Past SCA events

This page lists past concerts, composer talks, meetings and social events.

We gratefully acknowledge the kind support of the Paragon Music Trust who administer funds left to them by the late Leo Reid Baker.  Their financial support has greatly assisted the putting on of several SCA events.

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Tuesday 22 Nov 2016, 7.30pm
Concert   -  St. Cecilia’s Day Concert

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Saturday 22 Oct 2016, 7.30pm
Concert   -  SEVERNSIDE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 - CONCERT 2

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Saturday 22 Oct 2016, 10am-4pm
CONFERENCE   -  SEVERNSIDE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
"...Boulez is dead ‒ Boulez lives on…"

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Friday 21 Oct 2016, 7.30pm
Concert   -  SEVERNSIDE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 - CONCERT 1

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Friday 23 September 2016
Concert   -  Folkloric Enchantment, Australian Piano Duo

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Friday 20 November 2015, 7:30pm
Concert   -  Song Recital: New Songs for Autumn

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Thursday 19 November 2015, 7:30pm
Concert   -  Song Recital: New Songs for Autumn

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Wednesday 11 March 2015
Concert   -  Festival Prospective 22ème siècle, Perpignan, France

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5 August 2014
NEWS   -  Composer Talks now available online

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3 July 2014
Concert   -  Samsoe Piano Festival

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Saturday 21 June 2014
Concert   -  contemporary PIANO TRIETS - 3 is the Magic Number 2

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Wednesday 4 June 2014
Concert   -  Clarinet in Close-up
Featuring Mary Barrett (Clarinet) and COMA Bristol.

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Thursday 29 May 2014, 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  Julian Leeks
“Music and Words - The Remains of our Lives”

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Thursday 22 May 2014
Concert   -  Worlds Elsewhere
Sarah Leonard (soprano) & Stephen Gutman (piano)
with members of the Bristol Ensemble

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28 April 2014
News   -  Digital album release

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23 April 2014
Concert   -  French Duo Bohêmes in La Tour des Arts

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Thursday 27 March 2014, 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  Jolyon Laycock
“…of fern leaves and cauliflower florets – fractal patterns in music”

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Saturday 5 April 2014, 7:30pm
Concert   -  String Theory - Bristol Ensemble Strings

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Tuesday 25 February 2014, 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  Geoffrey Poole
“Late Style or Vanishing Point”

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HOW TO BOOK CONCERT TICKETS
NEWS   -  All this season's SCA concert tickets are available from the Colston Hall box office

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Saturday 7th December 2013, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Thornbury Orchestra concert

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Friday 6 December 2013, 7:30pm
Concert   -  December Voices - an entertainment in words and music

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December 2013
News   -  "Intensely Pleasant" Album release

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Sunday 24th November 2013, 6:30pm
Concert   -  New Music in the South West 1

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Tuesday 19 November 2013, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Bristol Music Club concert - Three Anniversaries

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Saturday 9th November 2013, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Choral Concert

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Saturday 9 November 2013, 7:30pm
Concert   -  First performance of Rob Howe Piano Concerto

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Saturday 21 September 2013, 8.00pm
Concert   -  Cabaret for the Soul

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Deadline: 9 November 2013
NEWS   -  Call for Scores - PIANO TRIETS

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Friday 14 June 2013, 8pm
Meeting   -  AGM 2013

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Wednesday 5 June 2013, 7:30pm
Concert   -  "Cello on the Edge"

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12 May 2013
Concert   -  Dranoff 2 Piano Competition, Miami

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Saturday 11 May 2013, 7.30pm
Concert   -  New Bristol Voices

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Thursday 14 March 2013, 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  David Simmonds

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Friday 22 February 2013, 7.30pm
Concert   -  piano piano 2
contemporary music for piano solo and duet

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25 January 2013, 7pm
Concert   -  Piano recital @ St Anne's College, Oxford

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January 2013
NEWS   -  New CD - Duo Bohemes - Harmonies d'un Soir

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Friday 16 November 2012, 7.30pm
Concert   -  piano piano – music for piano solo / duet / triet

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Saturday 20 October, 7.30pm:
Concert   -  Dance Through The Ages

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Sunday 14 Oct 2012, 10.30am
Concert   -  Piano recital : performance of Ash Madni's new Toccata "Jazz variations" by pianist Nadine Andre

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Friday 12 October 2012, 8pm
Concert   -  Performance of songs from the Jubilee Composers' Competition of the English Poetry and Song Society

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Wednesday 12 September 2012
Concert   -  6th Kiev International Chamber Music Session Festival

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Monday 16 July 2012, 11am
Album release   -  

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Tuesday 10 July 2012
NEWS   -  CD release imminent.

