FREE Jazz on the Bandstand @ Clapham Common

  • June 22, 2013 · 1:15 PM
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We'll meet at Clapham SOUTH tube station - we'll wait at the tube station from[masked]pm ; we won't be responding to messages on the day of the event, so if you want to come to the event then you'll need to meet us at the meetup point at the above time.

The Jazz will be from 2-4 PM. We've got a reservation @ the Avalon pub for 3.30 - so those that want to can de-camp there after we've checked out the Jazz.

PARKING:

I'm not aware of the parking restrictions around the Common, but it'll be a Saturday so I imagine it'll be pay & display - BUT - Clapham Common is a very popular Common in the Summer so it's pretty difficult to actually find a parking spot - so I strongly recommend you travel by public transport.

TRANSPORT: do check TFL for weekend line/station closures

We'll be meeting at Clapham SOUTH tube station - NORTHERN LINE; I'll update for what I'm wearing on the morning of the event, so you can look out for me.

The Common isn't far from Balham/Clapham Junction overground stations; you can walk or bus it from these & come meet us at Clapham SOUTH tube station.

If you're coming from further South then you could eg Bus it to Tooting Broadway then hop on the Tube from there to Clapham SOUTH tube station.

The map below gives you the street names for the map above:

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  • michele

    Thanks everyone for coming along to listen to the band - another time may be the sun will decide to shine on the day - xx Michele

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Shereena

    Thx for sharing round the crisps Paul - they hit the spot until the pub lunch :)

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to meet a pleasant group. I was my first proper meet up but I felt part of he gang within minutes of the formal introduction

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Shereena

    The Jazz band, South London Jazz Orchestra (SLJO) are doing another free performance in Greenwich on July 28th - I'm not doing it as a meetup but check out their website for details.
    They're back @ the Bandstand on Clapham Common in September - I hope to run that as a meetup - so look out for that come Sept.
    Well done Michele!!

    June 23, 2013

  • Shereena

    Such a shame that rain stopped play, but the Jazz band were great and I'm looking forward to seeing them again. Some of us decamped to the the pub for lunch and a natter - turned out to be a lovely afternoon, despite the weather! Thx to those that took a chance on the weather & came along

    June 23, 2013

  • Ghislaine

    It turned out to be a lovely day ... but glad I am not having to go out again tonight!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Pamela

    The weather did not totally defeat us.....well done Michelle...well done guys..!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Debbie

    Well done Michelle!

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Shereena

    We're at the avalon pub now

    June 22, 2013

  • Shereena

    I'm short with long dark hair, in a ponytail today - cream mac with a black & white leopard print scarf round my neck.
    On my way!

    June 22, 2013

  • Ghislaine

    I've changed the booking for lunch at the Avalon to 3.30. If you are interested in coming please note they stop taking orders at 4pm.

    June 22, 2013

  • Shereena

    Do check TFL for station/line closures before you head out / wrap up and don't forget your brollie/hat!

    June 22, 2013

  • Shereena

    Still impossible to tell what the weather will be later - but hopefully any showers will be light/short - so let's go for it!

    We'll meet at Clapham SOUTH tube station-I'll wait at the tube station from[masked]pm; I won't be responding to messages today so if you want to come to the event then you'll need to meet me/us at the meetup point.

    Someone in the band has advised me that there will be chairs laid out around the bandstand, for free, for ppl to sit on - so given the weather I think we need to give the picnic idea a miss and use the chairs.

    Gilly's made a reservation at the Avalon pub for 3.30pm - so those that want to can decamp to the pub for drinks/a pub-lunch once we've checked out the Jazz.

    Hope to see you later.
    Shereena

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel, but I need to spend some time in the office.

    June 21, 2013

    • Shereena

      Shame, but thx for letting me know

      June 22, 2013

  • Paul D.

    Thanks Shereena, you're doing a great job as usual! - That's me trying to get back in your good books : )

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • Shereena

      You'll have to SING & I'll consider it ;)

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am now going ascot tomorrow, hope to meet you all soon though :-)

    June 21, 2013

  • Shereena

    It's impossible to tell now what the weather will be like tomorrow - so we're going to review the situation come tomorrow morning. Please note THE MEETUP TIME HAS CHANGED TO 1.15PM - the plan being that we'll meet at 1.15 and if it's dry we'll go to the Jazz but if not we'll go to the Avalon pub for a pub lunch instead (we have a reservation there as a backup plan).
    If the uncertainty in weather and/or plan means you won't be joining us then please update your RSVP ASAP (so we know how many will be attending).
    I'll update the site again tomorrow before midday.
    PS There will be chairs laid out for the Jazz (provided by the nearby cafe)

    June 21, 2013

  • Shereena

    If this meetup is cancelled due to rain, then there'll be a replacement pub lunch meetup posted; the site will be updated on Fri afternoon

    June 20, 2013

  • Shereena

    I've added another map (above) - if you use both the maps in conjunction then you'll have the road names as well as the footpaths marked; The Windmill pub is also marked on the 2nd map

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's hope the weather holds out!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Paul D.

    I will be watching the Rugby beforehand (probably in the Windmill) but it should be over by 12:45 barring injuries.

    June 14, 2013

    • Shereena

      Let's hope the sun comes out to play on Saturday, else we'll be joining you @ The Windmill & I really don't want that to happen, not least of all cos I do not want any of my Saturday to necessitate rugby viewing!!

      1 · June 16, 2013

  • Shereena

    There is a Tesco opposite the tube station and a M&S Simply Food on the same side of the street as the tube station

    June 14, 2013

  • Shereena

    RSVPs are now open! Now all we need is the sun to shine!!

    June 13, 2013

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