most 1st & 5th Tues., and most 2nd & 4th Weds., each month
at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley, SOUTHAMPTON SO14 6SF
Occasionally, elsewhere in the city
27 Mar 2019
NO MEET: we’re going to Dorchester – JOIN US?
We’re cancelling tonight’s singaround (on Tues 26th instead), to allow some our regularrs and admin. team to attend To WIn The Day at the Court House (now branded Shire Hall), Dorchester (http://www.shirehalldorset.org). This is a "folk drama" [with trad. and original music] by Sophie Wright (a long-overdue future guest) and the performing group she's a member of, Time & Tide, with songs giving the women's slant on the events surrounding The Tolpuddle Martyrs. March 27th is the 185th anniversary of their trial, which happened in the very room To Win The Day is being performed, lending the performance a palpably charged atmosphere (I saw Tolpuddle Man, Graham Moore's folk opera, in the same venue, and can vouch for that extra frisson). e-mail Paul (see sidebar) to join us on this trip.
Tx are £12/£10. We'll organize cars: we hope one will run from Lymington, or Brockenhurst, too; you'll need to re-imburse your driver c.£4 for fuel if there are five in the car. Recommend eating in the car on the way down, so we don’t have to leave over-early. Reckon on leaving So’ton about 5:30pm (if you’d prefer a sit-down meal [e.g. in Dorchester], there may be enough people to make a carful who would leave earlier than this), Lymo/Brock about 6pm. Performance ends c.9:30, so return to So’ton by 11:30, New Forest c.11pm.
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