Wednesday evenings at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley.
Occasional guests at another Southampton venue
18 Dec 2017
MONDAY: Xmas Party (with Mummers: tbc), jointly with The Doghouse Music Session [tbc]
(A Saints match on Weds. 13th., and the fall of Xmas, enforce changes to our December schedule).
What we're not changing, though, is the happy format of The Focsle's Xmas do:
seasonal food, the usual hilarious nonsense from King John's Mummers, and party-pieces from Focsle Music regulars. If you've been to The Doghouse, you'll know that, though the Mummers surely pride themselves on operating in the tightest of spaces, the room is really TOO small for a battle between Turk and Englishman (however stagey). Subject to OK from the landlord and regulars, this will take place in the main bar (as their usual visits do), and it's possible our whole event will be decanted to there for the evening. KJM's visit is planned for about 21:45, after their final pre-Xmas rehearsal (so perhaps they'll remember their lines? A good or bad thing: that's for you to judge :-) "They practice beforehand, which ruins the fun" [Flanders & Swann]).
No raffle this week: King John's Mummers perform and collect for charity.
All this may be stymied if many of The Guide Dog regulars object to having their quiet routine disturbed, in which case we'll have fixed to operate somehwere else. Keep watching this space.
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