Gigs and Events 2020

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: 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 2020

Saturday 11 January    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.

March or April  Bluebells at St Mary’s Church, Portbury       to be confirmed

Friday 8 May    Stoke Gifford Retirement Village (May Day Celebration)                        35 to 40 mins between 1.45 and 3.30pm (tbc). More details to follow. There will be a practice for this event on Friday 24 April at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP from 7.30 – 9.30pm

Monday 1 June       St Stephens Lunchtime Concert                                                                 St Stephens Church, 21, St Stephens Street, Bristol. BS1 1EQ       There will be a practice for this event on Friday 29 May at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP from 7.30 – 9.30pm

Friday 12 June     Southmead Hospital Buskathon     12 noon   Atrium of Main Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital, BS10 5NB     (They are also planning dates playing in Broadmead – to be confirmed)

Saturday 20 June  Mid Summer Celebration : Feed Bristol / Avon Wildlife Trust   Frenchay Park Road, Bristol. BS16 1HB              Provisional

Saturday 27 June     Annual Diocesan Day    St Brendan’s College, Broomhill Road, Brislington, Bristol. BS4 5RQ           (time tbc)  45 – 60 minutes background music     There will be a practice for this event on Friday 26 June at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. Bs9 4RP from 7.30 – 9,30pm

Saturday 10 October    Concert with Badgerset      Nailsea      Details to follow

Wednesday 21 October   Portishead Senior Forum     Folk Hall, 95 High Street, Portishead. BS20 6RP    Arrive 1.30pm to start playing at 2.15pm (35mins to refreshment break then round off after the break)

Saturday 28 November   Rotary Club Fundraising Concert for St Peters Hospice       Folk Hall, 95, High Street, Portishead. BS20 6RP      Evening – details to follow

Friday 4 December    Southmead Hospital Buskathon   12 noon     Atrium of Main Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital, BS10 5NB       (We will also play in John Lewis – date to be confirmed)

Monday 21 December    St Stephens Lunchtime Concert                                                           St Stephens Church, 21 St Stephens Street, Bristol. BS1 1EQ