Archive for September, 2015

Boathouse Bulletin – October

28 September 2015

We’re almost ready to close for the season, but The Boathouse is still bringing you top-notch entertainment all the way through October.

The start of the month sees KARAOKE NIGHT on the 9th bringing you sing-a-long fun. Then, to round things up we are bringing double the dose of MUSIC BINGO this month, giving you two chances to sing along and win prizes – firstly on the 2nd then with a final chance to claim some prizes on the 23rd.

Returning to the stage after huge success when they were last here are ADAM LIPINSKI with his acoustic set covering your favourite rock & roll and guitar classics on the 6th, and BECKY BENNETT belting out hits from all the biggest female artists on the planet on the 17th.

New to the line-up is STEVIE as FREDDIE, with hits from the legend that was Freddie Mercury and Queen. Prepare to sing your hearts out as he wows the crowd with an impeccable performance guaranteed to keep you dancing the night away.

On Friday 30th October, we get ghoulish and ghastly with MARCUS T at our annual Family Halloween Party. Get dressed up in your scariest Fancy Dress for some blood-thirsty frights and fun!

We hope to see you joining us here at The Boathouse this October. Here’s the full line-up for the month…


Fri 2nd

Sing Along & Win Prizes!!!

Sat 3rd

Female Vocalist

Tue 6th

Guitarist & Vocalist

Fri 9th

Your Chance To Sing Live!

Sat 10th

Guitarist & Vocal Entertainer

Tue 13th

Guitarist & Vocalist

Fri 16th

Male Vocalist

Sat 17th

Female Vocalist

Tue 20th

Guitarist & Vocalist

Fri 23rd

Your Final Chance to Sing Along & Win!

Sat 24th

Female Vocalist

Sun 25th

Performing the songs of Freddie Mercury and Queen

Tue 27th

Power Vocalist

Fri 30th

Halloween Frights & Fun with Male Vocalist Marcus

Glorious Countryside & Kite Flying Fun at Brean Down!

07 September 2015

shutterstock_290333108Brean Down’s history can be traced right back to 10,000 BC when woolly mammoths roamed the area. Settled since the Stone Age, there are signs of the early settlers to be seen in the ancient field systems and the archaeological remains of a Roman temple located near the steps on Brean’s south side. The banks and ditches of an Iron Age hill-fort on the east side are also visible, and one of the Palmerston Forts, built at Brean Down in the 1860s, was used during World War II for weapons testing.

The beach itself is worth the visit regardless of the history, with a natural pier that’s 1.5 miles long. The Down is 97m high and has a spectacular view over the Bristol Channel towards south Wales and over the Somerset Levels – making it a wonderful place to go for an invigorating walk.

Just 7 miles drive from Lakeside, Brean Down is a great place to get away and unwind far from the stresses of everyday life – just let the history and nature of the place surround you. There are wild goats that enjoy playing on the rocks, and it’s a natural breeding place for peregrine falcons. Growing on the southern slopes there are three rare plants – the white rock rose, dwarf sedge and Somerset hair grass.

There are some delightful events taking place in September at Brean Down such as the Kite Festival on September 27 (10am to 4pm), which is held on the beach. Kite enthusiasts will be on hand to share their flying tips with you, so take your own kite along, or you can get one when you get there. When you arrive at the car park, Brean Down’s rangers will meet you to guide you to where the fun is happening – you will recognise them by their bright red clothing. If you’re late, don’t worry, you can just follow the sight of the kites in the air.

The car park is pay and display, but free for National Trust members and that, along with the café and toilets are easily accessible and have disabled facilities. Pushchairs and wheelchairs that do not have all-terrain tyres might not be able to get to the beach, so bear that in mind if you’re planning a visit.

On September 13, there is the ‘Brean Down Challenge’ – multi-terrain 5 and 10k races that start at the foot of Brean Down, go up to the fort and then back to the finish. The races start at 10:00am and registration opens at 9am for competitors to collect their race numbers on the day. Created by Aspire Running Events, the races will award a unique medal to all runners who finish the course, and Cotswold Outdoor, the affiliated partner, will be providing spot prizes to the timed races.

You can enjoy a snack at the Café and buy memorabilia at the shop. Brean Down is open from dawn to dusk all through the month of September, but the café’s service depends on the weather.

Boathouse Bulletin – September

01 September 2015

The summer season is almost over and the kid’s are back at school but we’re still bringing you fantastic entertainment all month at The Boathouse!

Kick starting September is Boathouse regular MAT ROBERTS singing all your favourite hits on Tuesday 1st.

MUSIC BINGO is back on Friday 4th after a month off, where you can sing along and win prizes, then everyone’s favourite – KARAOKE NIGHT returns on the 18th, giving you the chance to singalong live.

New acts to the stage this month include GERRI (Saturday 5th) whose versatile voice and warm personality have made her the South West’s leading female vocal entertainer! Then on Friday 25th, ASPEN CARRUTHERS belts out guitar led modern hits.

All this plus some of our favourites here at the Boathouse, including BEAVER, BECKY BENNETT and BRENDAN COLES – make for a cracking warm-down to the summer season.

We hope to see you there!

Tue 1st

Guitarist & Vocalist

Fri 4th

Sing Along & Win an MP3 Player!

Sat 5th

Female Vocalist

Tue 8th

Keyboard Player & Vocalist

Fri 11th

ShowaddyWaddy & The 70’s

Sat 12th

Singalong Fun!

Tue 15th

Power Vocalist

Fri 18th

Your Chance To Sing Live!

Sat 19th

Female Vocalist

Tue 22nd

Female Vocalist

Fri 25th

Guitarist & Vocalist

Sat 26th

Comedy Vocalist

Tue 29th

Guitarist & Vocalist