UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS MONTH

Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet

Date: Thu 5th Dec, doors 7:30pm for 8pm show

Duration: 3hrs

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet is a fresh new collaboration between Israeli UK-resident drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis and Polish vocalist/composer extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas. The quartet features London based, Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, and the acclaimed Frank Harrison on piano and keyboards (UK).


With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, this band celebrates music from both collaborators, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between. Expect soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full colour electro-acoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.

For more information and tickets please visit

www.brownpapertickets.com

Friday Night Social - Antique Popstars

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

Duration: 2hrs

Bluegrass four-piece group the Antique Popstars will be jazzing-up your favourite pop-tunes with their signature sound - not one to be missed.

Electric Dreams 80's #7 - It's Christmas Time

Date: Fri 6th Dec, 8pm to 1am

Duration: 5hrs

Another night of glorious 80s pop - coming at you just in time for your Christmas party! Tickets now available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/

UK General Election Polling Station

Date: Thu 12th Dec, 7am to 10pm

Widcombe Social Club is again a local polling station for the Widcombe and Lyncombe area. Regardless of your political opinions, please take the time to carefully consider and cast your vote - it is essential to the success of our democratic system that all voices and opinions are heard and fairly represented.

Friday Night Social - James Lambeth Trio

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

Duration: 2hrs

What more can be said about the ineffable James Lambeth Trio? From Mercer to Marr and more, let the soulful singing warm your heart on a cold winter's night.

Transmission Indie Disco #11

Date: Sat 14th Dec, 8pm to 1am

Duration: 5hrs

'Come along and jump around like it's Christmas 91 - and Nevermind has only been out a few months... With 5 hours  of old school indie, punk and new wave greats. Come Dec 24th you'll easily be able to slip on that Santa or Santette costume, and place the non gender specific Barbie under the tree. 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

Widcombe's Winter Wingding

Date: Thu 19th Dec, 6pm to late

Back for our second year running, the WSC is proud to be hosting an extravaganza of local musical talent - from school orchestras to Dad-bands, we've got you covered! Featuring the talents of...

- Widcombe School Band
- Youth Squad
- Orchestra of Everything (OOE)
- Widcombe Parent's Choir
- By Imitation Only
- Magpie

- Rubix Groove

Come down and celebrate the last day of term - Christmas is coming, and the school run is a distant memory for the next two weeks! With mince pies and mulled wine to keep you warm, there's no excuse not to venture out - no tickets but a donation on the door will be taken in aid of Headway.

Friday Night Social - Tea and Biscuits

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

Duration: 2hrs

Hot off the local gigging scene and with an impressive collection of original tracks under their belts, Tea and Biscuits certainly won't be a soggy affair; expect heavy melodic vocal presence accompanied by evolving electroacoustic overlays.

PeopleLikeUs - Dancing for the Gen X-perts

Date: Fru 20th Dec, 8pm to 1am

PeopleLikeUs is a NEW night in Bath, created for all you experienced dancing party people who don't get to dance as much as you used to. We wanted to create a night that will happen 3-4 times a year, that will get all of you who used to boogie the weekend nights away without a care in the world, back on the dance floor - grinning again! We all got older, become responsible and, well... stopped doing it as much!

With music ranging from Ska, Disco, Funk, Funky House through to Techno, Skank and D&B - whatever we play, dance like no-ones looking and forget yourself with other People Like Us!

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

The Story of a Nutcracker

Date: Sat 21st Dec,  shows at 11-12, 1-2, 3-4

Duration: 50mins

Think of the famous Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky... Now turn it on its head and engage your wildest imagination; add 6 amazing classical musician/actors, plenty of interaction and a roller-skating Sugar Plum Fairy and you might be beginning to scratch the surface...

Tickets available at www.tickettailor.com

Boys in Mind - The Even Fatter Gig of the Year

Date: Fri 27th Dec/Sat 28th Dec, TBC

It's back and fatter than ever - our end-of-year musical marathon returns to the Widcombe Social, to give you the perfect excuse for even more 

drinking between the Crimbo/NYE limbo!  Collections will be made for the Boys in Mind charity, who are seeking to expand mental health awareness and services to schoolkids in the Bath area.

 

Details will be announced closer to the date - but expect returning favourites from last year!

No tickets, donation on the door in aid of Boys in Mind.

