Sunday, 21 April 2013



Thurs Apr 18 3pm NEW BILTON Hollybush, Lawford Rd

Fri Apr 19 4pm STALL Along from Asda

7pm BROWNSOVER Crown, Newbold

Sat Apr 20 2pm EASTLANDS & HILLMORTON The Bell, Hillmorton Rd

Sun Apr 21 3pm CALDECOTT The Griffin, Kingsway

Thurs Apr 25 6pm EARL CRAVEN Half Moon, Warwick Rd, Wolston

Fri Apr 26 6pm LAWFORD Cauldecott Arms, Main St, Long Lawford

Sun Apr 28 2pm FOSSE Denbeigh Arms, Monks Kirby

Mon Apr 29 6pm ADMIRALS Black Horse, Main St, Bilton

Tues Apr 30 2pm NEW BILTON Hollybush, Lawford Rd

6pm BROWNSOVER Outside Merry Monk, Helvellyn Way

Wed May 1st 2pm STALL Rugby Clock Tower

TUSC campaign to save Sheaf & Sickle highlighted in local media

Rugby TUSC has been campaigning to prevent the Sheaf & Sickle pub in Long Lawford from being turned into a private dwelling. An on line petition has gathered over 200 names in less than two weeks, and a number have signed hard copies. Local TUSC supporter Gerry White was interviewed on BBC CWR following our media release, and the story featured at the top of page 5 in the Rugby Advertiser on April 18th - see http://bit.ly/15nfu5z


Rugby Advertiser chose to use TUSC Secretary Pete McLaren's comments to put a socialist view on the contribution Maggie Thatcher to working class life in Britain. Phrases like "The people I have sympathy for today are those working class people whose families suffered tremendous hardship as a result of her policies,”.........“Firstly, as Education Secretary, Thatcher stopped free milk for school children........."she was determined to teach the working class a lesson for bringing down the Ted Heath Government of the 1970s, Thatcher attacked the trade union movement in a savage and brutal way as soon as she came to power......... "Publicly owned industries were destroyed. Working class communities were devastate....... "Such policies have echoes today, and her support for financial de-regulation, epitomized by the deregulation of the City of London, has contributed to the present economic crisis." were quoted in the April 11th edition

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Rugby TUSC joins campaign to defend local music studio

From the Rugby Observer web site

CONCERN is mounting over the future of the Lampworks Studios – a mainstay of the Rugby music scene for many years.

The Rugby Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) have organised a gig this Saturday (April 6) to highlight the position of the 92 Lower Hillmorton Road recordings studios, which is located in a larger building currently occupied by Rugby Gymnastics Club.

But the long-term future of the studios remains unclear with the gymnastics club looking to move to share state-of-the-art new facilities at a planned indoor sports hall on Kilsby Lane.

TUSC candidate Steve Roberts – who regularly uses the studios – said :

“The gig is part of a series of events at the studios to highlight its possible closure.

“The studio and rehearsal rooms have been a mainstay of the Rugby music scene for many years and continue to play an important part in the development of young musicians and bands in the area. The studio is something which is much needed in the town.”

And fellow TUSC member Pete McLaren was equally alarmed at the possibility of the venue closing.

He added: “The studio is currently in use as a venue for music/art/film nights, recording, and rehearsal space for local bands and artists. It is the only asset of its kind in the Rugby area.

“Over the years just about every person involved in the Rugby music scene has used the studios at one time or another.”

The gig – which will also mark the launch of TUSC’s Warwickshire County Council election campaign – will feature folk/punk outfit Steve White and the Protest Family, alt/garage singer-songwriter Martin “Hungry Dog” Dowsing, and Nuneaton rockers The Hunting Party.

It starts at 7.30pm and entry is £5 on the door.

A facebook group Save 92 Campaign has already been set up.

Read more: Fears for future of Rugby’s Lampworks Studios | Rugby Observer