UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS MONTH

CAMRA Winter Ales Festival 2020

Date: Fri 7th Feb 5pm-11pm, Sat 8th Feb 11pm-7pm​

Featuring at least 30 cask beers plus traditional ciders! Admission £8 per session: includes your first £2 worth of beer tokens for all customers, and a further £2 worth of free beer tokens for CAMRA members.

Tickets available at; 

www.ticketsource.co.uk/ FRI

www.ticketsource.co.uk/ SAT

Friday Night Social - Tea and Biscuits

Date: Fri 7th Feb, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

Duration: 2hrs

Our favourite happy-go-lucky electroacoustic fingerpicking duo are back after a storming session just before Christmas. Once lovingly described as 'Simon & Garfunkle on meth'...

Friday Night Social - Body and Soul

Date: Fri 14th Feb, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

Duration: 2hrs

A WSC Valentine's special - playing an extensive mix of jazz classics and covers to get you in a romantic mood - listen out for the soothing vocal accompaniment.

Friday Night Social - Mac Seka

Date: Fri 21st Feb, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

Duration: 2hrs

Über-talented Senegalese singer/songwriter Mac Seka will be returning with his unique solo style.

Bath Soul Club - Keep the Faith

Date: Sat 22nd Feb, 8pm to 1am

Bath Soul Club is BACK for 2020, featuring all the soulful classics of yesteryear - ticket listings and further details will be added once available.

Friday Night Social - James Lambeth Trio

Date: Fri 28th Feb, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

Duration: 2hrs

James Soul-of-the-Social Lambeth is providing another evening of soothing sounds - the jazzy trio will be playing covers and classics from Mercer to Marr and more...

Åkervinda - Acapella Nordic Folk

Date: Fri 28th Feb, 7:30pm

Grammy nominated acappella vocal quartet Åkervinda are back in town performing their enchanting and invigorating Nordic folk from Sweden.


'Jazz singers at heart, the four members of vocal quartet Åkervinda share a deep love of folk music and give new life to the Scandinavian folk tunes in their original and modern interpretations. The group released their second album 'Förgänglighet’ in Spring 2018. It was nominated for a Swedish Grammies in the category “Folk music of
the year”. Förgänglighet - the passing of life - is a tribute to all the things that withers away and a celebration of life in summer as well as autumn.

 

Like so many storytellers and artists before them, Åkervinda carries tales of women throughout
the ages, embodied in a visual musical live performance. Ever since their break through at the Aarhus Vocal Festival in Denmark in 2015 the
group have performed at an array of European vocal festivals and folk venues and at venues in Canada and the USA.'

Tickets available at - bathboxoffice.org.uk

Transmission Indie Disco #12

Date: Sat 29th Feb, 8pm to 1am

'Starting the year as we mean to go on, come and drink like Richard Burton, dance like John Travolta... now. Great music and a really great crowd. All the tunes that used to get you on the dance floor and plenty you've forgotten about, from Blondie to Brit-pop and Teenage Fanclub to Teenage Kicks.'

Tickets available at - www.ticketsource.co.uk

COMING SOON...

Bath Comedy Festival is BACK and bigger than ever for a rib-tickling two weeks of comedy, cabaret, and craziness. Here at the Widcombe Social Club we are proud to be hosting some returning favourites and new acts including...

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

Simon Evans - The Work of the Devil

...and of course hosts of the Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition 2020!

For more info, tickets, and general humour, please visit www.bathcomedy.com

NEXT MONTH

Jim Gallagher - Living a Dream

Date: Thu 5th Mar, doors open 7pm

'Jim Gallagher is a singer songwriter and guitarist who was raised in the west coast of Ireland and who spent many years in California. He now lives in Bath. At this event, Jim will be performing original songs from his latest album Living a Dream. He will also perform a few old favourites from his previous album entitled Empty Canvas Open Sky. Jim is delighted to have Sebastian Brice, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist (Sinnober) and jazz pianist Daan Temmink on board for the evening.

Tickets available at - www.eventbrite.co.uk/

Friday Night Social - The Gaulois Brothers

Date: Fri 6th Mar, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

Duration: 2hrs

Gypsy jazz at its finest! Returning for another evening of off-beat jigging, these fraternal fellows will certainly put a spring in your step.

