FOCSLE Music Events

second & fourth Tuesdays of each month at The Guide Dog,  Bevois Valley,
third & fifth Wednesdays at The Wellington Arms,  Freemantle,
and some Fridays at “The First” Gallery,  Bitterne,  SOUTHAMPTON

22 Jun 2022
  Weds. VIRTUAL, 8pm UK  &  LIVE at The Welly, 8pm: Singaround

Updated 10th June:  this date is booked in with the pub

PLEASE NOTE:  PARTS OF THE SITE [e.g. branding banners, location page] ARE BEING UPDATED SEPARATELY FROM THE 'EVENTS' DIARY, SO WILL SHOW OUT-OF-DATE INFO FOR A WHILE UNTIL THAT GETS SORTED. 

OK:  to the real business…

To maintain in-person music every week, we shift the pattern of Weds., just for June, to avoid The Dog’s and The Welly’s events being on two consecutive nights, twice in the month.  This will unavoidably overlap with the Zoom sessions.  Live FOCSLE Music will be a themed Singaround.  Songs, poems, etc., referencing NEWSPAPER TITLES*, or HIGH [if not both at once] welcome.  Our MC for the evening will be accomplished singer, guitarist and songwriter Jonathan Klein.
A shift of a ‘live’ night to second & fourth Weds. will be a rare occurrence, not until Feb. AND March 2023 [the diary pattern replicates, in these months], recurring in November '23.

* ideally, terminology, not placenames [so, e.g. "Star" / "Echo", rather than Toronto / Liverpool].  Feel free to e-mail for a list of suggestions.

The usual other gubbins on hand, too:  raffle, with alcohol [and, often, confectionery] prize(s);  warm, welcoming atmosphere;  intelligent and entertaining between-song chat;  wide range of genres and approaches.

  Phone 023 8046 2723, or e-mail about this LIVE event, until c.7pm on 22nd, or ring 077 7598 2908 until c.7:45 on the night.


The shadow of COVID.  Though estimates have dropped markedly, the data show a climb from the recent trough in the southern cities [now hovering around 4 to 5%];  a new severe variant could cause short-notice cancellation at any time.  Rates of 7.5% in the Southampton region, OR 10% in any of the nearby regions, if they have over 1,000 study-contributors, would trigger automatic cancellation.  See this map [the Zoe Study] we derive that data from [zoom in, max. – = three times, top right, on a computer – to make each region large enough to click/tap].  By reading the same data at the same time we do, you can stay abreast of our decisions.


Virtual FOCSLE contnues as usual.  Similar relaxed and humorous feel to the live version.  Any musical genre — and occasional cultural forays beyond music.

You’ll need a password.  e-mail virtual@focsle.org.  Note our codes changed on May 25th so, if you have the previous ones stored, and haven't heard from us since then, you'll need to contact us for the new ones.

[Optional] themes today:
NEWSPAPER TITLES [generic names, not places, so "Star" but not "Toronto"]
& HIGH

Hope to see you there.

Next date online:  July 13th.

14 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022