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The official opening of this club was 24th
September 1966, so we are having a big party during
September, but there are special events throughout the
year. Here are some of the highlights :
and author of "Chavs" & "The Establishment".
Tickets for this event sold out very quickly after going on sale -
Due to its huge popularity we will try to invite Owen back sometime soon.
|Sat. 20th &
Sun. 21st Feb.
||"CORBYN HOOD" - a
If you missed it in the shed and on the WORLD TOUR - tough.
But the Players will be doing some other things during the year.
Next : Mayday Cabaret - then something in September for the anniversary.
||As seen in TV`s
"Red Dwarf" and "Scrapheap Challenge".
Sorry - this event is cancelled due to filming on "Red Dwarf"
which will still be happening on this date.
We are rearranging it later in the year - New date 15th July.
* Anyone who has already bought tickets, please fetch them back for refund or exchange for the new date.
|Mon. 18th Apr.
- Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, presenter of Radio 4`s Short Cuts and cult optimist.
Involved with the anti-tax evasion campaign UK Uncut.
|Sat. 7th May
Radical punk poetry & thrash mandola.
|Sat. 11th June
Songs, stories & silliness with the Bolton Bullfrog
|Fri. 15th July
Rearranged from 8th March
|Fri. 12th +
Sat. 13th Aug.
||Documentary & art exhibition about artists` response to Government imposed austerity. More detail here|
|Sat. 24th Sept.
reunion of this popular local folk rock band.
|Sun. 25th Sept.
||(with the Red Shed
Players) No introduction needed !
Sorry this event sold out before we had any chance to publicise it.
Mark is featuring the Red Shed in his latest show, currently on tour around the country.
|Sun. 9th October
||Guest speaker John McDonnell (Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer)|
|Fri. 21st October
||Richard Burgon MP
"Pizza & Politics" event organised by Young
|Tue. 25th October
|Special event with guest speaker.
Matt Wrack (General secretary, FBU)
(was to be a double bill with Mark Serwotka [PCS] - sorry he is unavailable due to ill-health)
|Thur. 10th November
||"The case for
In association with the Trades Council.
|Sometime soon (TBA.)
||The KIRKBY BEATS||
Frequent performers here -
Playing music that was popular in the 1960s when this club opened.
White Ribbon Music Project aims to ensure safety of women at
music venues, events and festivals. We ask organisers to
encourage people to sign the pledge to:
Never commit, condone or remain silent about violence to women
After an increase in violence to women in society - and certainly an increase in reported incidents at music events The White Ribbon Campaign created its White Ribbon Music Project. The idea is for the music industry - performers, event organisers, agents, managers etc to help by:
As a Labour Club (& not a "New
Labour" Club) we had serious misgivings about
contributing to the profits of Rupert Murdoch`s media
empire. However, Sky TV has the broadcasting rights
to a lot of sports really sewn up, including our favourite
sport around here - Rugby League. So we have signed
up to this for a year - to be reviewed in the light of its
success in attracting people in to the club. For
some events, we may open for longer hours.
Details of this and of featured matches will be advertised
in the club, probably on the Facebook page, and possibly
here on the website if I can keep up with it. .
We are now open all day on Saturdays 11am
This was originally for a 3 month experimental period from 29th November 2014, It has now been extended until further notice.
Other days of the week unchanged (open evenings only from 7pm.)
Our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/theredshedwakefield has been running since December 2013. It is being updated frequently and is now the main place to find up to date news on events in the club.
We have installed a wireless router in the
shed, so there is now a local hotspot for WiFi here.
This is free for users of the club. Ask at the bar for the password to log on to this service.
On the last Saturday of each month we
have a Ceilidh / open mike night run by the organisers of
Wakefield Folk & Music Festival .
Starting time 8.30 pm (-ish) . Admission Free . All welcome .
Please fetch along your voices & any musical instruments you would like to play and join in (or just listen & enjoy).
The organisers of this event also hold
regular informal jam sessions. These are usually on
alternate Monday evenings but may vary. Dates are shown on
the diary page.
Quiz Night is a regular feature in the club
It is every Wednesday evening , starting at 9.15pm.
Entry is 50p per person .
Winner gets a fistful of Red Shed beer tokens .
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