Dudley Winter Ales Fayre

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The Dudley & South Staffordshire Winter Ales Fayre. Celebrating the birth of Abraham Darby

Flyer for DWAF

Where is it?

Dudley Town Hall, St James’s Road, Dudley DY1 1HP

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When's it taking place?

Thursday 29 November

5:30 - 11:00 pm

Friday 30 November

12:00 - 11:00 pm

Saturday 1 December

12:00 - 11:00pm (or when the beer runs out)

What will be included?

  • 70+ Traditional Real Ales DWAF confirmed beer list
  • Cider
  • Wine
  • Foreign Beer
  • Hot & Cold Food
  • Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday
  • Quiet Night on Thursday
  • Auction on Saturday

How much does it cost?

£15 to get in which gives you a (refundable) glass and programme. You also get £7.00 of tokens, £9.00 if you are a CAMRA member. No entrance fee for Saturday, other that the glass deposit.

How can I help?

We are unable to run this, were it not for the amazing support of volunteers. If you can support us, please fill in this form: volunteering form (spreadsheet) / volunteering form (PDF)

Will there be any entertainment?

Music plays a big part of our events. Here's details of our acts.

Delly Bright

Friday, 6:00pm

Based in the Black Country, Delly has been singing “as long as she can remember” and played the violin from the age of 7. Such was her great love of music, she studied opera at the Leeds College of Music.

In between working as a teacher, she’s been performing professionally for the last six years, part of this within the successful, Celtic band “Party Celtica.”

Armed with a violin and a fabulous voice, she brings to DWAF her own contemporary- yet classical- style to some familiar tunes.

Chronicles Of Zee

Friday, 9:00pm

The Chronicles of Zee are a classic and modern covers band mixing up Funk, Rock, Soul and a dash of Reggae (along with their own material) for an all-out live music binge! They come hard, tight locked and loaded with crowd pleasers and bangers - straight out of Wolverhampton.

Formed in 2012, their own, original music is a creative fusion influenced by pop, rock, soul, r’n’b, blues and reggae. Their lyrics come from personal experiences and from the imagination, in a way that captures an emotion, with the quality of mass appeal.

Tóra Wilson

Saturday, midday

Tóra has been enchanting audiences at recitals and corporate events with her diverse mix of opera, classical crossover and popular music since she graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. As well as performing regularly with a variety of Opera companies Tóra has appeared as an English song, mélodie, opera and oratorio soloist in Europe and the UK.

She has launched a vintage show 'Vintage Belle', which has performed around the UK, including the Churchill War Rooms. Tóra has also written her own cabaret, combining her appealing sense of humour with music that will have you humming all the way home.

Doc Emmett Brown

Saturday, 2:00pm

The Doc Brown Trio are three long-time friends and musical collaborators exploring pop and rock favourites with their combination of instruments; guitar, fiddle and drums. From Hank Williams to The Arctic Monkeys, they just like to play a good song - and even throw in some bluegrass and Cajun tunes for fun now and again.

You'll hear songs you know and love, but not as you've heard them before, songs you don't know and will love instantly, and you'll never hear the same set twice. Great Scott!!!

Paul 'n' Jeannie

Saturday, 5:00pm

Paul and Jeannie found themselves singing at gigs together. They have recorded an album and have been performing their own brand of modern country/blues. Reviews have been very favourable; there doesn't seem to be anyone covering the ground that Paul 'n' Jeannie are.

Paul is known for his excellent guitar playing and rhythmic songs. One critic said of his guitar playing "He makes the thing talk." Jeannie is known for her emotive harmonies. She began her musical career at the age of 22 when she became a member of the hard-working band The Reapers, along with Gentle Giant's Kerry Minnear.

All acts are subject to alteration and differing start times.

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