Practical Stuff

We are an open mic club meeting every Tuesday at the British Oak pub in Old Dover Road, Blackheath. We are more of an acoustic than a pure folk club. Recent sessions have included virtually every musical genre.

We have a 300 watt Yamaha PA system with 2 mics and 4 other inputs. If more inputs are needed a Behringer mixer can be made available with prior notice. The space is relatively limited and a four-piece band is probably the optimum.

We operate a first come-first served system. There are 10 minutes/2 song slots. It is best to arrive by 8pm to avoid disappointment and ask for Lynne. We only have one rule we ask performers to respect: our excellent host, Peter, prefers people not to publicise gigs in other pubs, which seems fair enough to us.

The British Oak, 109 Old Dover Rd, London SE3 8SU

Saturday, 22 August 2009

UPDATE on Thursday's fundraising night: £480 raised!

A hugely successful fundraising activity for International Animal Rescue was held on Thursday 20th at Blackheath Folkclub. The event was organised by Lynne who runs the club. Its aim was to raise cash to stop the illegal trade in bear dancing in India. Alan Knight OBE and Director of IAR spoke of the work in which hundreds of bears had been rescued and rehabiliated from this cruel practice. IAR also helps other wild animals ranging from elephants to wild dogs used in dog fighting.
A whopping £480 was raised. Huge thanks go to the extremely talented local performers who made the night go with a blast: Simon Goodwin and son Daniel, Theresa, Kate, Jim Radford, Bob Hooper, Neil & Jerry, Colin and Roger, Bill Crowe, Jennifer and Louise, Frankie, Ed Dylan, Caroline and Baxter, Ken, Ed Dylan, Trevor and John, Lisa.
Special thanks to Woodsie for running the order and Theresa for sorting the raffle.
Great stuff. See you all hopefully on Tuesday next week.

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