Gigs and Events 2019

 

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.

Friday 14 June     Southmead Hospital Buskathon                                                               Main Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital,BS10 5NB                                                      Please arrive by 11.40 for a 12.00 start. The setlist 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.  Arrive 2pm                                                            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.                                 More information about the street party here. The setlist can be found here.

Sunday 1 September St Werburghs Community Centre –  ‘Picnic in the Park’                 Mina Road Park, St Werburghs, Bristol. BS2 9XN     Please arrive at 2pm to play  3pm – 3.45pm. More information here.  The setlist can be found here.   There will be a practice for this event on Friday 30 August at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9,30pm.

Saturday 5 October   Harvest Supper, All Saints Church House, Long Ashton BS41 9LE (NB. NOT the Community Centre)  7.00 – 9.30pm (band arrive for 6.30pm)               There will be a practice for this event on Friday 4 October at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm. More information and the setlist can be found here

Sunday 6 October    Long Ashton Apple Day      3 – 4pm                                                       Main Hall, Long Ashton Community Centre       Click here for event poster.              There will be a practice for this event on Friday 4 October at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm. The setlist can be found here. More information can be found here.

Sunday 20 October    St Mary’s West Kington – Harvest Supper    6pm   (band arrive for 5pm)       St Mary’s Church, Church Farm, West Kington, Chippenham. SN14 7JE There will be a practice for this event on Friday 18 October at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm.  The setlist can be found here.

Sunday 10 November  Brigstowe Village Band Workshop     10am – 4pm   (Doors open 9.30am)              Long Ashton Community Centre

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            (band arrive for 9.30am)                           Upstairs in Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street, Bristol. BS1 3HY.  The venue is behind Tesco and opposite Poundland and the nos 3 and 4 bus stop. There is a lift in the building .             The setlist can be found here.There will be a practice for this event on Friday 15 November at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Saturday 30 November      Fair Saturday         This gig has been cancelled                                                     

Sunday 8 December    John Lewis – supporting the Southmead Hospital Christmas Buskathon      12.30    There will be a practice for the Christmas Buskathon gigs on Friday 6 December at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm. This will be an important practice for the Christmas gigs so please attend if possible. The  Final Setlist and arrival instructions for John Lewis can be found here.

Tuesday 10 December        Retirement Party.          7 – 9.30pm                                         West Kington Stud, Church Farm, West Kington, Chippenham. SN14 7JE                      We will play two sets (approx 30mins and 45 mins) as background music. Please let Liz know if you are able to contribute a duet / trio etc item. Refreshments will be provided (hot buffet). There will be practices for this event at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP on Tuesday 3 December 10 – 11.30am and on Friday 6 December at 6.30pm (before the Christmas Buskathon practice). The playlist for the rehearsal can be found here.

Friday 20 December     Southmead Hospital Christmas Buskathon        1.00pm                     Atrium, Main Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital. BS10 5NB     The Christmas Playlist can be found here.

Saturday 11 January 2020     New Year Cabaret Party       5.30 – 8.30pm                          The Beehive, Wellington Hill West, Bristol. BS9 4QY                                                                          A chance for the band to get together and celebrate the New Year. Family and friends welcome. Dust off your party piece – favourite song, tune, poem, dance, joke, juggling, magic act ……….. individuals or groups – we know you’re a talented  bunch.