East Lancs Branch

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Diary

Welcome to the Branch Diary and events calendar

This page covers all Branch meetings, socials, presentations and beer festivals. It now incorporates all non-branch activity, including Regional & National CAMRA meetings and events, independent beer and cider events, tap-takeovers and meet the brewer sessions.

Know of any independent events not listed here?

Email ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@swenelahctiw or share the details via our social media platforms. Just search camraeastlancs


  • Branch Social Meeting: December 2023 Saturday 9 December 2023 13:30 Bridge Bier Huis, Burnley

    Branch social meetings are a chance for CAMRA members (or anyone) to meet and chat about the things we are all interested in whilst supporting some of the great venues around the branch.

    Meeting up from 1:30 with a wander around the local area afterwards.

  • Committee Meeting: January 2024 Sunday 7 January 2024 14:00 Canine Club, Accrington

    Committee Meetings are more formal than Branch Social Meetings where we address CAMRA business.

    They are open for any CAMRA member to attend, however only committee members can vote on any motions.

  • Branch AGM: 2024 *rescheduled* Sunday 10 March 2024 14:00 Canine Club, Accrington

    Mark the date in your diaries and join us for your chance to review the activities of the Branch over the last 12 months and find out what is planned for the next 12!

    An agenda and a list of motions will be circulated prior to the AGM, however if anyone has anything they’d like to add please contact John Webster ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc or Alan Cottam ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@yraterces by the end of January for consideration.

    Interested in joining the Branch Committee, or taking on one of the various other branch roles? Please contact John or Alan on the above email addresses for more information.

    Please note if you decide to stand for a position, you will need to arrange a “proposer” and a “seconder” (someone to put your name forward and another to support it). Nominations may be accepted at the AGM, if supported by the majority. Role descriptions can be found on the Branch Contacts page.

    Thank you for your continued support and campaigning for real ale, real cider & perry, and the great British pub.

  • Oldham CAMRA Beer Festival 2024 Friday 12 – Saturday 13 April 2024 Rochdale, Oldham and Bury CAMRA

    Taken from the Rochdale, Oldham & Bury branch website

    We are pleased to announce that the 34th Oldham Beer Festival will take place on the 12th and 13th April 2024.

    As we sold completely of beer and cider early in 2023 we have inreased the number of beers on sale for 2024.

    Featuring Real ales, Ciders, Perries, Fruit Wines, Foreign Beers, with Hot Food available Our featured region for beers this year is Nottinghamshire with 24 casks coming from that area. Card and cash bar and entry

    Friday 12th April 12 Noon - 10:30pm

    Saturday13th April 12 Noon - 7pm or until the beer runs out

    Queen Elizabeth Hall - Civic Centre, West St, Oldham OL1 1NL (adjacent to bus station)

    £4 Admission (non CAMRA members) at all times £2 Admission for CAMRA members - Plus a £1 refundable glass deposit.

    Free admission for all after 4pm Saturday



    The staffing form will be available shortly

    Please note we particularly need volunteers to help set up on the Wednesday and Thursday and also for the busy Friday evening session and for the strip down on Sunday morning.

    If you have any questions please e mail ku.gro.armac.bor@gbg

    Social Media https://twitter.com/oldhambeerfest?lang=en


  • Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference 2024 Friday 26 – Sunday 28 April 2024 National CAMRA event

    Celebrating 50 years of CAMRA in Scotland

    Each year CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference welcomes around 1,000 members who come to meet up, discuss policy, vote in the AGM, visit recommended pubs and breweries and socialise in the Members’ Bar. By locating the event in a different area each year, the local CAMRA Branch can showcase the area’s best breweries and pubs, giving members the chance to discover and enjoy great beers and ciders from their region.


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