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Live Music

The 2018 Swindon Shuffle at The Tuppenny

Once again we are very proud to be hosting 3 sessions for the Swindon Shuffle. Check out the line up below. Plenty more info at the festival website.

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Quiz

Oh No, it’s the Christmas Quiz

Shuffle Xmas Quiz Poster 2017One year ago, against our better judgement, we let the Swindon Shuffle team take over the place to put on a music quiz to raise money for their chosen charities. Our gut instincts were right sadly, it was a shambolic mess and the ‘humour’ was a tad specialised. However, you lot loved it for some reason, so it went monthly as we do like to give you want you want, even if is bad for you.

So roughly a year on, on 17th December, we present another Christmas special edition of the quiz. The lads have promised us lots of treats but sadly much more of the same tomfoolery and idiotic questions. If the guest round is not Christmas related we will eat our Christmassy elf hats..

The details haven’t changed either: Teams up to six people, entry minimum £2 per person to go to Swindon Mind. The guys will be letting us know how much they have raised this year too. registration is at 5.30pm so don’t panic, it won’t go on late, although it will be followed by the usual live request jukebox. Oh, and prizes – there will be boozy prizes.

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Live Music

The Swindon Shuffle

Shuffle 2017 Flyer v1-2We are super excited to be hosting 3 sessions of the brilliant Swindon Shuffle music event this year (it’s 11th!!)

Our amazing headliners will be True StraysDREUW and Ruby Confue and we will also be hosting the talents of: Bradley CowtanEmily-Jane SheppardOli NormanMolevilleGrassGoblinNick FelixCanute’s Plastic Army, The Hall Brothers from Raze-Rebuild and Steve Cox from Mr Love and Justice.

WBB 5 Knuckle 2

It all takes place for us on Thursday 13th July, Saturday 15th July and Sunday 16th July. Full times and details are on the event pages. Entry is free and we will be collecting money for the Shuffle Charity, Swindon Mind. In addition, we will be serving the official Shuffle Ale – 5 Knuckle!

 

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Quiz

Christmas Music Quiz Champs Crowned

quiz-champsSo, last week the chaps from The Swindon Shuffle resurrected the classic old  Songs of Praise Christmas Music Quiz. We had a blast as did the teams and the guys. So much so in fact, that their quizzes may become a more regular thing so watch this space!

Winners were the boffins of Heavens Knows We’re Quizzerable Now (Pictured with beardies Ed and Paj from The Shuffle) who walked away with a mini-keg of Good Old Boy Best Bitter courtesy of our friends at West Berkshire Brewery and a bottle of Hayman’s Gin with a slab of Fever Tree tonic that we supplied. All competing teams took away a pack of craft beers courtesy of the legends at Renegade Brewery, who also provided some extras for the best team name – “The Swindon Swingers Club Christmas Party”. Huge thanks to our hosts and sponsors as well as all of the teams who competed. We managed to raise a healthy £80 for Swindon Homeless Shelter.

 

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Quiz

Lets get Quizzy!

xmas-quizOn Sunday 18th December we risk our reputation and hand over the place to the chaps from Swindon Shuffle and their resurrection of the back-in-the-day classic Songs of Praise annual Christmas Music Quiz. Luckily questions are not set by Rich Craven any more so are eminently answerable.

The format will be pretty much the same as the summer quiz they hosted to open up the festival – teams of no more than 6 people, and it is a minimum of £2 per person to enter – all entry money will be donated to the Swindon Homeless Shelter. Prizes will include beer from the guys at Renegade Brewery and West Berkshire Brewery.

That’s it really, so come along, drink, be merry, try to answer some music questions, and don’t forget to laugh at the idiots on the microphones!

(And for anyone who is concerned, it’s a music quiz at Christmas, not a quiz all about Christmas music – although there may be one or two rounds!)