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The intoxicating, illustrated history of working men’s clubs. Founded by a teetotaller social reformer, by their mid-century heyday more than 7 million people were members. The clubs became the cornerstone of Britain’s social life with 3,000-seat venues hosting comedy, family entertainment and stars like Shirley Bassey, Louis Armstrong and the Bee Gees. As the movement approaches its 160th anniversary, this exuberant book brings to life the thrills and spills of a cultural phenomenon.
‘The beer drinkers’ Bill Bryson.’ Times Literary Supplement
Eyes down for Book Bingo – round the evening off with a game of bingo hosted by poet, comedian and part time model (railway enthusiast), Stan Skinny. Prizes of books and festival tickets to be won.