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Monday 2 July 2012
News   -  New CD Recording and concerto on YouTube, Geoff Poole

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Friday 29 June 2012, 7:30pm for 8pm
Meeting   -  AGM

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Saturday 19th May, 2012
concert   -  organ recital

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Saturday 12 May 2012
Concert   -  Lore Lixenberg & the Bristol Ensemble

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Friday 11 May 2012
Concert   -  Lore Lixenberg (mezzo), Jolyon Laycock (piano)

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May 2012
NEWS   -  CD of music for piano duet, and award-winning performance of "Raag Gezellig"

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Sunday 22nd April, 2012. 7.30pm
performance   -  rough for opera

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Tuesday 10th April 2012, 6pm
Composer Talk   -  Tertulia

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Wednesday 4 April 2012, 8pm
Concert   -  PIANO TRIETS - THREE is the MAGIC NUMBER
Extraordinary Music for Piano Triet
@ Colston Hall 2

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Saturday 24th March 2012, 6.30pm
performance   -  sound theatre

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Saturday 24th March 2012, 6.30pm
performance   -  sound theatre

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Thursday 8 March 2012, 8pm
Concert   -  More Strings Times Four: New Music for String Quartet - A tribute to David Bedford
@ the Arnolfini

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Thursday 1 December - Sunday 4 December 2011
NEWS   -  International Valberg Piano 4 Hands Competition

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Saturday 26 November 2011 7.30pm
Concert   -  Orchestral Premiere
@ the Victoria Rooms, Bristol BS8 8SA

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Friday 25 November 2011, 8pm
Concert   -  Strings Times Four: New Music for String Quartet
@ the Arnolfini

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Thursday October 27th 2011, 1pm
Concert   -  Lunchtime Classics concert
@ St Georges, Bristol - Piano Recital.

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Saturday 1 October 2011
NEWS   -  David Bedford

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Wednesday 27 July 2011
Meeting   -  Meeting at Bristol Music Club

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Friday 20 May 2011, 7.00 for 7.30pm
Meeting   -  Severnside Composers Alliance Annual General Meeting 2011

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Friday 12 November 2010, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Landscape Studies, and other music for solo piano

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Friday 5 November 2010, 7.30pm
Concert   -  East Clevedon Community Arts Festival
Landscape Studies and other music

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22nd, 24th and 25th September 2010, 7.30pm
Opera   -  A Foreign Field

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Saturday 11 September 2010
Concert   -  Kiev Music Festival, Kiev Philharmonic Hall, Ukraine

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Saturday 26th June 2010, 7.30pm
Concert   -  The Diaries of Adam and Eve

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Monday 14 June, 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  Eric Wetherell's new opera - A Foreign Field

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Monday 17 May 2010, 7:30pm
Composer Talk   -  Jolyon Laycock

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Saturday 1 May 2010, 7.30pm
Concert   -  20th and 21st century music for soprano and piano

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Wednesday 14 April 2010, 8pm
Concert   -  Elektrostatic: Modern Britain

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April 2010
NEWS   -  Music course

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Thursday 15 October 2009, 8pm
Composer Talk   -  Frank Harvey

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Friday 2 October 2009
Concert   -  Kiev Music Festival

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Friday 11 September 2009, 8pm
Meeting   -  AGM

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8 May 2009
NEWS   -  University of Bristol Centenary commission

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8 January 2009
NEWS   -  CD release - cd.tp/ipm08

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Thursday 20 November 2008, 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  Frank Harvey

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Saturday 1 November 2008, 8pm
Concert   -  Steven Kings - Piano Recital - "Intensely pleasant music"
John Pitts: 7 Airs & Fantasias

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Saturday 11 October 2008, 7.30pm
Meeting   -  British Academy Regional Network
& 80th Birthday concert for Professor Raymond Warren

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Saturday 11 October 2008, 6pm
Concert   -  BARN - Raymond Warren 80th BIRTHDAY CONCERT

