Glossop Labour Club

Special Events

Music Nights

We have regular Sunday night music sessions on the 4th Sunday in each month. 'Music' here includes not just instrumentals and songs but also poems, monologues, anything you would like to share.
The next one will be on Sunday 24 September, starting at 8.30.


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Thursday 28 September

Folk Train: Steve Turner


A new face to the Folk Trains, Steve is an acknowledged expert on song accompaniment on the English concertina, with one of the best voices in the business, also using a variety of other instruments.

Leaving Piccadilly at 18.46, arriving at the Club about 19.30. Returning to Manchester on the 21.37 train.

For further information, visit the Friends of Glossop Station site

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Red Film Club

Sunday 1 October 7.30

United Kingdom (2016)


In the late 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland is studying law in Britain before his eventual ascension to the throne. He falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams, and they plan to marry. Nothing prepares them for the diplomatic firestorm and domestic political tumult their defiant love would spark. Against all odds, King Khama and Ruth maintain their love and help their people in a land that would become the Republic of Botswana. This biographical drama, based on true-life events, stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.


The bar will open at 7 pm.

Admission free, donations welcome.

Members only, but you can join at the door


Further films:

3.30 Sunday November 5 A double bill: The Soviet influence on film
Introduced by Dr Alan Sennett
The Battleship Potemkin (1925) – Eisenstein, restored and with the original score by Meisel.
The Drifters by John Grierson. Alan Sennett will trace the way in which the work of Eisenstein directly influenced this film about Herring Drifters on the East coast of England.


7.30 Sunday December 3 Citizenfour (2014)


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Saturday 30 September

Defiance Session

Alun Parry + Support + Host Quiet Loner

Doors open 7 pm

Tickets £6, concessions £4


Alun Parry is a socially conscious storytelling songwriter. His hopeful, uplifting folk songs tell inspiring stories of social and personal change. He makes you smile as he makes you think. Musically he has been compared to Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie, and Christy Moore.

His songs and sound reflect the special geography of his Liverpool hometown. The foot stomping lilt of nearby Ireland. The gritty North American folk style of troubadours like Woody Guthrie. All laced with a Lennonesque twang. In his songs, he chooses immaculately researched historical subject matter. They burst with clever, tension-filled drama and lyrical ambition.


Tickets are available in person (no booking fee) from Glossop Labour Club & Peak Sounds/Peak of Health, Norfolk Square, Glossop. Or book online at We Got Tickets (subject to 50p booking fee).


For more information visit the Defiance Sessions web site


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Sunday 8 October

From 7.30 pm

Poems and Pints


Come and share a favourite poem, monologue, or your own composition. Whatever other would enjoy.


AdmissionL Something for the foodbank, or sleeping bags/rucksacks for people forced to sleep rough.


Part of the We Shall Overcome weekend.


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Sunday 15 October

Straightforward Theatre

7.30 pm

Edward and Eliza

and the Smashing of the Van

Tickets £4 (low waged £3)


The year is 1867. Edward Brett and his Irish wife, Eliza are struggling to make a living from their small shop. Edward’s brother, a popular policeman, is shot dead during the rescue of two Irish Republican prisoners in Manchester. A huge upsurge of anti-Irish feeling sweeps the country and three Irishmen are publicly hanged.

Written to coincide with the 150th anniversary of real events, the play explores dilemmas that are still very relevant today.


For more information, click here.


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Saturday 7 October

We Shall Overcome

8 pm

£4 + food/toiletry donations for the Food Bank*


Kevin Farell. Theatrical and full of surprises


Josie Caton. Seriouslu talented young singer/songwriter


Blue Penny Mountain. An intimate and accoustic blend of indie roots and country folk.


For more details, click here.


*Please also bring any sleeping bags, rucksacks or tents you no longer need for the Homeless in Ashton.


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