The season of Scant Applause (groan) is upon us once more, time to get out the funny hats and the mistletoe.
The Christmas party is next Tuesday (19th December) and we welcome back, as a special guest, Big John Lee on tenor sax who will be augmenting Bill’s Dixie Demons. I am particularly looking forward to the musical cut and thrust from Richard and Big John.
We will be providing the usual Christmas comestibles for this festive occasion and, among other attractions on the night, Jolly Jim will make an appearance ably assisted by Richard’s right hand – gread and gutter anyone?
Don’t forget in the New Year on the 9th January we have the return of the Nevada Street Four. Tickets are on sale behind the bar. Make sure you get your’s – this is the perfect band to banish those post-Christmas blues. I will be giving a detailed description of the band in the next newsletter.
Happy Jazzmas to one and all.
The run-up to Christmas begins at the Club this weekend with Nick’s
Infamous Christmas Quiz at 7:30pm next Saturday evening, the 16th December. The quiz is for teams of up to 8, costs £3 per head and is always a great evening. Put your team name on the list on the notice board and pay on the evening. The next day we will be drawing our Christmas Raffle at 5pm, tickets are still available at £1 per strip from the bar – there will be many Christmassy prizes to help you get through the festive season. Christmas Jazz Club with Binky’s Festive Dixie Demons is on Tuesday 19th at 8pm and, finally, on Friday the 22nd we welcome back popular local band iWitness from 8:30pm, entry is free and all members and guests are welcome.
There’s a full Premier League fixture list in the run up to the Christmas weekend, including evening games this week with Huddersfield v Chelsea on Tuesday evening and West Ham v Arsenal on Wednesday. Over the coming weekend we will be showing four games, the highlight is the clash between Man City and Spurs at 5:30pm on Saturday. Next week we will be showing two of the Quarter Finals of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Tuesday 12th December::
Huddersfield v Chelsea (Premier League) 20:00
Wednesday 13th December
West Ham v Arsenal (Premier League) 20:00
Saturday 16th December
Leicester v Palace (Premier League) 12:30
Man City v Spurs (Premier League) 17:30
Infamous CHRISTMAS QUIZ 19.30
Sunday 17th December
West Brom v Man Utd (Premier League) 14:15
Bournemouth v Liverpool (Premier League) 16:30
CHRISTMAS DRAW 5pm
Monday 18th December
Everton v Swansea (Premier League) 20:00
Tuesday 19th December
Leicester v Man City (Carabao Cup Quarter Final) 19:45
JAZZ CLUB – Binky’s Festive Dixie Demons 8pm
Wednesday 20th December
Bristol City v Man Utd (Carabao Cup Quarter Final) 20:00
Friday 22nd December
Arsenal v Liverpool (Premier League) 19:45
Local live band – iWITNESS 8.30pm
Christmas is approaching and as usual we have a busy schedule to keep you entertained. First up is Nick’s Famous Christmas Quiz (some call it Infamous) from 7:30pm on Saturday 16th December. The Quiz is for teams of up to 8, costs £3 per head and includes nibbles, a raffle and prizes etc. Put your team name on the list on the Club Notice Board and pay on the night. We promise you a night never to be forgotten.
The following day, Sunday 17th December, we will be holding our Christmas Draw from 5pm. Tickets are on sale behind the bar at £1 per strip of tickets.
Tuesday 19th December is our Jazz Club Christmas Party from 8:00pm featuring Binky’s Festive Dixie Demons with special guest ‘Big John’ Lee. This is another night that is extremely popular and is not to be missed.
We start the Christmas weekend on Friday 22nd December as we welcome the return of popular local band iWitness, from 8:30pm until late. Entry is free and all members and guests are welcome.
Finally, as usual on New Years Eve, we will be having a disco from 9pm until late, entry will be by ticket only (available free at the bar) and there will be strictly no entry after 12:45am.
Sadly I have to inform you that I have been notified of the death on 21st November, after a long illness, of one of our Life Members, Pam Martiny. Pam was a popular and long-time member of the Club and will be sadly missed.
Pam’s funeral will be held at St Alban’s Church, Tilford Road, Hindhead at 1pm on Monday 11th December and afterwards at the ‘Bel and the Dragon’ in Jumps Road, Tilford (formerly known as the ‘Pride of the Valley’).
All that knew her are welcome to attend.