Music nights to rock Ruskin House, and raise cash for causes

The Croydon Folk Club’s folk and blues nights at Ruskin House continue to entertain and delight, while raising valuable funds towards the restoration of the Georgian town house on Coombe Road.

Tonight, at Ruskin House, Frederick Forsyth’s guide to eliminating unpopular leaders

The recent Buddy Holly Tribute Night raised £372 for the building fund, and there’s plenty more music coming up to rock Ruskin House.

Folk and Blues evenings are staged every Sunday at 8pm, entry fee just £2, with access to the club’s bar with discounted prices. There’s also open mic opportunities for anyone who wants to discover if they have the X Factor…

Upcoming dates include:

Feb 17 – Pluto Swint Rubber Band and Singers’ Night
Feb 18 – Croydon Folk Club singers’ night
Feb 24 – Doug Field and Singers’ Night
Feb 25 – Croydon Folk Club with Karen Tweed (£10/£8 concessions)
Mar 3 – Four Gone Confusion and Singers’ Night
Mar 10 – Dave & Dietrich and Singers’ Night

There’s also regular movie screenings (on the third Saturday of each month, at 8pm: tonight’s is the 1970s classic thriller The Day Of The Jackal).

Next Friday, February 22, they are screening Nae Pasaran!, the film about Scottish Rolls Royce workers taking action against Chile’s dictator Pinochet after the 1973 coup by grounding half his air force. Starts at 7.45pm, £5 payable in the bar.

Also coming up…

Mar 17: St Patrick’s Night
Mar 30: Ruskin Fund-Raiser, £5 on door – with Choro Bandido, Molly and Blackbriar Band, Tim Hain, Libre Fuego, Alan Atkinson, Eddie Green, Dave Anthony, James Pickering and Vladimir Nosal.

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