Glossop Labour Club

Special Events

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 25 August, starting at 8.30 pm.


Thursday 22 August

Folk Train: Shenanigans

This duo, Alan Blakeman and Steve Fiddle, are well known to our regular audiences and tonight will be entertaining everyone, playing well known Irish music on various instruments with lively jigs and reels and lyrical ballads to appeal to all tastes.


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

Forthcoming Folk Trains:

September 26th: Mal Gibson and Friends


Sunday September 1

Red Film Club

Tangerines (2015)

Note there is no film club in August

Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union@ dissolution, this compassionate story focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enought to harvest their tangerine crop.

The film lasts 89 minutes, and 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:
To be announced


Thursday 15 August

The People's Vote from Peterloo to Brexit: A Song Cycle

8 pm

Tickets £6 advance; £8 on the door

Singer-songwriters Quiet Loner and Tracey Browne present an evening of live music about the fight for people's votes.

Beginning with Peterloo in 1819 these original songs take the listener through 200 years of history, exploring the fight for the right to vote, the inequalities that drove the campaign and what voting means in our 21st century democracy.


Saturday September 21


8 pm (doors open 7.30

Tickets £8

Na-Mara (Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara) have built a reputation for fine story-telling and musicianship, performing in venues and festivals across the UK, at events in France, Spain and Germany and on BBC Radio 4 and a plethora of internet and local radio stations. They consistently deliver new and exciting material to folk audiences with their own provocative material in traditional style on contemporary and historical topics; their English translations of songs from Breton, French and Quebecois traditions; and their take on traditional tunes from Brittany, France and the Spanish Celtic regions of Asturias and Galicia.
For this performance, they will include a set of songs related to the Spanish Civil War, for which they have a personal connection as Rob Garcia’s father was evacuated, aged 9, from Bilbao at the height of the Civil War. Their song ‘Only for Three Months’, which tells that story, can be watched on YouTube .Other videos can be found here and also here

"By any standards, Na-Mara are one of the outstanding duos on the contemporary music scene…” David Pratt, FATEA, 13th April 2019

To find out more,visit their website
Tickets are available from the Club, or from Georges Street Community Bookshop, or online from wegottickets


Sunday September 22

Sea Shanty Session

2 pm

Come and sing your favourite shanties, join in the choruses, or just sit and listen.


Sunday 11 August

The Masque of Anarchy

Led by Eleanor and Tim Mottershead

A workshop and reading of Shelley's powerful Peterloo-inspired poem

Workshop 3 -6 pm

Eleanor and Tim will facilitate setting selected verses to music, which you will perform as a choir in the evening. Cost £12.50, or £10 early bird discount

Performance 7-9 pm

The choir will present their workshop material, then an unregearsed dramatic reading of Shelley's complete poem will be open to all to perform. The evening performance is free, with a collection for Your Vote Matters@ homeless not voteless

For more information, email


Wednesday 21 August

Book Launch: The Bee Polisher

7.30 pm

Free Admission

A tale of two halves - 1st half of the book will be from 7.45pm to 8.15pm
A 30min break for refreshments
Then onto the second half, 8.45pm to 9.23pm
Followed by a Q&A and book signing.

This is a special reading of the book by local people, most I'm sure you'll know and also includes guest appearances of both authors. It was recorded locally along with the ambience of the A57 running nicely in the background and only a minutes walk from the Labour Club!

The Bee Polisher: The new book by William B. Taylor and Helen Gerrard...

The Bees in the kingdom of Bumblonia were doing quite nicely until Melicia in her glass wellington boots unfortunately became the Queen. If being sat on wasn’t bad enough then the idea of being arrested by a local friendly Bee collection officer and spending time in a dark dreary dungeon was certainly a Bees worst nightmare.

One misfortune can change life dramatically if it involves little knowledge of how nature plays such a pivotal role in everyday life. Surely just because Bees are not mentioned in a book doesn’t make them demons? If you tell people something enough times, they start to believe you! Even if yesterday they knew better. How can we reverse the pending doom?

If your budget can’t quite stretch to a knight in shining armour to save the day then a very small fragile looking person with a gift for polishing may just do the trick.

Available to buy in all good bookshops and from here
and on the night of the Book Launch.


Sunday 25 August

Makers Market

12-4 pm

Admission Free

The Makers Market is a place local makers come together to showcase their creations. Makers that give you the opportunity to procure a gift for a friend or even to treat yourself with unique items that you’ll never find in a supermarket.

Amazing items should help you make that choice for a friends birthday or Christmas gifts that say far more than you ever could with a gift voucher!

As well as refreshments being available from the hard working volunteers of the Labour Club there is also a great beer garden to sit and contemplate your choices.

The First Market was a great success and now we intend to make this bigger and better than ever. Incredible creations by hand picked makers secures items that are of the highest quality and say so much more than a standard Craft Fair.

For more information and details for Makers please check this link


Thursday September 19

Glossop Record Club

Doves 'Lost Souls'

We're back from our summer break on Thursday 12th September and we'll be playing Doves' classic debut album 'Lost Souls' on vinyl and in full, alongside a selection of their early tracks and collaborations that led up to the release of the album in 2000.