Tuesday nights: Glossop Folk Club. A singaround, with a wide variety of folk-type songs, traditional or modern. Also instrumentals or other things – poems, monologues, whatever you want to contribute. A good opportunity to try out your songs (or whatever) in a friendly and informal group. Or just come and listen – no pressure to perform if you don’t want to. Starts about 8 pm. No charge.
Friday nights: Music session. Mostly instrumental (but singers are not barred). Come and join in, whatever your instrument. Mainly folk-type stuff (all acoustic), but anything goes – but be prepared for others to try joining in on your contribution. Starts about 9 pm. No charge for admission.
A selection of 100 tunes (in 3 volumes) that are frequently played at the music sessions at Glossop Labour Club can be downloaded from the Music page.
For the benefit of anyone who may be new to these, or indeed any, sessions, if you know any of these tunes we’ll be happy to join in. Of course you can suggest other tunes – we play lots of others as well, and we’re happy to try to join in new ones. One big advantage of suggesting a tune is that if you start it, we’ll play it at your speed! Very informal and friendly, so an ideal occasion if you are a beginner or are not used to performing together with others.
4th Sundays. Music session. Similar to the Friday night sessions, (but generally more varied - songs, poetry, whatever). Starts about 8 pm. Contact Michelle Holding (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Note that it is the 4th Sunday, not the last Sunday! The same thing in most months, but not always. See the Special Events page for the date of the next session.
Themed Nights. In some months, we have an extra themed session on a Saturday. These usually have appropriate food, and other relevant activities, and are very popular. No charge for admission, but we ask for a contribution to the cost of the food. These themed nights usually start at 8.00 rather than 8.30. See the Special Events page for information about these themed sessions, when they happen.
Folk train (not yet restarted)
We are visited each month by the Glossop Folk Train. This leaves Manchester Piccadilly at 18.59, with a group of musicians playing on the train. When they get to Glossop, they come to the Club for liquid refreshment and more music before returning to Manchester on the 21.48 train. The Folk Train is unlikely to re-start before Jan 2022. But we will have The Cajuns on Dec 8th at the Labour Club - Folk Train without the train!
See the Special Events page for information on the next Folk Train.
For further information on the Glossop Folk Trains, visit the Friends of Glossop Station site.
These are currently running, either for real or via Zoom. Contact the organiser for details.
Red Ramblers. An informal walking group, usually 8-9 miles. The last Sunday in the month, starting at 9.30 from the Town Hall ca park for car share or take public transport to the start. All welcome.Red Amblers (a bit slower) meet the second Sunday of the month:
Contact Jan at email@example.com for more information about the walks. We are a group of friends walking together and are each responsible for our own personal safety.
Five-mile walks. Looking for walks that are not too long, but with a bit of challenge? Alternate Saturdays.
Contact Anne (01457 861398) for more information
Reading group 1st Monday of every month, at 8pm. The group is also continuing to meet on Zoom on Mondays in between to share a varied fare of poetry, plays and short stories, If you would like more information, please contact Anne on firstname.lastname@example.org
Record club. 2nd Thursday in each month, at 7.45. No record club in August. Come and listen to different genres of music on vinyl, and discuss them. You'll find a lot more about the record club on their website .
Stitch Sisters - knitting, sewing and crafts. 3rd Thursday in each month, at 8.30. Contact Anne (01457 861398) for information, or just turn up with your knitting or sewing.
Glossop Gamers is a well-established group that meets at Glossop Labour Club on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month between 12 – 5pm. Always keen to welcome all newcomers, they have recently recruited a number of new members. With a regular turnout of up to twenty gamers playing a range of board games and table top games such as 40K and Maifaux, this friendly group is open to all. See the Glossop Gamers Facebook page for more information.
Tai=chi: Contact Jane Shaw, email email@example.com or text 07447 701583