WSC's New Year's Eve Bash

Date: Tue 31st Dec, 8pm to 2am

Duration: 6hrs

Out with 2019 and in with the roaring twenties! Celebrate the New Year in style at Widcombe Social Club - DJs from Frug, Transmission Indie Disco, Electric Dreams, and BATH SOUL CLUB bring you party music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 21st Century - from Motown to Disco - Ska to New Wave - Pop to Indie - Funk to Electronica...


With a free glass of bubbly on arrival, nibbles throughout the evening and the usual great 'out of town' drink prices you'd expect from Widcombe Social Club, it's going to be great night!


The event is ticket only - tickets available at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/


Under 18s welcome with an accompanying adult.

NEXT MONTH

Bath Jazz Weekend 2020

Date: Fri 3rd Jan to Sun 5th Jan

Bath's brand new Jazz Weekend is back for it's second iteration and bigger than ever - already announced acts include Iain Ballamy, Robert Mitchell, Joanna MacGregor, John Law, Tony Orrell, Nikki Yeoh, Mike & Kate Westbrook, Huw Warren, Sam Crockatt, and many more acts TBA. New this year will be the Jazz On Film section, with further details to be announced closer to the date.

Tickets on sale now for weekend passes, individual day passes, and under 25/under 11 discounted passes - available at www.brownpapertickets.com

For more information and to see the full line up please visit www.bathjazzweekend.com

Friday Night Social - TBA

Date: Fri 10th Jan, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

The WSC Committee is hard at work programming the next season of Socials @ the Social - listings will be updated as soon as the information is available, and of course sign up to our mailing list for the fastest notifications.

For any FNS-related enquiries please contact info@widcombesocialclub.co.uk

WA Garden Club

Date: Wed 15th Jan, 7pm

Duration: 2hrs

John Tucker will be returning to the Garden Club to give his talk on Giverny, a garden through the eyes of a painter Claude Monet.

Friday Night Social - TBA

Date: Fri 17th Jan, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

The WSC Committee is hard at work programming the next season of Socials @ the Social - listings will be updated as soon as the information is available, and of course sign up to our mailing list for the fastest notifications.

For any FNS-related enquiries please contact info@widcombesocialclub.co.uk

Boys in Mind - Fundraising Quiz

Date: Sun 19th Jan, 7pm

Duration: 3hrs

Our partnered charity Boys in Mind (Girls Mind Too) will be hosting a fundraising quiz to help their current education on mental health awareness - for any questions and to register a team, please contact judyallies@gmail.com

Friday Night Social - TBA

Date: Fri 24th Jan, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

The WSC Committee is hard at work programming the next season of Socials @ the Social - listings will be updated as soon as the information is available, and of course sign up to our mailing list for the fastest notifications.

For any FNS-related enquiries please contact info@widcombesocialclub.co.uk

Frug! Music for Dancing

Date: Fri 24th Jan, 8pm to 1am

 

'Frug!' returns to blow away those January cobwebs - DJs Eddieboy (Motorcity Bath) and Ade Poole 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.

Tickets available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/frug

Bonkers Burns Night - with the Improv All Stars

Date: Sat 25th Jan, 7:30pm doors for 8pm show

Celebrate the birthday of the Bard of Ayrshire in traditional style with a twist!

Enjoy a fabulous three course supper featuring Cullen Skink, Haggis* Neeps and Tatties and delicious Cranachan. All the trimmings are included: quality toasting whisky, tartan tableware, Irn Bru, Edinburgh rock, plus a reasonably priced pay bar. (*Vegetarian option available)

Genial Master of Ceremonies and an evening’s entertainment which includes the piping in of the haggis.

Featuring stars of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' and The Comedy Store Players including Andy Smart, Steve Steen and Stephen Frost, providing some Burns-related improv!

Rumour has it that one of Lady Margaret’s long lost cousins may pay a flying visit to draw the Grand Whisky Raffle...

Dress code: Tartan (optional).

Advance ticket purchase essential. £2 discount for Social Club members. Available at www.brownpapertickets.com

Friday Night Social - TBA

Date: Fri 31st Jan, bar open 5pm, music 6pm

The WSC Committee is hard at work programming the next season of Socials @ the Social - listings will be updated as soon as the information is available, and of course sign up to our mailing list for the fastest notifications.

For any FNS-related enquiries please contact info@widcombesocialclub.co.uk

FROM OLD...

...TO NEW!

Photo credits: copyright Stride Treglown/Paolo Ferla

Richard Clarke