*** A change to our advertised programme ***
Thursday, March 16 2017 at 7:30PM
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North End Social Club
60 Roff Avenue
Bedford MK41 7TW
A screening of the award winning film
What's the talk about?
Sadly, our Skeptics speaker this week has just contacted us to say that due to a family bereavement, he will be unable to join us. Obviously, it is impossible at this notice to recruit a replacement.
So instead we offer the opportunity to see the winner of the Best Picture Oscar last year, Spotlight, which recounts the exposure by the Boston Globe of Roman Catholic clerical child abuse, and opened the floodgates that swept away a global coverup conspiracy – an ongoing story, with the location announced just last week of a mass grave of 800 infants in an orphanage in County Galway, run by nuns of the ironically named Bon Secours order.
It acquires even greater topicality from the savage assault on press independence launched by President Erdoğan in Turkey, and now in the US by President Trump. Even here, last week, when the Education Secretary was talking to school heads about grammar schools, filming was banned.
Apart from which, it’s great movie! Come and join us to enjoy it over a pint (equivalent non-acoholic beverages are available, of course).
It’s a full 2 hours, so we’ll start promptly at 7.30, glasses in hand, fully topped up!