Nonsuch Folk Club

Dear friends of the Nonsuch Folk Club.

It’s been a long time since we have been in touch but we hope you are all well and have been learning lots of new songs.

Your committee, Ian, Rosie, Lyn, Steve and Nigel, kept in regular email contact during the Covid lock-down period. Following the easing of lock-down we were able to hold our first proper meeting since February on the 5th August. This took the form of an outdoor pub lunch where we were able to discuss possible ways of restarting club activities. We are, of course, entirely dependent on the Bishops Waltham Social Club reopening and the current information is that this may possibly happen in September or October.

Rosie Johnson, our secretary, has prepared an outline proposal for the resumption of our activities that starts with us reviewing the Bishops Waltham Social Club risk assessment to see how we can satisfy their Covid safety requirements. The restriction on public singing will, I think, be our major difficulty and we have some ideas that may help us deal with this. We are hopeful however that we will be able to hold limited meetings before long depending on social distancing recommendations and  practicality.

Our priority of course will always be to keep our members and visitors safe. We will be back in touch soon please refer to the website for further updates. In the meantime keep up your practice in anticipation of better times to come.

Best wishes

Ian Reed
Nonsuch Folk Club Chairman

Nonsuch Folk Club 
Bishops Waltham Social Club, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AR 
Email for information: 
Phone enquiries via Lyn on    01730 858953

All are Welcome Come and join our regulars !
Meeting Every Thursday Throughout the Year
Open to singers, musicians
or if you just want to listen..
Come and have a go at singing, playing an instrument or join in the banter.

Please don't be put off with the ' members only ' notice on the door, The Nonsuch 
has special dispensation to welcome any guests or visitors.
Just ring the bell at the door and you will be admitted.

As usual, in our Singaround format, we are delighted

when anyone should take their turn to sing a song,
play a tune or tell a story - usually from their seat 
or ' on stage ' if they prefer.

We encourage ‘ anything goes ’ as it is a chance to try out
new styles and content.

Feel free to join in the choruses, relax, listen or chill-out
in pleasant company. Any stories or comments happily received.

After resisting the use of door charges for several years,
we now have a £2 pot collection at singaround evenings,
to cover running costs.

On Guest Evenings a door charge is made depending on the event.

 Generally we organise a Singaround Every Week 
from 8 - 11pm 
with an occasional guest event or a feature spot
to find out how it should be done!

8pm - 11pm . . . every Thursday 
Next Meeting :  ----- (£2 in the pot) 
We return to our normal SINGAROUND format.

Email us with suggestions or queries:

                           For phone enquiries:  Lyn on    01730 858953

Important!! - Please do not email or post directly to the 
Bishops Waltham Social Club
as there is nobody there to provide information.

Our   venue   is   the   Bishops Waltham Social Club,   SO32 1AR 

GoTo 'Club Location' for directions to the Nonsuch Folk Club

After 6pm, free car parking is available in the adjacent 

Basingwell Public car park. 

The North entrance to the car park is off Houchin Street(one way)
The South entrance is at the lower end of Basingwell Street


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