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WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB
WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB – NEW OPENING
We're delighted to say that WSC is open every week for the Covid-safe FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL, COMEDY, JAZZ and other events, and SATURDAY FILM NIGHT. We also host Bath Gaming Club every Tuesday.
FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
Bar open to all - free entry from 5.30pm - late. Free live music in the bar from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
2nd Oct: Allan Sherwin & Jess Murray - Popular covers and close harmonies
9th Oct: Body & Soul - Eclectic mix of jazz classics
16th Oct: Tea & Biscuits - Our house band - Happy-go-lucky acoustic fingerpicking duo
23rd Oct: Zac Ware's Jukebox - Choose from the menu and he'll play it!
30th Oct: Gaulois Brothers - Gypsy Jazz at its finest
BATH COMEDY CLUB - WIDCOMBE NIGHTS
New fortnightly Comedy Club nights presented by Bath Comedy
A triumphant return to live comedy with three top notch comedians in one night!
2nd October: STUART GOLDSMITH, NEIL MCFARLANE & PAULINE EYRE
16th October: MARCEL LUCONT, STEPHANIE LAING & DAVE WILLIAMS
Tickets £12 or £10 for WSC members - for details and booking see the Bath Comedy web site at www.bathcomedy.com
Covid-secure conditions incuding temperature checks, regular sanitising and cleaning, air conditioning, distancing disguised as cabaret seating, table service.
SATURDAY FILM NIGHTS
Bar open to all - free entry from 6.00pm . Film screenings - NOTE NEW TIME - 7:00pm in the Wharf Room - always with added old-school cinema popcorn-and-Pearl-&-Dean style charm!
3rd October: 80,000 Suspects
Val Guest, UK, 1963, 113m, PG, melodrama
starring: Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Cyril Cusack, the City of Bath
Now here’s a curiosity! A doctor attempting to save a faltering marriage to his nurse wife is summoned to the local hospital to diagnose a patient with mysterious symptoms. The NHS would have advised ‘stay at home’, as it turns out to be smallpox, and the hospital goes into lockdown. Too late! The virus is out and busily infecting the good citizens of – yes – BATH! The whole film was shot on location here during the savage winter of 1963, and the city puts in an Oscar-worthy performance as ‘The Backdrop’. We want to hear you whooping every time you recognise a location! Here’s a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu3AqHa96kw
All film tickets £7 or £5 for WSC Members,
available at Brown Paper Tickets
or on the door subject to availability.
10th October: The Comic Strip Presents... a special film night courtesy of Bath Comedy
The Bullshitters - Roll Out The Gunbarrel (1984)
Janie, daughter of Commander Jackson, the head of D15, has been kidnapped and there are only two men who can save her - former agents Bonehead and Foyle.
Written by and starring Peter Richardson and Keith Allen. Features Robbie Coltrane and includes a cameo from Malcolm Hardee.
Detectives On The Edge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1993)
When the lead star of 'The Gourmet Detective' mystery show is mysteriously bumped off, a bunch of various detectives from television shows from the 70s are teamed up with a television detective of the 90s to solve the crime.
Written by and starring Peter Richardson and Keith Allen. Features Jim Broadbent and Phil Cornwell.
Plus Pearl & Dean , Cartoons, Intermission,
Popcorn, Ice Cream and other delights!
Coming up soon:
17th Oct 2001 A Space Odyssey
24th Oct On The Waterfront
31st Oct The Shining
7th Nov Charade
We're making it 'Saturday Night at the Movies' - transforming WSC into an old-school cinematic experience including a buxom usherette, Pearl & Dean adverts, Looney Tunes cartoons and an Intermission for ice-cream, popcorn and other delights from the kiosk!
What you need to know is that:
We've cleaned, sanitised, and risk assessed everything for your comfort and safety
All table seating will be measured to ensure social distancing
Two households (up to 6 persons) can share a table
Table service from the bar will save unnecessary queuing for your drinks - contactless payment preferred
Bar prices will continue to be 10% discount for members
Members and non-members welcome as usual - to renew your membership or join anew and get your bar and ticket discounts just CLICK HERE
We're so pleased to be welcoming you back - see you soon!
DONATE TO WIDCOMBE SOCIAL CLUB
If you would like to help the Club with a financial donation please use the Paypal button below - any amount would be gratefully received, and go towards securing the future of this wonderful facility.
Bands, Vinyl DJs,
Film Screenings, Fairs and Festivals
Parties, Wedding Receptions, Wakes
Yoga, Pilates, Dance, Languages
Conferences, Training, Meeting Spaces
A variety of spaces and function rooms for a wide range of bookings and activities
Widcombe Social Club is a non-profit community focused venue catering classes and events for both local and regional groups. We are a registered charitable organisation and host various community events throughout the year - we also work in partnership with local charities to provide a space from which to plan, network, and fund-raise for their causes.
The WSC has been an important part of the area's heritage since it's inception in 1899 - originally found at 25 Claverton Buildings on Widcombe's high-street as the 'Widcombe Workmen’s Club', it officially became 'Widcombe Social Club' after moving to its new and current premises in 1970.
After a multi-million pound redevelopment deal was completed in 2012, the face of the Social Club (and with it Widcombe Hill) was changed forever - re-opening in 2016, the 'New Club' is a light and modern venue which still holds true to its historic roots, retaining its membership system in a more inclusive form and acting as a hub for community-ran events and providing entertainment with local audiences in mind. Find out more about our history here!
Yes, we are a dog friendly venue!
If you have any questions or comments please send us a quick message and we'll get back to you!
Tel: 01225 460 456