It is with sadness that we heard of the death of Terry Rae. Terry worked on many of the early improvements
to the building. He will be missed by those of us who knew him and we extend our sympathies to his friends and family.
As requested, the club made a donation to the Christie Hospital.
Fri 2 Sept Club closed
Fri 9 Sept The Riots. Mindless criminality or symptom of social division? Chris Chilton leads an open discussion.
Fri 16 Sept Walking for Palestine. Helen Dickson on her recent coast-to-coast walk. Also Roy Ratcliffe examines the proposal for the UN to recognise the Palestinian state.
Sat 17 Sept FREE SINGING WORKSHOP 10.30-4.00. Food available
People from all cultures and backgrounds are invited to come along and sing songs from around the world.
Fri 23 Sept Red Cinema 'Oranges and Sunshine' Director Jim Loach (Ken’s son). True story of a British social worker who uncovered the forced deportation of thousands of children from Britain to Australia
Fri 30 Sept Music Night with Steve, Dave and friends
Fri 7 Oct Poetry Please. Bring along a poem or two, read them out, and say why you like them. Very informal.
Fri 14 Oct The Big Society. Who’s kidding who? Ian McHugh looks at the realities.
Fri 21 Oct Club closed
Sat 22 Oct Club Open Day. 12-3pm Buffet
Sat 22 Oct CND / Stop the War fund raiser. 7.30pm
Fri 28 Oct Red Cinema 'Route Irish' Set in Liverpool and Baghdad. About state sanctioned crime and exploitation.
Fri 4 Nov Music Night with Steve, Dave and friends.
Fri 11 Nov A Woman’s Right to Choose. Moira Hill and Elaine Glover on the increasing threat to the abortion laws
Sat 12 Nov Bertie Lewis Memorial Evening 7.30pm
Fri 18 Nov Transition Bolton. Vicky Urmston on the campaign to set Bolton on course for environmental sustainability.
Fri 25 Nov Quiz Night with quizmaster Dave.
Fri 2 Dec The Politics of Picasso. Helen McHugh explores the artist’s radical links and anti-fascist activism.
Fri 9 Dec Red Cinema 'Joyeux Noel' 2006 French film nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, set in the
Christmas truce of 1914 , inspired by a true story of dignity and human kindness in the savagery of War .
Sat 17 Dec Club Xmas Party. All members and their guests invited
PEOPLE’S HISTORY - Saturdays 2-4pm
Sat 24 Sept ‘Bolton’s First Railway - What’s left?’ Rachel and Dave Mann
Sat 29 Oct ‘The Story of the Working class Movement Library’ Michael Herbert
Sat 3 Dec ‘Spare Time - People’s Sport in Bolton’ Peter Swain
Moira invites anyone interested in singing good socialist songs to come along and join in.
Saturdays 2-4pm. Wednesdays 7-9pm on the following dates: Wed 7 Sept, Sat 17 Sept, Wed Oct 5 Oct, Sat 15 Oct, Wed 2 Nov, Sat 12 Nov, Sat 19 Nov, Wed 7 Dec, Sat 17 Dec.
Raise your Banners Festival 26/27 Nov
Keeping the club open depends on people willing to volunteer some of their time. We are always short of help with the bar and Saturday lunches and the burden falls increasingly on an overworked few. If you can help out in any way, please let us know and help to keep alive our unique and invaluable organisation.