Upcoming Event

KEVIN RAY - very popular singer

Come Sing (and dance) for Wings Magic of the Musicals Friday 4th October 2019 7.00pm for 7.30pm Members £2/Guests £3 All Welcome

Bognor Regis 381 Branch & Branch Club host the South Downs Folk Festival 2019

Each September finds the town of Bognor Regis, West Sussex, hosting the South Downs Folk Festival and, this September 2019, finds the festival expanding with the town’s Alexandra Theatre, the 381 Bognor Regis Branch and Branch Club and various music venues around town, opening their doors to major folk artists (see attached).  381 Bognor Regis Branch and Branch Club will be hosting many acts during the 4 day event and the Branch’s Choir, Skiffle Band and Ukelele Group will be playing at different venues throughout the town highlighting what the RAF Association are all about.  The Branch and Branch Club, located on the sea-front in this coastal town, will find its doors opening from 10am through until 11pm for three days from  Friday 20th through to Sunday 22nd to enable members, their guests and guests to the town experience the ambience, warm welcome, friendly atmosphere and hospitality the Branch offer – and enable them to try some real ale from the Branch Club’s well-stocked bar too.  So, if you are intending to have a weekend away in the South this September why not consider Bognor Regis and the Folk Festival and make the most of the facilities our Branch and Branch Club have to offer.  More details on our website: https://southdownsfolkfest.co.uk/

Entertainment

SEP 2019

Tue 3rd RN Association Meeting (12.30 pm)    *    RAFA Choir Practice (6.30 pm)

Quiz Night (8.30 pm)

Wed 4th Reading Group (11.30 am for 11.45 am start):  ‘Bel Canto’ by Ann Patchett. The setting is an unnamed South American country; a group of terrorists disrupt a birthday party held in honour of a visiting Japanese industrialist.  Russian, Italian and French are among the hostages. This is, apparently, a fiction based loosely on the events in 1995 when the President of Peru, and many of his guests, were taken hostage and held for months.

Thu 5th Line Dancing (8 pm)

Sat 7th WINGS DANCE with Nigel Scutt. Come along and support the Wings Charity and have a great night with all your favourite tunes.

Sun 8th Battle of Britain Parade & Service

Mon 9th Mahjong (2 pm)    *    RAFA Club Committee Meeting (7.30 pm)  

Tue 10th RAFA Choir Practice (6.30 pm)

Wed 11th Bonus Whist (8pm)    *    RAFA Ukulele Group (8 pm)

Thu 12th Line Dancing (8 pm) 

Sat 14th KEVIN RAY – very popular singer at the RAFA Club. 

Back again for us to enjoy.

Mon 16thRAFA Branch Committee Meeting (7.30 pm)

Tue 17th RAFA Choir Practice (6.30 pm)

Thu 19th Line Dancing (8 pm)

Sat 21st OPEN DAY at RAFA 381 with artists from Southdowns Music Festival. Evening entertainment will be a band or artists from the Music Festival – see Club posters for details

Tue 24th RAFA Choir Practice (6.30 pm)    *    Open Mic Night (8 pm)

Wed 25th RAFA Ukulele Group (8 pm)

Thu 26th Line Dancing (8 pm)

Fri 27th RAFA Bowls Section End-of-Season Skittles Evening (see posters for details)

Sat 28th DISCO DON with more good tunes to dance to.

OCT 2019

Tue 1st RN Association Meeting (12.30pm)    *    RAFA Choir Practice (6.30pm)    *    Quiz Night (8.30pm)

Wed 2nd Reading Group (11.30 am for 11.45 am start):  ‘My Animals and Other Family’ by Clare Balding.  This is Clare Balding’s funny and tender memoir of her childhood, ‘I had spent most of my childhood thinking I was a dog……’. 

Thu 3rd Line Dancing (8 pm)

Fri 4th Carol & Cliff’s Music Night in aid of Wings Charity – see Club posters for details

Sat 5th SYLVIA McEWEN – the lady with the beautiful voice. Back to entertain us.  Just never disappoints.

Tue 8th RAFA Choir Practice (6.30 pm)

Wed 9th Bonus Whist (8 pm)    *    RAFA Ukulele Group (8 pm)

Thu 10th Line Dancing (8 pm)

Sat 12th NICE PEAR DUO – singers/guitarists. Always welcome at RAFA 381 with their great music.

Mon 14th Lunch & Talk (12 noon)    *    Mahjong (2 pm)

RAFA Branch Club Committee Meeting (7.30 pm)  

Tue 15th RAFA Choir Practice (6.30 pm)

Thu 17th Games Afternoon (2-4 pm)    *    Line Dancing (8 pm)

Sat 19th GRAHAM ‘C’ keyboard/singer. So good last time, back with another great night of music to dance to.

Mon 21st RAFA Bowls AGM (2 pm)    *    RAFA Branch Committee Meeting (7.30 pm)

Tue 22nd RAFA Choir Practice (6.30 pm)

Wed 23rd RAFA Ukulele Group (8 pm)

Thu 24th Line Dancing (8 pm)

Sat 26th STEVE WILLIAMS – singer/guitarist.  Always a good night when Steve is on. So come along and dance the night away. HALLOWEEN THEME NIGHT so dress up to scare !!

Tue 29th RAFA Choir Practice (6.30 pm)    *    Open Mic Night (8 pm)

Thu 31st Line Dancing (8 pm)

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

JULY

Sun 21st Jim Lorimer Bowls Competition (all day)

Wed 24th Brew for the Few – Coffee/Tea morning (with cakes available) for a donation to WINGS. Entertainment provided by the Ukelele Band

AUGUST

Tue 6th West Sussex Regional Meeting – 12 noon

Fri 17/Sat 17th Summer Show – in aid of WINGS

Sat 24th Liberation of Paris – with themed entertainment

SEPTEMBER

Sat 7th WINGS Dance

Sun 8th Battle of Britain Day – Service at the Methodist Church, Waterloo Square

Fri 13th/Sat 14th/Sun 15th Goodwood Revival

Fri 20th/Sat 21st/Sun 22nd South Downs Folk Festival – the Branch is open for Saturday and Sundayhosting many of the acts taking part in this year’s Festival.

OCTOBER

Fri 4th Sing for WINGS + Dance!! – an evening of entertainment associated with  music and dance in aid of WINGS.

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