Dress code for gigs: (see photos of band for guidance)
Dress as Victorian working people. Please let the steering group know if you have problems as we have a few spare hats and waistcoats.
– basically yellow / green )…shades of) against black / white.
Black trousers or skirt / white shirt or blouse / black, green or yellow waistcoat (optional), necktie (optional).
Hats: top hat or bowler, or straw hat in summer – decorated
Music stands decorated with flowers if possible.
Click here for examples for new members.
Click here for gig planning document which can be used by any band member helping to plan an event.
Dates for 2019
Saturday 2 February Wassail in aid of Avon Wildlife / Feed Bristol Project 12 – 3pm approx Feed Bristol (Avon Wildlife Trust), Frenchay Park Road, Bristol. BS16 1HB Click here for more information. The setlist can be found here. There will be a practice for this event on Friday 1 February at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm. This will include some practice playing for dancing.
Sunday 24 March Brigstowe Village Band Workshop 10am – 4pm. Long Ashton Community Centre Day workshop led by Laurel Swift. We’ll be learning some new tunes and working on ensemble playing. Lunch included. Non-members welcome so bring your friends along.
Wednesday 15 May Portishead Senior Forum – ‘Spring Time to Summer: Tunes, songs, dances and stories from the Wessex of Thomas Hardy’ Arrive 1.30pm to play 2.45 – 3.45pm Refreshments will be provided. Folk Hall, 95, High Street, Portishead. BS20 6PR There will be a practice for this event on Tuesday 14 May at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm The playlist for the practice on Tuesday 14 May can be found here. This will also be the provisional setlist for Portishead Senior Forum.
Monday 3 June St Stephen’s Lunchtime Concert – ‘Midsummer Revels’ St Stephen’s Church, 21, St Stephen’s Street, Bristol. BS1 1EQ 1.10 – 2pm (rehearsal with Laurel for band 11.45pm) There will be a practice for this event on Friday 31 May at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm The setlist for St Stephens can be found here. More information here.
Saturday 22 June Horfield Community Orchard Summer Open Day Please arrive 1.30pm to play 2 – 2.20pm, 20 min break then 2.40 – 3pm 26, King’s Drive, Bishopston, Bristol. BS7 8JP The setlist can be found here. More information and directions here.
Saturday 6 July Midsummer Fair Avon Wildlife / Feed Bristol Project Feed Bristol (Avon Wildlife Trust), Frenchay Park Road, Bristol. BS16 1HB Event starts at 12 noon. BVB to play 12.30 – 1.15pm. Refreshments will be provided. The setlist can be found here. More information here.
Saturday 20 July Monk Road Street Party 3 – 4.30pm Monk Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8LE There will be a practice for this event on Friday 19 July at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm
Sunday 1 September St Werburghs Community Centre – ‘Picnic in the Park’ Mina Road, St Werburghs, Bristol Provisional
Sunday 6 October Long Ashton Apple Day Time to be confirmed (approx 4pm) Main Hall, Long Ashton Community Centre
Sunday 20 October St Mary’s West Kington – Harvest Supper 6pm St Mary’s Church, Church Farm, West Kington, Chippenham. SN14 7JE
Tuesday 19 November University of the Third Age (U3A) Monthly Meeting – ‘Autumn to Winter : English tunes, songs, dances and stories from the Wessex of Thomas Hardy’ 10am Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street, Bristol. BS1 3HY
Saturday 30 November Fair Saturday Provisional Downstairs Foyer, Colston Hall