Well, where did summer go? – it flew by. We were busy throughout, thank you for your continued support.
It seems ages since BrightFest but I do feel I need to say thank you to all the people who helped put the festival together, without whom it wouldn’t have been the great success it was. Angus and Mike for the sound, Roly (of Wittenham Lamb fame) for delivering the trailer which became the stage, all the bands who played for just food and drink, the music was particularly good this year I felt. I must also thank the Lewis family and all the other barbecuers for their brilliant burgers, all the Red Lion staff for the extra hours worked while still smiling, and all the people who didn’t ring to complain when the music went on a little past 12.00. For those of you who don’t know around £1,400.00 was raised for Bone Cancer Research in memory of our great friend Alex Lewis who died this year of this cruel disease.
Red Lion Summer Exhibition If you didn’t go you have missed it (!) but, at the time of writing, I have seen a few of the paintings framed and they look amazing. There is so much talent around. I hope lots of you managed to get down to see the exhibition on the 3rd and 4th September.Hopefully it will become an annual event. The Friday morning Art Class still meets and welcomes new participants.
Charity Quizzes Our monthly quizzes continue to be popular and raise substantial amounts of money for various charities. On 31 October the quiz is being run by Friends of Brightwell School and on the 28 November by Save the Children. Please ring to book a table and order a delicious Chilli supper with bread. Teams of any size, £2.00 per person to play and £5.00 for supper.
Ancient Order of Frothblowers! Those of you who were at the Son et Lumiere may remember a song about this group of beer enthusiasts who meet to “become acquainted over a pint, swap anecdotes, sing songs and eat lunch” Well, blow me if a group didn’t book a Frothblower lunch at the Red Lion on Saturday 8 October at 1.00 p.m. I believe anyone is welcome. Should be fun, do ring if you would like to join them.
Although it seems very early to be mentioning the ‘C’ word we already have bookings for Christmas meals. Please ring soon if you have a particular date in mind to avoid disappointment. We are planning a few changes to our menu for the winter including a Casserole of the Week served in a Giant Yorkshire Pudding. Check out the web site for the whole menu. We are definitely getting busier particularly at weekends and on Wednesday nights (strangely!), so it might be a good idea to ring before popping down, just to make sure we have a table to avoid disappointment. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
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