Ye Olde George Inn archway at night

Tonight’s performance at Ye Olde George Inn

The 12th advent window was opened tonight with a fun and lively performance by the talented local family The Lockdown Band, as ever sporting original headgear!

The audience participated in a Christmas ‘Caroloke’ singing along to Twelve Days of Christmas, Silent Night, and Here we come A-Wassailing, performed with a fun twist by their lead singer, Lorna Rees.

The George Inn provided hot chocolate and warm mince pies, which were very welcome on a cold and frosty evening.

Tonight’s local charity was The Listening Ear and their Director, Anita Weldon received a cheque for £500 from their kind sponsor, Williams Thompson Solicitors.

The Lockdown Band at CLAC 2022
The Lockdown Band at CLAC 2022
Sponsor Williams Thompson Solicitors presents cheque to The Listening Ear

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:

The Listening Ear

The Listening Ear provides one to one counselling within school settings to children and young people aged 5-19 residing in and/or attending school in the BCP Council area. We support children and young people with a range of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, adverse childhood experiences, anger management, trauma, alcohol & drug misuse, and abuse. We provide a confidential and safe space where they can express their feelings, explore the impact of their choices, and learn techniques to help manage their emotional and mental wellbeing.

12th December’s surprise performers:

The Lockdown Band

The Lockdown Band are a family of four who live on a suburban street in Christchurch, Dorset, in a smallish three bed semi with a ramshackle number of sheds, and a house FULL of instruments.

In 2020 over various lockdowns we had over 100,000 social media views of our Silly Songs for Serious Times cover songs, and in December performed doorstep CAROLOKE sessions – singalong Christmas carols for our neighbourhood.

The Lockdown Band on Blogspot

Thanks to the venue:

Ye Olde George Inn

Located in the heart of Christchurch, the oldest pub in town with six centuries of history.

Thanks to the local sponsor:

Williams Thompson Solicitors

Highlights of the event