Bath Welcomes Refugees - Charity Quiz

Date: Wed 11th Mar, 6:30 for 7pm start

Bath Welcomes Refugees is a local charity that is proactive in helping refugees find sanctuary in UK, and in particular in Bath and its surrounds. They are a voluntary organisation committed to empowering refugees to integrate within their new communities. 

Tickets available by contacting amanda.stone@bathwelcomesrefugees.org.uk

Friday Night Social - Bahola ft. Pete Kerr

Date: Fri 13th Mar, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

Duration: 2hrs

Traditional Irish session featuring the talents legendary folk-fiend Pete Kerr!

WA Garden Club - Marcel Floyd, A Talk On Clematis

Date: Wed 16th Mar, 7:15pm

Marcel, of Floyds Clematis and Climbers, is based in Calne, Wiltshire. In 1992 she started a wholesale nursery supplying local garden centres. She has launched cultivars Viticella 'Jolly Jake' and clematis 'Sara'.

Friday Night Social - Dan Reid Trio

Date: Fri 20th Mar, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

Duration: 2hrs

Funky trumpeting jazz goodness will set you in good stead for the first weekend of Spring.

Frug! Music for Dancing 

Date: Fri 20th March, 8pm to 1am

'Frug!' springs into action... DJ Eddieboy and DJ Ade bring you another night of quality 'music for dancing' from across the decades and genres: Disco - Soul - Ska - Funk - R'n'B - Hip Hop - House - Pop and Electronica: 80s, 90s & 21st Century.
FIVE FULL HOURS OF THE FINEST DANCE MUSIC at the Waterside Bar, Widcombe Social Club, Bath.

Tickets available at www.ticketsource.co.uk

Bath Half Wind-Down Gig - For Bath Mind

Date: Fri 21st March, doors 7pm, music 7:30pm

Wind down from the excitement of the Bath Half with a live music extravaganza in aid of Bath Mind! Including the talents of;

  • Sasspafellas (Male Harmony with a twist)

  • Sixties Plus (Rock & Pop)

  • Drifftwood (Rock & Blues legends)

AND a Grand Prize Draw!

Tickets available at www.eventbrite.co.uk

All of the Above Presents - Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain

Date: Mon 23rd March, doors 7:30pm for 8pm show

The Scottish duo whose musical genius and depth of inspiration in the folk tradition has brought them international acclaim and national recognition ranging from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Lifetime Achievement and Best Duo to an MBE each for services to music. Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, these two scintillating instrumentalists are also renowned for punctuating their concerts with their irreverent off-the-cuff wit and hilarious storytelling.

Shetlander ALY BAIN is the best known and most significant fiddle player in the Celtic tradition. He is rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler - arguably the finest of all time. A founder member of the quintessential folk group Boys of the Lough, Aly has toured extensively in America, Europe and the UK and worked with such luminaries as Eddi Reader and Richard Thompson. Accordion player PHIL CUNNINGHAM has been named as one of Scotlands 25 most influential people and his mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor and Rosanne Cash.

Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com

Dorothy House Fashion Show

Date: Wed 25th March, 7pm to 9pm

The wonderful Dorothy House Hospice Team will be hosting a fundraising fashion show - featuring handcrafted clothing and a variety of styles.

 

For more info please contact info@dorothyhouse-hospice.org.uk

Friday Night Social - James Lambeth Trio

Date: Fri 27th Mar, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

Duration: 2hrs

Resident soul-bringer James Lambeth is here at the WSC oncemore to round out our Winter FNS bloc - from Mercer to Marr and much more...

Electric Dreams 80s #8

Date: Sat 28th March, 8pm to 1am

Back once again to bring you a night of 80s pop....5 hours of non-stop floor fillers from the golden era of pop music. Calling all young guns and material girls....come and get into the groove at Widcombe Social Club, a great dance floor upstairs, cheap bar and just outside the city centre.

 

Tickets available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/

Photo credits: copyright Stride Treglown/Paolo Ferla

Richard Clarke