Ye Olde George Inn archway at night

Tonight’s performance at Ye Olde George Inn

A late venue change to The George dictated by a dire weather forecast saw Blue Tides perform a fabulous blues/ska influenced set of seasonal songs for the latest Advent Calendar event.

An enthusiastic audience also had the benefit of a short introduction by the charity of the evening, The Friends of Red House Museum, who were presented with a cheque for £500 by Kelvin Medley-Jones, of The Primrose Trust who sponsored the evening.

Our special thanks to The George Inn who stepped in at the last moment and we look forward to welcoming everyone to The Conservative Club for tomorrow’s performance.

Blue Tide performing at Ye Olde George Inn for CLAC 2022
Blue Tides
Audience at YOGI for Blue Tides
Cheque presented to The Friends of the Red House Museum by sponsor The Primrose Trust
Cheque presented to The Friends of the Red House Museum by sponsor The Primrose Trust

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:

Friends of the Red House Museum

The Friends of the Red House Museum was established in 1951 by a group of people who wanted to play an active part in the life of their museum. We play a vital role in raising funds for The Red House Museum, to support the ongoing care of the museum’s historic gardens and the enrichment to people’s lives through access to the local heritage. Over the years interest in the Friends has grown and it has become a vibrant organisation. The Friends also play an essential part in the Red House Museum by volunteering to work in the garden and in other areas of the museum, such as documentation, transcribing and oral history recording.

The entertainment was provided by:

20th December’s surprise performers:

Blue Tides

We are an 8 piece band based in the Dorset/Hampshire area. We were first established in 2002 when our guitarist and arranger Stephen Godsall got together with our drummer Anthony Climpson.

Our sound is a luminous combination of flute, saxophone, brass, guitar,bass and drums.

With three distinctive vocalists we play songs from the Great American and British Songbooks plus exciting original arrangements.

We are available for hire for any occasion!

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 sponsor of tonight’s event:

The Primrose Charitable Trust

The Primrose Trust was established in 2017 by Kelvin and Pippa Medley-Jones in memory of Kelvin’s late mum, Mrs Primrose (Prim) George. The Trust is the principal sponsor for the 24-day Living Advent Calendar event.

Based in Christchurch, The Trust priority is to support small local charities that benefit children and adults in most need –  through disability, age, serious physical or mental illness, or financial deprivation. 

Highlights of the event