‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly

26 11 2009

HoHoHo Folks, I’ve just received this press release for what looks like a jolly good evening’s entertainment.  I’m not what you would call the most religious of people but I do enjoy a bit of a Christmas sing song (wonder if they know any Trans Siberian Orchestra?) and I have been known to have the occasional pint or two so this should be a perfect combo really.  On the plus side I should know most of the words (well the odd verse and chorus here and there) but on the down side it’s my department’s Christmas do the night before so I’m not sure what state I’ll be in.  As yet there is no word on what beers will be on offer but Big Lamp produce some really good ones including Summerhill Stout and the wonderful, if dangerous, Blackout.


Beer, Carols & seasonal music at All Saint’s Church Hall, West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4ES

Saturday, 5th December 2009

Carols + Beer = Christmas Cheer!

All Saint’s Church, Gosforth is inviting everyone to get into the Christmas spirit with a fun night of drinking beer and singing carols in their church hall on Saturday, 5th December.

The team promise a great evening with music provided by a live band and special guest speakers introducing the carols and songs.

To lubricate your throats and voices, a selection of real ales will be supplied by locally-based Big Lamp Brewery, with the emphasis being on traditional beers for the winter season.  Other drinks will be available for the non-beer drinkers out there.  The team are hard at work planning, choosing suitable beers and rousing music for this special pre-Christmas event.  Be sure to join us and get into the Christmas spirit early.

The inspiration for the event came after the hugely successful Beer and Hymns event in April when over 80 people came and raised the roof with their singing.

All Saints’ Youth Worker and Ales in Advent protagonist, Chantal Noppen, says: “There are many instances in the Bible where Jesus and his disciples combine theology with alcohol, so we are following in hallowed footsteps. This a great chance for people to get into the true Christmas spirit, while letting their hair down.”

Doors will open at 7pm, with singing starting at 7.30 – be sure to come early – and join with the happy throng raising glasses and voices in hearty song.

Tickets are £5 and include your first drink. The team are anticipating they will sell out, so to make sure of yours, book now by contacting beerandhymnsgosforth(at)googlemail(dot)com

I removed the phone numbers from the press release for security but contact me directly if you want them.




2 responses

26 11 2009

Trust a youth worker to be involved in this wonderful endeavour

3 01 2010
‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly – Redux « Another Drinking Blog

[…] The Season To Be Jolly – Redux 3 01 2010 Some of you may remember that way back in November I posted about a carol service with real ale accompaniment.  Well, just in the cause of consumer research […]

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