Branch Diary

Official Branch, Regional and National CAMRA events are listed here See the East Lancs Events Calendar page for all events in and around our area Updated 22nd January

  • Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2020 Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 January 2020 Manchester Central

    The North's largest celebration of beer - celebrating Northern brewing from Coast to Coast.

    Whatever your taste in beer, cider or perry, you'll find plenty of it at #MBCF20. We will have a massive selection of cask ale from Merseyside, Manchester, Yorkshire and Humberside on or Coast To Coast bar, an enlarged selection of Beers From The Wood, two 'craft' keg bars of finest UK and international keg beers, dedicated bars from some of the country's favourite breweries and a refreshed range of modern but traditional craft cider.

    CAMRA members can buy advance tickets and will receive complimentary beer tokens on entry on production of their membership card.

    Wednesday 22nd : Trade & CAMRA members only (no advance tickets). Thursday 23rd: Noon - 10.30pm Friday 24th: Noon - 10.30pm Saturday 25th: Noon - 7pm

    See mancbeerfest.uk for all info

  • Pendle Beer Festival 2020 Thursday 30 January – Saturday 1 February 2020 Muni Theatre, Colne

    Get ready to sample a huge selection of real ales and ciders, craft beer and - for the first time this year - we'll have a gin bar too!
    11.30am-11.00pm & £3.00 entry each day. CAMRA members FREE ENTRY at all times on production of a valid membership card.

    See www.pendlebeerfestival.co.uk for all details of the 16th Pendle Beer Festival or follow on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

    Interested in volunteering? Download a Pendle Beer Festival 2020 Volunteers Form.
    Please note from 2020 all volunteer’s must be have a valid CAMRA membership which will be checked when you sign up.

  • Great British Beer Festival Winter 2020 Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 February 2020 The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham

    Following three great years in Norwich, the Great British Beer Festival Winter is moving to Birmingham as part of its three-year rotation around the country.

    As the West Midlands is a region built on the trade and innovation of the industrial revolution, 2020’s festival will be themed “A Festival of a Thousand Trades”, celebrating industry, diversity, and creativity throughout time. This theme will define the drinks on offer, which will include a range of spirits and non-alcoholic options to accompany over 400 beers, ciders and perries that will represent the region, the wider United Kingdom, and beyond.

    Tuesday: 13:00 – 22:30 (CAMRA members and trade only before 17:00), Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 – 22:30, Saturday 11:00 – 19:00. Last entry 30 minutes before close

    See https://winter.gbbf.org.uk for all details and to buy tickets

  • Fleetwood Beer And Cider Festival 2020 Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 February 2020 Blackpool & Flyde CAMRA

    The annual Fleetwood Beer and Cider Festival returns in 2020. Over 100 beers, ciders, perries, and a large selection of bottled beers from around the globe. Live music Fri and Sat evenings. More details to follow and available at www.blackpool.camra.org.uk . This is their 38th effort, go along and see if they've finally got it right!!!!

  • Branch Social: Get together at the Fleetwood Beer Festival Friday 7 February 2020 Blackpool & Flyde CAMRA

    How many times have you been to a neighbouring CAMRA branch's beer festival, bumped into members of your own branch, said I didn't know you were coming, I'd have come with you if I'd have known etc. Or, after the event heard that they were there the day before you, or the day after and missed them completely?

    Well not this time. The plan is to go over for the Friday afternoon session, so why not join us and other members of the East Lancs branch there. You can make you own way there or we'll be looking getting the train with the times to follow. Cheers!

  • Branch AGM 2020 Tuesday 18 February 2020 19:30 Bridge Bier Huis

    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, but if anyone has any they’d like to add they can contact Thomas or Emma by the end of January for consideration.

    Several members of the committee are stepping down so this is your time to step up. A list of current and soon to be vacant positions will be circulated in due course. Anyone interested in joining the Committee, or taking on one of the various other branch roles, can you please contact Thomas and/or Emma using the email addresses ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc and ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@yraterces respectively.

    If standing for a position please arrange a “proposer” and a “seconder” (someone to put your name forward and support) Nominations may be accepted on the night, 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.

    *Please note the pub is normally closed on Tuesdays but they are opening especially for us*

  • Branch Social: Coach Trip Around Rossendale Saturday 14 March 2020 Rossendale Area

    Mark the date in your diaries for a coach trip around Rossendale's hard to get to pubs. Pick up will be at Casked, Rawtenstall at 12.00pm

    Register your interest now by emailing Pete Clegg, Social Secretary, via ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos

  • Lancashire Branches Social 2020 Saturday 21 March 2020 Cumbria Branches Area

    Meet up for this year's regional social event at Hogarths, Lancaster (formerly Varsity, Oscar's) 9 George Street, LA1 1XQ from 12:30 for a social meander around some of Lancaster's finest establishments

  • Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference 2020 Friday 3 – Sunday 5 April 2020 York

    Start planning your trip now

    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. Keep up to date at agm.camra.org.uk

  • Isle of Man Beer Festival 2020 Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 April 2020 Isle of Man CAMRA

    Join our friends over the water for the 9th Isle of Man Beer and Cider festival held at Villa Marina, Douglas. They will have over 150 different beers, ciders and fruit wines from across the British Isles for your pleasure.

    Visit www.iombeerfestival.com for more information!

  • West Pennines Regional Meeting May 2020 Saturday 9 May 2020 Cumbria Branches Area

    Mark your diaries for the next WP meeting, in May 2020, which will be held in the Cumbria region at the Hawkshead Beer Hall, Mill Yard, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR.

    Confirmation of the start time will be announced in due course.

  • Clitheroe Beer Festival 2020 Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 May 2020 Assembly Hall of St Michael and St Johns, Clitheroe

    Mark the date now for the 13th Clitheroe Beer Festival.

    CBF returns in 2020 for our 13th Festival - lucky for some if not all! Expect 60+ cask ales, a well stocked key keg bar, real ciders and perries - and NEW for 2020 - a Gin & Rum bar. Thurs preview evening 4.30pm-9.30pm. Friday & Saturday 12pm-11pm. £3 entry, FREE for CAMRA members. Hot food available, music on Friday & Saturday evenings. Sponsorship opportunities with great benefits, starts at just £75 to sponsor a barrel. Contact us for more info!

  • Skipton Beer Festival 2020 Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 May 2020 Keighley & Saltaire CAMRA

    The 14th Skipton Beer Festival is again to be held at Ermysted's Grammar School.

    More details to follow when available or visit https://skiptonbeerfestival.camra.org.uk

  • Lancashire Branches Meeting July 2020 *TBC* Saturday 11 July 2020 Venue To Be Confirmed

    Mark your diaries now for the next Lancashire Branches meeting held here our very own East Lancs Region!

    Come along to find out what's happening CAMRAwise across the Lancashire Region.

    Papers for the meeting will be uploaded to the Members' Area of the West Pennines website , but if you wish these to be emailed to you (and are not already on the distribution list) contact Maggie at moc.liamg@armacscnal.

  • West Pennines Regional Meeting November 2020 Saturday 21 November 2020 Lancashire Branches Area

    Mark your diaries for the WP meeting to be held in November 2020, which will be held in the Lancashire region.

    Further information to follow in due course.