Last Friday was the Dave Hockley Tribute Night to raise money for Queenscourt Hospice. Dave, a friend of mine, and indeed of many people on the local music scene, spent his last days there in 2008. Thanks to those who did come to a varied music night, and also to the performers who all played for nothing, but regrettably there weren't many people there, despite the extremely worthy cause and a lot of local publicity.
There was Children In Need on the TV, of course, but would that really have prevented people coming out on a Saturday night? I really don't know. It was profoundly disappointing for Jason who organised the whole evening, which included a massive buffet, much of which will have gone to waste. But what can you do?
A view from the window
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