The pubs and restaurants are taking bookings, the shops are stocking up on gifts and decorations... surely it can't be that time of year already?!

Well, it is! Christmas is coming, and plans for the annual "Christmas in Downend" event are well underway. Downend Folk Club will be involved, as we welcome back talented singer-songwriter and friend of the club ANGE HARDY for the outdoor event.

Ange, who is based in Somerset, will be well-known to our regulars after her hugely popular gig back in June. And she will be representing Downend Folk Club at the event, which takes place right in the centre of Downend on the evening of Friday 28th November,

There will be plenty going on, including the switching on of the Christmas lights and performances by local schools, as well as one or two celebrity appearances!

Ange will close the proceedings with a 45-minute slot between 7.15pm-8.00pm... and the best news of all is that the whole event is completely FREE! Ange will be selling CDs and her popular sock-monkeys, so come along for great music and an opportunity to fill your loved one's stockings with great folky goodies!