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Fringe Activities

Desi: A Pub Story - Film screening on FRIDAY 26 APRIL 7-8.30pm

This session is free to attend, and you can bring a drink down from the Members’ Bar to enjoy during the film.

A private members-only first ever screening of this film made for the Learn & Discover platform. An educational resource, awareness raising and campaigning tool, the film expands upon CAMRA’s award winning Desi Pubs book. Featuring ‘desi’ (people of Indian heritage) pubs, landlords, food, history and culture. The film doesn’t pull any punches when tackling the more difficult moments in the history of desi pubs. A poignant and human story of pubs serving their communities. Followed by a Q&A with the director, Zaki Solosho, assisted by Alex Metcalfe, CAMRA’s Learn & Discover Manager.

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Saturday 27 April at 3.30pm

These sessions take place after Conference has finished on Saturday 27 April from 3.30-5.00pm. They all run concurrently, so please note you should only book into one.

All, except the Book Talk & Beer Tasting activity are free to attend. Members can turn up on the day, but preference will be given to those who’ve booked in advance.

Recruiting new and younger members to CAMRA

There are several challenges facing membership recruitment at present. Declining numbers since COVID and an ageing membership mean we need to focus on how we recruit in the future. This workshop will provide advice and idea swapping on recruitment as well as giving an overview of future activities. See you there.

Presented by John Cottrell, Head of Membership and Laura Coles, Membership Recruitment Officer.

How to create a Local Pub Heritage Listing

This session will take you on a step-by-step journey through the process of creating, and publishing, a Local Pub Heritage List: a list of your local pubs that have heritage features. Your list will include pubs which are not sufficiently distinctive to qualify for a national listing.

If possible, participants are asked to bring their smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Presented by Dave Pickersgill, Pub Heritage Group member and Sheffield Pub Campaigns Co-ordinator, assisted by Regional Directors, Andrea Briers and Kevin Keaveny.

Tasting & Talk: CASK, the real story behind Britain’s unique beer culture (£10)

Cask beer has played a crucial role in the rise of beer appreciation and remains a unique format delivering a drinking experience that cannot be achieved in any other way.

Explore the origins and history of cask ale, as well the ways in which it has developed and changed over time.

This session will include samples of cask ale from the Members’ Bar.

Presented by Des de Moor, author of “Cask”, assisted by Alan Murphy, Commissioning Editor from CAMRA’s Trading team.