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October 2008
NEWS   -  Call for pieces for SCA performers for Raymond Warren 80th birthday concert in October

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Tuesday 30 September 2008, 7:30pm
Concert   -  Richard Carder clarinet, Linda Stocks cello, Robert Willington piano

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Tuesday 10 June 2008, 7.30pm
Concert   -  BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB STRINGS with SOS WINDS

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Saturday 2 February 2008, 7.30pm
Concert   -  NEW MUSIC FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Severnside Ensemble

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Wednesday 16 January 2008, 1.15pm
Concert   -  Lunchtime concert - Emerald String Quartet

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Monday 10 December, 8pm
NEWS   -  Service of Nine Lessons & Carols at Bath Abbey, to include Susan Coppard's "The Bell Carol"

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Saturday 3 November 2007, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Laurie Gethin & Steven Kings

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October 2007
NEWS   -  60x60 project

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Wednesday 18 July 2007, 8pm
Meeting   -  AGM

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date tbc.
Composer Talk   -  Composer/venue tbc. CALLING ALL COMPOSERS...

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Saturday 30 June 2007, 7.30pm
Concert   -  String Quartet - Roger Huckle and members of the Emerald Ensemble (postponed from 11 May)

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Saturday 12 May 2007, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Music for two pianos

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Saturday 5 May 2007, 10.30pm
NEWS   -  Geoff Poole premiere broadcast - "The Colour of My Song"

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Saturday 28 April 2007, 12am
Concert   -  British Academy Regional Network meeting and String Quartet concert.

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2007
NEWS   -  James Patten's large-scale work Stabat Mater

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Saturday 3 February 2007, 7.30pm
Concert   -  SCA Composers/Performers

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Friday 26 January 2007, 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  Jean Hasse & Chris Wiggins

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Wednesday 15 November 2006, 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  Susan Coppard & David Simmonds

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Saturday 14 October 2006, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Music from the West (Dead and Alive)

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Tuesday 10 October 2006, 5.15pm
NEWS   -  Congratulations to Geoff Poole, Professor of Composition, who has been made Head of Subject (Music) at Bristol University.

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Wednesday 20 September 2006
Composer Talk   -  Sulyen Caradon

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Monday 11 September 2006, 8pm
Meeting   -  AGM at the Rummer Pub, Grand Parade, Bath

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July 2006
NEWS   -  Tonus Peregrinus CD release - Hymns and Songs of the Church - Naxos CD 8.557681 including hymn by John Pitts.

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September 2006
NEWS   -  John Pitts was commissioned by Choir & Organ magazine to write I will raise him up at the last day

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Saturday 17 June 2006, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Piano Recital

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Thursday 25 May 2006
Composer Talk   -  Dr Geoffrey Poole

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Friday 5 May 2006, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Piano Recital

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Friday 28 April 2006, 7.30pm
Concert   -  SCA Composers/Performers

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Wednesday 1 March 2006
Concert   -  Piano Recital

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Thursday 23 February 2006 - 7.30pm
Composer Talk   -  Steven Kings

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Saturday 7 January 2006
Meeting   -  Committee

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Thursday 24 November 2005
Composer Talk   -  David Bedford

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Saturday 5 November 2005
Meeting   -  British Academy Regional Network

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Saturday 15 October 2005, 7.30pm
Concert   -  Song Recital

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Wednesday 28 September 2005
Meeting   -  Committee

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Tuesday 5 July 2005
Meeting   -  AGM at the Rummer Pub, Grand Parade, Bath

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Saturday 14 May 2005
Concert   -  2 Pianos

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Saturday 14 May 2005
Meeting   -  British Academy Regional Network

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Friday 15 April 2005
Composer Talk   -  Dr Adrian Beaumont

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Wednesday 23 February 2005
Concert   -  Severnside Composers’ Alliance Inaugural Piano Recital

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Wednesday 1 December 2004
Social   -  at PamPams in Clifton

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October 2004
Meeting   -  British Academy Regional Network

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Wednesday 29 September 2004
Composer Talk   -  Raymond Warren

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Monday 19 July 2004
Social   -  Rummer Pub, Grand Parade, Bath

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Saturday 15 May 2004
Meeting   -  

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Saturday 26 April 2003
Meeting   -  

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