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S J Birkill
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New Date -- Dorking
« : 02.11.21 at 18:28 »
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An opportunity comes up in February to see a performance by Pete with Simon Wallace away from their usual London haunt. David Scoffield is running a series of weekend acoustic concerts with a jazz/'world' flavour at St Mary's, a little gem of an Arts and Crafts Lutyens' church in Dorking, Surrey.
 

 
The date is Friday, February 18th, and I'm told that tickets will be available very soon. David isn't (yet?) a member of MV, and I can't seem to find a proper website for the venue, so you might need to keep an eye on the St Mary's Sessions Facebook presence. They mention a mailing list you can sign up for via FB, but for Facebook-phobics I'll place a link to the ticket vendor in this thread when it becomes available. Recent guests have included Touki (Amadou Diagne & Cory Seznec) and The XPQ (Nigel Price), with Choro Bandido coming up on November 12th and Barb Jungr on December 4th.
 
SJB
 
PS - As announced further down this thread by Seán Kelly and David Scoffield himself (who has now joined MV -- welcome, David), tickets for February 18th are now available from Eventbrite: click here
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Re: New Date -- Dorking
« Reply #1: 04.11.21 at 12:29 »
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Cheers Steve - looks like you can get tickets now - info is here on F***book:
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/919629812282184?ref=newsfeed
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Seán Kelly
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Re: New Date -- Dorking
« Reply #2: 04.11.21 at 12:39 »
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For anyone going by train - the venue seems to be approx half a mile from Dorking Station which is approx an hour (more or less) from London (should you wish to go there  Smiley  Last train to London appears to be about 11.30pm
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Re: New Date -- Dorking
« Reply #3: 04.11.21 at 14:26 »
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Hello everyone and thanks to Steve & Sean for already giving a heads up on the show in Dorking.  We've just set up a new promoting venture in a lovely little Lutyens' church with a great acoustic.  Motivation - to get something going in town which isn't pub blues rock or tribute bands.  It's been a while since I've seen Pete but when it came to my attention that he was playing The Pheasantry last month, which I couldn't make,  I thought I'd get in sharpish and ask.  The answer came back in the affirmative so here we are and with Simon able to make the date as well Smiley
 
As Sean has pointed out, Dorking is very accessible by train, direct from Waterloo and Victoria in London but also from Reading to the west, with journey times of around an hour.  The walk from the station is less than 10 minutes.  Car travel has us 15 mins from either junction 8 or 9 on the M25.  The venue is in a residential area so we don't finish late.  Doors at 19.30, music at 20.00 to 22.15 with an interval so trains can be caught without stress.
 
Dorking is also a lovely place to stay over if you were inclined to explore the town and The  
Surrey Hills.  We'll happily supply recommendations on places to stay, eat or visit. The direct ticket link and more information is below and I hope some of you will make it to the show.
 
David
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pete-atkin-the-lyrics-of-clive-james-with-simon-wallace-tickets-203752548357
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