THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED FROM 17 AUGUST TO 1 SEPTEMBER.
This is to allow for the installation of a new central heating system throughout the building.
We’ve saved for many years to raise the money needed to do this and it has been achieved without funds or grants from any outside body . Many thanks to everyone who has made donations and particularly to the young (and not so young!) volunteers from the Unemployed Centre who have worked at pop festivals all over the country and raised literally thousands of pounds on the club’s behalf.
PEOPLE'S HISTORY GROUP
Last Saturday afternoon of the month. See notice board for details of meetings or contact Wendy Pye 842869
Fri 5 Sept: RIDERS ON THE STORM. Paul Blackburn presents an evening of poetry and songs. Take part or just listen and enjoy. 8pm
Fri 12 Sept: RED FRIDAY. James Murray reports on his attendance at the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington and New York earlier this year. Promises to be a very interesting evening and what a change to have a young speaker! 8.00pm
Fri 19 Sept: RED CINEMA. ‘A Taste of Honey’. Shelagh Delaney’s outstanding drama directed by Tony Richardson and featuring Rita Tushingham. 7.45pm
Fri 26 Sept: THE PLAY GROUP - ROBIN PEMBERTON-BILLING was the designer, instigator, and first artistic director of Bolton’s famous Octagon Theatre. He’s agreed to come along and talk to The Play Group about the design of the theatre and its early days. A great and important story. All club members and their guests welcome. 8pm
Fri 3 Oct: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal and enjoyable play reading. 8pm
Fri 10 Oct: RED FRIDAY Academies? Chris Chilton and George Heyes are teachers in secondary and further education respectively. Tonight they discuss the impact and nature of the government’s drive towards ’academies’. A subject with strong local resonance. 8pm
Fri 17 Oct: RED CINEMA. ‘Into the Arms of Strangers’. Oscar winning documentary about Jewish children who were transported from Germany in the 1930’s to foster homes in Britain. Archival footage and gripping remembrances. 7.45pm
Fri 24 Oct: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal and enjoyable play reading. 8pm
Fri 31 Oct: SHEILA ROWBOTHAM. The renowned socialist, feminist, historian, and writer launches her new book ‘Edward Carpenter—A life of Liberty and Love’. Her talk will focus on Edward Carpenter’s links with Bolton. We’re very privileged to have her. Don’t miss it!
Fri 7 Nov: MUSIC NIGHT. Songs by Steve Harrold & friends
Fri 14 Nov: RED FRIDAY. ‘The Matchgirls’ Strike’. John Perry has researched the famous strike of 1888 at Bryant and May which led to the unionisation of women workers and the drive for equal pay. 8pm
Fri 21 Nov: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal and enjoyable play reading. 8pm
Fri 28 Nov: RED CINEMA. ‘Michael Clayton'. George Clooney plays a burnt out lawyer involved in events surrounding a corporate cover-up. 7.45pm
Fri 5 Dec: THE PLAY GROUP. Informal and enjoyable play reading. 8pm
See Club notice board for details of Clarion events
All welcome. Meets one Saturday afternoon a month. See club notice-board for dates or phone Moira 699673