European Elections and the BNP
Elections to the European Parliament will take place on 4 June. Voting is on a regional basis (the North West) and by proportional representation. It’s calculated that in order to gain a seat, the BNP need only win about 8% of the vote. On a low turn out this will be far easier for them to achieve than if the turn out is high. As a result we’d urge everyone not only to vote yourselves but to persuade everyone you know to vote as well—family, friends, neighbours, anyone living in the North West. Email and texting are very important in this regard—contact everyone on your address list. The best way to stop the BNP getting in is to ensure as high a turn out as possible.
Fri 3 April: THE PLAY GROUP Informal play reading. 8pm
Fri 10 April: NO ORGANISED EVENT. Bar open to members.
Fri 17 April: GREEN POLITICS. Speaker: Peter Cranie. Green Party candidate in the European Elections. 8pm.
Sun 19 April Clarion Club ride: Castleton & MamTor. Clarion Van see noticeboard for details
Fri 24 April: LANCASHIRE’S ROMANTIC RADICAL: Speaker: Paul Salveson. Bolton launch of Paul’s book on the life and writings of Allen Clarke. 7.30pm
Sat 25 April 2pm PEOPLE'S HISTORY GROUP - Teddy O’Neill of Prestolee talks about Progressive education in Kearsley
Fri 1 May: MAY DAY SOCIAL. Joint event with Bolton Against Racism. It will also be the Club’s 25th anniversary since the 1984 reopening. 8pm.
Sun 3rd May Clarion Club ride: Rivington ride/walk. Sarah Reddish memorial see noticeboard for details
Fri 8 May: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal play reading. 8pm
Fri 19 May: THE CUBA 5. Short film followed by talk on the 5 Cubans imprisoned in Miami on trumped up charges. 8pm
Fri 22 May: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal play reading. 8pm
Fri 29 May: RED CINEMA. ‘Winstanley’. Courageous depiction of Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers’ struggle to establish a pre-socialist commune in Cromwell’s Britain. 7.45pm
Saturday 30 May 2.pm ANNUAL WHITMAN WALK - Meet at Barrow Bridge
A walk on the moors. A swig of wine from the Loving Cup. Good company. And the poetry of Walt Whitman. What more could you ask? NOT TO BE MISSED.
Fri 5 June: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal play reading. 8pm
Sat 6 Jun Clarion Club: Bradshaw Brook Ramble see noticeboard for details
Fri 12 June: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS: Jack Burrows whose father was a conscientious objector, talks about CO’s from Lancashire in WW1.
Fri 19 June: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal play reading. 8pm
Fri 26 June: RED CINEMA. ‘Mama Mia!’. The sing-a-long
CERTAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOONS See notice board for dates/details or speak to Rachel Mann.
Saturdays 2-4pm on the following dates: 4 April, 18 April, 16 May, 6 June, 27 June, 18 Jul