December events at The Bread & Roses

Hello All,
There is plenty of merriment this December here at The Bread and Roses Pub.

Tues 3rd – Sat 7th ‘Maisie’ Split from his wife Mandy, Dan Reegan takes his six year old daughter out to central London for the day-  ‘Don’t be late. Don’t you dare be late. She’s going to the theatre with her friend Haley to see a show. It’s Haley’s birthday treat and Maisie’s been invited. I want her back by five. I know what you’re like.’ …  ‘What the f**k are you talking about? I’ve never brought her back late, you know that.’

Thurs 5th ‘Clapham Comedy Club’ is back this month with a strong lineup of top comedians, Patrick Monahan, James Dowdeswell, Paul F Taylor, Inder Manocha, Nick Huynh, Jenan Younis MC Sion James

Fri 6th ‘Dreader Than Bread’ DJ Stephen T, joined by a special guest!! You’re guaranteed to be treated to all kinds of Reggae classics on vinyl!

Live music Sat 7th ‘The Cracked’ are a stellar high energy multi-piece ensemble whose Original material is laced with Latin, African, Spanish, Balearic beats and harmonies. A great band for the party weekend of the year.

Sun 8th & Mon 9th ‘Shame’ The story of a mischievous little girl is mirrored by the adventures of a daring woman who is not afraid to feel her own feelings, and asks the audience to do the same. An immersive one-woman show that provokes thru its honesty and at the same time promises to be hilarious, Shame is a vivid and colorful performance that might move you literally from your seat, as you’ll embark on a unique journey of truth and dare.

Tues 10th & Weds 11th ‘The Coach of Christmas Past’ Ebenezer McScroogeCoach has it all – fame, money, a great sports bra and a ruthless desire to win no matter what the cost.
Determined to catapult her 5-a side team, The Tinsel Town Tiny Tims, to the top of the league she’ll stop at nothing to see them succeed. That is, until one fateful Christmas Eve, when a visit from an old friend turns her world upside down…
Funnier than a Christmas cracker joke, more festive than an ugly Christmas jumper and sillier than a pantomime horse (oh yes it is!) this two woman comedy re-imagining of ‘A Christmas Carol’ will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside like you’ve had a few too many mulled wines.

Thurs 12th & Fri 13th ‘Greyhounds’ The year is 1941 and rehearsals for Henry V are about to begin…      Greyhounds entwines Shakespeare’s famous story of ‘warlike Harry’ with the everyday trials and tribulations of small village life during World War Two. Whilst the war rages above them, the residents of Shuttlefield village struggle to stage a production of Henry V to raise money for their local Spitfire fund.

Live music Fri 13th ‘Diz Watson’ one of the rockinest piano players in the world – is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans style piano ­ an exuberant mix of Barrel House, Rhythm and Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Boogie Woogie – influenced by Fats Domino, Huey “Piano” Smith, Dr. John, James Booker and Professor Longhair.

Live music Sat 14th ‘The High Points’ When the feeling is right and your mood is bright The High Points will light up your night. Wake the funk, now your worries have shrunk. Meaningful words and groovy vibes is how they like to write. A unique genre of indie, funk and disco is gripping crowds all around the UK. Headline shows, tours, festival and radio play across continents. The High Points not only deliver you a fun and enjoyable experience but a meaningful and soulful discovery.

Sun 15th & Mon 16th ‘STORIES: Exploring Matters Of A Young Mind’ a series of short pieces written, directed and performed by young people (14-20). The pieces were written in response to how they are dealing with growing up in today’s cultural and political climate and have been developed in collaboration with Distracted Rat, a company of writers from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Tues 17th – Sat 21st ‘The Santa Crisis’ Mayhem and madness ensues as Santa Claus dives into an Identity Crisis – can La Befana, Sinterklaas and the Flog Father bring Santa back to his senses? Will the Elves ever stop striking? It’s a race against Time, Belief and…wait a minute; WHO’S DELIVERING ALL THE PRESENTS?!?!

Thurs 19th Kicking off our new and exciting monthly Jam night hosted by Scotty Watson. It will be a USA combination of showcasing and jamming plus a couple of featured acts every month with a chance to bag yourselves a slot at our B&R stage at Glastonbury festival 2020. Our first event will be Thursday 19th of December. For anyone who’s interested please drop Scotty a message on Insta @scottyrockstar or email us at

Live music Fri 20th ‘Cool Beans Roadshow’ “Mixing up songs, sketches, panpipe performances, aerobic workouts and the most extreme game of pass the parcel you have ever seen – the Cool Beans Roadshow are coming to London for a very special Xmas show! As seen at festivals up and down the country like Glastonbury, Camp Bestival and many more, the gang are promising a festive treat like no other! Supporting are ‘Cliff Rescue and The Helicopters.’ One of the most bodacious bands around, guaranteed to get you jumpin’ and jivin’ with their mix of Surf Rock classics and tropical party tunes.

Live music Sat 21st ‘Precious’ with influences ranging from Rage Against the Machine to Talking Heads, Precious is a band that combine pummelling riffs, intense vocals, and danceable grooves. The four-piece formed earlier this year on Valentine’s Day, building upon a tight musicianship their members developed within previous projects. Their songs are born out of long jam sessions, which have since been refined, bringing a controlled chaos to live performances. With support from ‘3 Men and A Goat.’

Sat 28th ‘The Shakeup’ The Shakeup is as dedicated to pure soul music as The Bread & Roses is dedicated to creating a truly inclusive & cosmopolitan entertainment venue. It is the perfect home for an uncompromising soul club. Admission is free – all you have to do is pitch up & get down.  Dance to: Roy Lee Johnson/ Tommy & The Charms/ Bunny Sigler/ Bird Rollins/ Little Jerry Williams/ Jay Bee Bryant/ Eddie Miller/ The Manhattans/Jimmy Holiday & Clyde King/ The Lovettes/ The Impacts/ Little Anthony & the Imperials/ Eddie Holman/ Joe Tex/ Robert Knight/ Marv Johnson/ Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes/ Detroit Emeralds/ The Incredibles/ Erma Franklin/ Maurice & The Radiants/ Ruby Andrews/ The Contours/ The Elgins and many more!

Sun 29th ‘The Blues Jam’ – Deep rooted blues in the heart of Clapham. The Jam is kicked off by 4 piece band with harmonica great Errol Linton and guitarist Dave Wilson who has been on the scene for years and has worked very successfully in the West End and much more. Sign up from 5pm, all musicians welcome! Free entry.

Tues 31st ‘New Year’s Comedy Special’ – Six Top Comedians plus Compere :Chris Mccausland, Dimitri Bakanov, Jo Coffey, Currer Ball, Sonia Aste, Iffy & MC Sion James -welcome drink, nibbles, sweets & chocs,& party items. Plus live music from Monsoon Radio & DJs to see in 2020.
Tickets for the comedy can be purchased here .The live music will be in the main bar, with free entry all night!

For more information and for tickets on any of our theatre productions please visit

Open Mic Night continues every Thursday throughout December excluding Christmas Day.

We will be open for drinks on Christmas Day so pop on down with your family & friends and have a few festive drinks with us.

The Bread and Roses is run by the Workers Beer Company of Battersea & Wandsworth Trades Union Council.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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