel you can afford a regular donation via
standing order it will be enormously helpful. Please talk to Alison (652052).

The Play Group
In March the Play Group produced a highly successful event for International Women’s Week which was
featured on Granada Reports and in the local press. It was attended by over fifty people.
The group is open to anyone and meets on Friday evenings (8pm—10pm). We read plays, discuss their
content, and sometimes act them out. Great fun and a good way to exchange ideas.
Coming meetings nights are: 8 April, 22 April, 13 May, 20 May, 10 June, 24 June - All at 8pm
8pm Friday 15 April ‘THE LIMITS OF ETHICAL TRADING’
The Fair Trade campaign has been a huge success and ethical trading is now firmly established in the public
consciousness. But how far can it go and what happens when trans-national corporations start attempting to
jump on the band-wagon? LINDA SHAW has many years of direct experience in this field and explores some
of the difficulties and contradictions currently being encountered.
10th April CLUB RAMBLERS
Next Ramble 10 April Please contact Brian on 653390 or the Club secretary, Paul Maurins, for details
Sunday 17 April Club Walk to Prestolee & Ringley
Meet 10.30am at the Club
Led by Stuart. Everyone welcome.
Sunday 1 May - MAY DAY BIKE RIDE
Meet at the club 11am for a leisurely ride to Rivington in the company of socialists.
Bring food. Any bike. Any clothing.
All welcome
Contact Denis/Wendy Pye 842869
Saturday 21 May, CLUB PICNIC
contact Brian on 653390
Saturday 28 May - ANNUAL WALT WHITMAN WALK
Learn about the link between Bolton and America’s great poet.
Drink wine from the loving cup and listen to radical poems read in the open air.
ASK IN THE CLUB FOR DETAILS OF STARTING TIME AND PLACE
8 pm Friday 17 June ‘EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION’
Education affects us all….parents, children, teachers…. and the issues are almost endless, from privatisation
to what our children learn and how they learn it. CHRIS CHILTON is a teacher at Harper Green and experiences
education at the sharp end.