Sloggers & Betters (Manchester)
Saturday 8th September 2012.
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Actually this is what you might call Sloggers & Betters Plus, as it coincides with the 50th birthday celebrations of Anax/Loroso/Elkamere and will consist of two events.
The daytime venue, from 12 noon, is the Stamford Arms in Bowdon, near Altrincham in Cheshire. It was recently discovered that this pub is no longer serving food; however there is a Chef & Brewer pub (The Griffin) right next door. It has been decided to keep the Stamford Arms as the main ‘gathering’ venue – it’s an independent pub, run by nice people, which has suffered somewhat with the chain (probably subsidised) nature of its neighbour, so it would be nice to support them.
In the evening, from around 7pm, Anax’s 50th birthday celebration will be in the form of his band playing at the nearby – about 50 yards away – Cinnamon Club. The band performance, of classic soul, funk and disco material, will last around 90 minutes and will be followed by a disco for those who want to dance the night away. It is appreciated that some will need to travel home after the S&B event, but the hope is that many/most will make a night of it at the Cinnamon Club, not least because it has cost a fair old wedge to hire the place!
Most people on Anax’s email list have been contacted (at the time of writing there are around 40 confirmed or very likely attendees) but all crossword fans are invited. There is an urgent need, however, to get a fairly accurate idea of numbers, for two reasons – The Griffin won’t be able to cope with a huge number of diners suddenly turning up, and the Cinnamon Club can accommodate a maximum of 110 in the upstairs room which has been booked. So please contact Anax directly using the contact form below – and for more information about the event and its venues please visit his blog.
Hope you can be there!
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