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The St Nicholas Bloodwise concerts are a series of short recitals, now in their second season, which have been organised to raise funds for a beautiful village church and for the blood cancer charity Bloodwise.

The concerts are held in the historic and warm church of St Nicholas, Bishop’s Sutton, Hampshire, during the winter months (usually every three to four weeks) on Saturday evenings at 6.00pm (doors open at 5.30pm).  The early timings are because it will be too dark for you to be gardening by then or even hovering on the touchline of the school football pitch – think of each recital as a musical aperitif before you go home or out to dinner, possibly to The Ship pub in Bishop’s Sutton or into Alresford and beyond.

Tickets are priced at £10.00 each (and include a welcoming drink).  They can be ordered by email at stnbconcerts@gmail.com.  Tickets will also be available on the door but reserving them by email beforehand is advisable in case (as happened last year) you need to be alerted of any changes to the programme or cancellations.  There are seven concerts in the series and you can subscribe to them all for £60.00 (if applicable, Gift Aid forms are available).

As the concerts are short and the church door is heavy and squeaky, it is wise to arrive by 5.45pm (or enter during applause) – many thanks.  There is only limited parking by the Church but you may use the village hall car park (situated on the main road).  Please bring a torch in the darkest months as there is no street lighting in the village.

The dates of the concerts in the 2019/20 series and details about the performers and programmes are listed on the next pages.

For information about BLOODWISE visit bloodwise.org.uk

USEFUL ADDRESSES

St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Bishop’s Sutton SO24 0AD

Bishop’s Sutton village hall, Alresford Road, SO24 0AH (on the right-hand side if you are driving towards Winchester)

FOOD and REFRESHMENT

The pub over the road:  The Ship Inn theshipinnbishopssutton.co.uk

In Alresford:  The Bell bellalresford.com      Pulpo Negro pulponegro.co.uk