Due to the weather this event has been postponed til a later date! This is the third year of this annual event which recognises outstanding contributions to socialism in Bolton in and the wider country.
Our awards recognise women and men who have made significant efforts to promote the cause of social justice and equality, to defend the rights of workers, the socially disadvantaged and excluded and to promote awareness of climate change.
This year we recognise the lifelong commitment of trade unionist Brian Northey with a special award, as well as a local activist as voted for by the club’s members. This year’s nominees are Bernadette Gallagher, Chris Smith, Martin MacMulkin and Alan Johnson. The name of the recipient will be announced during the evening. There are no losers on this night however, as the evening celebrates the contributions of all those who work for a better, fairer and less polluted world.
Our special guest and recipient of honorary life membership this year is the actress Julia Hesmondalgh, formerly of Coronation Street, currently appearing in Happy Valley and fresh from her stunning appearance in the play Wit at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, which attracted rave reviews. Julie has been a consistent and outspoken critic of the government’s austerity measures and has lent vital support to many campaigns against social injustice, racism and government attacks on worker’s rights. This award recognises her selfless contribution.
The evenings entertainment is provided by the Clarion Choir, Manchester poet Dave Puller and singer/songwriter Claire Mooney.