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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme.
If no specific event is listed it will usually be a social evening.
Meetings start at 20.00. – Talks start at 20.15 unless stated otherwise in the event.

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Cape Horn illustrated talk and Sea Shanties

8 December, 2022 @ 20:00 - 22:00

Guest speaker Chris Roche (in the yellow jacket) has shantied across the seven seas for much of the last 40 years just like his mentor the late Stan Hugill and was inspired by Stan to go to sea in traditional square rigged ships to find out how the shanty might have been used at sea in a modern age this was not as easy as one might think. Chris hopes to encourage others with his tale of adventure.
Way back in 1991 Chris joined the square rigger Søren Larsen known to any who have seen the Onedin Line, currently being rerun on Talking Pictures TV, for her voyage across the great Southern Ocean Sydney to Montevideo being driven engineless by the wind alone. This then is the story in an illustrated talk of that voyage across the vast 7000 mile expanse Auckland to the Falkland Islands. A shanty here and there and the odd salty story add the flavour of the sea.


8 December, 2022
20:00 - 22:00
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MBA Lounge
VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane
Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY United Kingdom
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Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium