Glossop Labour Club

Special Events

Sunday 4 November

Red Film Club

The War on Democracy (2007)

John Pilger's first major film for the cinema. Set in Latin America and the US, it explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Using archive footage sourced by Michael Moore's archivist Carl Deal, the film shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in Latin America since the 1950s.

The film will be shown with subtitles.

Admission is free; donations welcome. Members only, but you can join at the door.

The bar will open at 7 pm, and the film starts at 7.30.

Future Programme:

Sunday December 2: Apostasy (2018)

Sunday January 6: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)


Music Nights

We have regular Sunday night music sessions, on the 4th Sunday of each month. (Note that this is not always the last Sunday). 'Music' here includes not just tunes and songs, but also poems, monologues, or anything else you would like to share.

**The next one will be on Sunday 28 October, starting at 8.30 pm.

**Also: Lancashire Night will be on Saturday 20 October, see below.


Thursday 25 October

Folk Train: Jodrellaires

The Jodrellaires return to the Glossop Folk Train with their brand of up-tempo rockabilly and country music. They formed in 2014 out of Mike and Mark's love of 50s and 60s pop/rock sporting upright bass, snare and electric guitar as they went along. If you love country music, this is one not to miss.

Travel on the 18.59 from Piccadilly (arriving at the Club about 7.30). Return on the 21.48 from Glossop.

Forthcoming Folk Trains:

22 November: Codswallop

20 December: Eunice Bobcats


Saturday 20 October

Lancashire Night

An evening of songs etc from Lancashire (and Derbyshire)

Songs, tunes, poems, monologues - anything goes. Mainly Lancashire or Derbyshire - or anywhere else if you want, even Yorkshire!

All contributions are welcomed, and join in the choruses. Or just sit and listen.

There will be food too - Lancashire hot-pot (plus veggie option) plus other regional food.

There is no charge for admission; there will be a small charge for the food.



Wednesday 24 October

Power Trip: Fracking in the UK

7.30 pm

Frack-free Glossop/Green Party

Free entry

This film takes you onto the frontlines of UK resistance in the battle to stop the controversial energy extraction process known as 'Fracking'.


Sunday 4 November

Come and Try Clog Dancing

2.30 - 4 pm

£5 entry

Come and learn something new (and a local tradition!)

A chance to socialise, and a fun way to keep fit!

Taught by Grace Smith, a clog dancer and musician, an experienced teacher.

No experience necessary - just bring flat shoes.

Clogs will be available to try.

All welcome - under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

To reserve a place, or to ask any questions, contact Grace Smith by e-mail at

or ring 07450 986029


Saturday 3 November

Defiance Session

Joe Solo & Rebekah Findlay

Music from Potters Field

Doors open 7 pm

Tickets £8 (£6 advance booking)

Advance tickets £6 online at

or buy from behind the bar at the club.

Part of Joe Solo's Armistice tour this special themed show will commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One and feature songs from Joe's 2 albums about the First World War.

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. He is the 2018 winner of the Gerrard Winstanley Gold Spade Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Socialism’. The only previous winners had been Tony Benn, Maxine Peake, Jimmy McGovern and Ken Loach.

Support from Rebekah Findlay - Folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & artist based in North Yorkshire.
"Quite simply, magnificent, placing Findlay amongst the most impressive singer-songwriters orbiting the nebulous sphere of ‘contemporary folk’." 5 Stars R2 Magazine

Opening set from Defiance Sessions host Quiet Loner.

A We Shall Overcome event. All profits will go to community causes in Glossop and Tameside.

Saturday December 8th.
Defiance Session Christmas Party with Bard Company
No ticket price - pay what you feel admission by donation - all profits to We Shall Overcome.

Poetry music and rock n roll mayhem with the world's wrinkliest Boy Band, Bard Company. Once the Angry Young Men of their generation, they have evolved into the Vaguely Miffed Middle-Aged Whingers of a new age, raging poetically against global capitalism, unjust conflict and the rising price of cardigans and nice slippers.


Sunday 11 November

The Red Shed Players

They Walked on Water

7.30 pm (doors open 7 pm)

£4 on the door, £3 advance; £2 low income

The Red Shed Players return to Glossop with their highly acclaimed play.

"For 25 years the Red Shed Players have entertained the masses with a quirky blend of agit-prop, biting satire, surreal imagery, video, music, existentialist philosophy, Brechtian direction, Marxist-Leninist politics, and a few carefully hidden jokes."

Proceeds to Stand Up To Racism.

For advance tickets, e-mail