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Many thanks to all of you who supported our centenary, and a warm welcome to the many new members who have joined. Our month-long festival was more successful than we’d dared hope. All the events were full-house and each had a unique flavour of its own. The warmth of the atmosphere and the supportive nature of everyone who took part gives us both hope and inspiration.
In these days when politics are shaped more by business consultants and media gurus than by any sense of human idealism, we need more than ever a place where the red flag still flies and the dream of socialism lives on. It was tremendously heartening to find out that the rich legacy left to us by those early socialists and feminists is valued so highly and by so many.
A huge thank-you to everyone.

8 pm Friday 18 November - ‘CONTEMPORARY COOPERATIVES’ by Grant and Sylvia
Once a month (usually on the third Friday) the club has a speaker followed by discussion.
Topics this year have included ‘The Limits of Ethical Trading’, ‘Working with Refugees in Bolton’, ‘Education Education Education’, ‘The Politics of Food’, ‘The Darjeeling Railway in India’ and ‘The 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima’.
We don’t have a Red Friday in December.
 
THE PLAY GROUP
Twice a month The Play Group meets to read plays out loud, discuss their content and generally enjoy ourselves. Plays over the last twelve months have included ’The Grapes of Wrath’, ’Hiawatha’, ’Vote’, ’A Taste of Honey’, ’Once a Catholic’, ’A Hundred Years in Worktown’, and ’A Christmas Carol’.
Over the next two meetings we will be reading ’The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller and everyone is welcome. Further information from Eileen Murphy (01204 409729)
Friday 11 November and Friday 25 November, both at 8pm.
Check it out!
The club now has a website: you are on it!
 
WATCH THIS SPACE!
It’s been suggested that the club puts on monthly screenings of alternative films. We’re looking into it—so keep watching.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Committee meetings are open to all members and are held on the third Monday of every month.

Saturday 17 December Starts 8pm CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
Open to all members and their guests