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2:00 PM14:00

Ponita AGM

The 2018 Annual General Meeting for Ponita will be held on Sunday 25th November, 2pm-4pm, at St Paul’s Church Southville.

Speakers from our two chosen charities - St. Mungo’s and The Matthew Tree - will be there to tell us about their work.

There will also be an opportunity to vote on songs from PON’s back catalogue that we might include in the Ponita repertoire.

The Chair’s Annual report and the Agenda are available here. The audited accounts for 2017-2018 are also here

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3:00 PM15:00

SAVE THE DATE **BOAT TRIP on the Tower Belle**

Following last year's very popular and successful trip, we have booked another Boat Trip

We will be sailing down the Avon Gorge on the Tower Belle on

Sunday September 3rd, 3.15-6.45 pm

Family and Friends are welcome. The cost is £15, and 7.50 for children.

We are also investigating meeting for Sunday lunch beforehand. WATCH THIS SPACE!

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2:30 PM14:30

**PERFORMANCE** The Easter Garden Summer Clelebration

'The Easter Garden' is a small community garden between Wesley Place and High St. in Clifton, very close to the Subud Hall where Clifton PON takes place. We have been invited to sing at their Summer Party on 10th June . . . .and there may be further singing in local hostelries later in the afternoon.

This is a fun community event that will raise the PON profile on our home patch. Sign up sheets will be available at PON practices in the next couple of weeks.

Set list to be confirmed, and Rehearsals are listed separately.

£5 to participate as usual.



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12:00 PM12:00

**PERFORMANCE** South Bristol Arts Trail

We are pleased to be singing as part of the South Bristol Arts Trail again this year. We will be performing five songs at St Francis Church in North Street, Bedminster beginning at 12 noon.

Rehearsals are listed separately.

Sign up sheets will be available at PON practices. 

£5 contribution to cover rehearsal costs for this event.


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9:00 PM21:00

PERFORMANCE Jess's Birthday Party

Jess is an ex-PONer and has been very supportive in providing meeting space for PONITA. Following our very successful gig at the Southville Arts trail in May, he has invited us to sing at his special birthday party, and we would like to do this for him.

Please let us know via ponitamail@gmail.com if you can take part in this. It should be great fun - and a party!

Rehearsals are on Thursday 8th September, 7-9pm and

Saturday 10th September 2pm-4pm

both at St Paul's church Southville.


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12:00 PM12:00

UPDATE! PONITA Boat trip to Beese's Tea Garden

Come along to the Bristol Packet Boat Trip to Beese's Tea Garden on the 4th September

Friends, family and non choir members welcome. 

Cost:   £15 for adults. £7.50 for children not including lunch.

  • Board near the SS Great Britain.
  • There's a bar on the boat and an amusing and informative commentary by the Captain

  • When we know numbers we will be able to reserve a table for a delicious lunch.

Beese's do a fantastic Roast Lunch on Sundays for £9.75, or other lighter options are available.

Ways to pay: 

  • You can pay by bank transfer to the PONITA account:
  • Sort code :  08 92 99;  A/c number: 6584699;  Reference: Beese's
  • OR - pay by cheque to Robert at rehearsals with a cheque clearly marked Beese's
  • Details of payment by post will be emailed to those who have signed up.


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to Aug 21

TOUR: Cruinniu na mBad - Festival of the Boats

This tour offers a weekend visit to a traditional community festival in the delightful fishing village of Kinvara which looks out across Galway Bay on the wild west coast of Ireland. We will have at least two scheduled singing performances as part of the festival's music programme, and plenty of opportunity to join in the festival around the harbour and enjoy the 'craic' in the local pubs. There will also be an optional half day trip to explore the unique 'karst' landscape and heritage of The Burren national park nearby in County Clare.

Download this information sheet to find out more or contact us.

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1:00 PM13:00

PERFORMANCE Amnesty Garden Party

On Sunday 7th August, as we have in years before, PONITA will be part of the entertainment at the Amnesty Garden Party in the beautiful Orangery at Goldney Hall in Clifton. 

There is much to enjoy in the afternoon as well as singing. Enjoy homemade cakes and refreshments in the Orangery, plus the chance to explore the stunning and rarely opened to the public gardens of Goldney Hall.

Rehearsals for this event are listed separately. Please try to attend at least two. Cost is £5 for one, and £10 for 2 or three. Refreshments are provided for a nominal £1.

Please email ponitamail@gmail.com to tell us you wish take part. 


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2:00 PM14:00

REHEARSAL for Amnesty Garden Party

At St Paul's church Southville, in the main community space.  Please email ponitamail@gmail.com to tell us you wish take part.

There is a charge of £5 to cover costs,. and refreshments are available at a nominal £1 charge.

Further rehearsals at St Paul's are on :

Thursday 4th August @ 6.30pm, and

Saturday August 6th @ 11.00am


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