Richard Wilkinson, Chief Executive of Bolton Citizen’s Advice Bureau, discusses how the impact of government legislation leaves increasing numbers of people locked out of even basic safety net welfare. Includes a contribution from a victim of the Windrush scandal who lost his income and very nearly his home as a result of Theresa May’s “hostile environment.” Free event
Weʼre raising £900 to help fund an inscribed memorial bench in memory of Denis Pye at the Clarion Teahouse in Roughlee, Lancs Please copy the link below into your browser and go to the Just Giving page to make your donation. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/denis-pye
Monthly meet-up for the local poetry and spoken word group. A very informal and supportive atmosphere, and open to all. NW legends Jefferama and Gordon Zola lead proceedings. £1 plus raffle
This month’s workshop launches the group’s project for the Walt Whitman bicentennial in 2019, an anthology of work inspired Whitman, his poetry and ideas. This will be one of several projects taking place next year ranging across the town to commemorate Bolton's historic link with the father of American poetry. If you are interested in contributing please join us for this introductory session. £2 donation
The service is at Bury Cemetery, St Peter's Road, Bury at 10.30 am , with everybody gathering on Tuesday 9th October at the Fishpool, Liberal Club, 79 Nelson St, Bury, BL9 9HX, to celebrate his life, after the cremation.
Maxine Peake stars as a comedian who draws on her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, as she tries to rise through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs. “... a hypnotically belligerent performance from Peake, whose anti-heroine explodes like a firework, burning herself to an ashy crisp.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
Free - Bucket Collection.
Nat has been stalwart of the local music scene for many years, as a performer, writer and activist. An expert on the work of Bob Dylan, Nat’s music emerges directly from the lived experience of the underdog and oppressed. Tonight he discusses the music that has inspired him and helped shape his view of the world. Julia asks the questions and cues the music. Free event.
Join us for an informal evening of singing, playing, maybe some poetry and a lot of fun. Always a great start to the weekend.
A founding organiser of the annual We Shall Overcome anti-austerity performing arts protest, Joe is also the 2018 recipient of the Wigan Diggers Gold Spade Award. Tonight, he discusses his political and musical influences. Julia asks the question and cues the music.
Saturday 18th August Our annual Peterloo event at the club with Claire Mooney, Dave Pullar and Bard Company hosting. It's a free event and all are welcome. Sunday 19th August Due to the weather we aren't walking from the club, but will be meeting in Salford
11.20 Salford Crescent Station. Continue along A6 through Salford, possible pausing at the Working Class History Library and the Peoples History Museum 12.30pm Manchester Conference, Windmill St. 1.00 pm - Peterloo Commemoration event