In the 1880s the radicals in Leeds used to gather in Angel pub off Briggate to toast Tom Paine’s memory on his birthday, the 29 January. For several years the Ford-Maguire Society has tried to copy this event without much success.
However this year we have booked Fairuz’s Lebanese restaurant for the 29th January from 6 pm. There will be a buffet with a wide variety of tasty Lebanese dishes including several vegan dishes plus a meat dish. The cost will be £15.
Trevor Griffiths the well known playwright and script writer has agreed to be our guest of honour. Trevor has written a brilliant and successful play about Tom Paine which was performed at the Globe Theater.
At the end of the meal we will toast Tom Paine. And perhaps some of us will go one to the Angel for further toasts.
Please please could you email Garth [firstname.lastname@example.org] or Shaun [email@example.com] (particularly between the 6-21 January when Garth will be out Leeds) if you are coming. We need to do this for the numbers for the buffet .
This promises to be a great evening.
See you there.
Garth Frankland and Shaun Cohen
0797 1933 512
Leeds LS2 8JU
England (Fairfax House)