CAN YOU HELP PLEASE???
From May til September 2017 we will be organising musical events on the Bandstand in Greenhill Gardens. We are in need of able bodied help on those afternoons. Can you help out at one or some of those days??...If so please contact Graham on 782419...Thanks so much
(The Bandstand in the Gardens is available for other Groups to use throughout the year. Please contact Trevor Collins for availability and for any information about the Events -- 782419
EVENTS FOR 2017 -- EVENTS FOR 2017
All Events are in Greenhill Gardens and start at 2pm apart from the Quiz Night (Brewers Fayre Lodmoor Weymouth)
July 27 2017 AT 7PM EXTRA PERFORMANCE -- EXTRA PERFORMANCE
Tony's appearance on Sunday 23 July had to be cancelled due to rain. However he is performing on the bandstand on THURSDAY EVENING AT 7PM ON 27 JULY.
– A great selection of songs in aid of Terras Youth Team. - Come and listen to the Velvet Voice of this great entertainer. Sinatra, Buble and Tom Jones are all in his repertoire (A Tony Lowe/Terras Event)
July 30 2017
Singer Tony Lowe – An incredible afternoon with the songs of Frank Sinatra, Buble and Tom Jones will get you in the mood!
(A Weldmar Hospice Event)
August 13 2017 --- FOGG SUMMER FAYRE ---
To be opened by the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland
with ‘The Voice of Cool Swing’ Darron Garnett and the pupils from Twirl Academy
PLUS Knick Knackery!! and Refreshments
Face Painting by Brewers Fayre, Lodmoor and Beefeater staff
Bone Throwing Championships!!!
August 20 2017
The Silhouettes -- More great 60’s 70’s and 80’s music from this versatile Group
August 27 2017
Singer Tony Lowe – The great songs of Frank Sinatra, Buble and Tom Jones. Tony has starred as Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol - The Musical." Later in the year he is going to Harrogate to appear in Iolanthe.
MONDAY BANK HOLIDAY -- AUGUST 28 2017
Local Band REPLAY are on the Bandstand with their popular playing of so many tunes we've heard many times....and can't get enough of
A really great afternoon is in prospect!
(A joint Event with Weldmar Hospice)
September 3 2017
The Weymouth Ukuleleans – Fantastic Fun and Music
September 10 2017
Grand Reunion -- On the Bandstand with great music!!!!
NEW DATE November 17 2017 (Friday) 7.30pm
The Incredible FUN Quiz Night NEW DATE
"It's A Quiz Jim – But Not as we Know it!!!"
Just a whole lot of FUN!!
Easy Questions, Scrummy Food and Great Entertainment
Brewers Fayre, Lodmoor Pub, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth
£9 with Light Supper Tickets: Barbara on 01305 782419
SUNDAY 10 December 3pm
Christmas Singing in the Gardens
Come and join us for a Festive Sing-a-Long
Past Events --- Past Events --- Past Events
July 21 2017
The Wrens, who this year are featured in the floral design next to the floral clock in the Gardens held a Commemoration Service on 21 July at 2pm in the Gardens.
In attendance was the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland and local MP Richard Drax
July 16 2017
The Silhouettes performed on a glorious Sunday afternoon. Blue skies, great music and the backdrop of Weymouth Bay -- What could be better!!!?? – (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
JULY 2 2017
The Quangle Wangle Choir – A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed as a delightful collection of songs were performed by this talented group
June 18 2017
The Weymouth Ukuleleans were on the Bandstand entertaining the visitors and locals on a bright sunny and hot afternoon. (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
Saturday 17 JUNE 2017 -- CIVIC DAY
FOGG Committee Members were in the Gardens from 10am to help celebrate Civic Day.....The lovely Rita Barrington came along dressed as singer Marie Lloyd (check her details on www.barrington-asoundvoice.co.uk)
The Deputy Mayor Gill Taylor visited the Gardens as well.
Queen Victoria made an appearance and was presented with a bouquet from Katie and her sister presented a bouquet to the Queen's companion the Duchess.
Thursday JUNE 15 2017 (In the Haven Holidays Building, The Esplanade Weymouth
FOGG Committee members were in the Building to chat about Greenhill Gardens and its history and the Civic Week's activities generally. Part of the activities for Civic Week organised by The Civic Society in Weymouth
Monday JUNE 12 2017 (In the former Tourist Information Centre)
FOGG Committee members were in attendance at the start of Civic Week This is part of the activities for Civic Week organised by The Civic Society in Weymouth
June 4 2017
The Amazing Weymouth Ukuleleans were on the Bandstand in Greenhill Gardens doing what they do best --- a great afternoon of music singing and laughter!!!
May 21 2017
A Fantastic start to the Season of Music in the Gardens. The Silhouettes entertained the crowds of visitors and locals. The sun shone, the skies were blue -- a great day with hundreds in the Gardens
April 2017 FOGG AGM
The FOGG AGM was held in The Function Room Brewers Fayre, Lodmoor Pub, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth
December 2016 -- A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS SINGING TIME
Our Annual Christmas Sing Time was held in the Gardens on 4 December 2016 when arounf 70 people came along. A very cold windy afternoon was offset as we gathered in and around the Bennet Shelter. Music was supplied by Lesley Potts and her family and we sang to some delightful Carols. This was intersperced with us all learning a new song "A Christmas Tree, A Christmas Tree, A Turkey Dinner and A Christmas Tree!" -- with actions.Mulled wine and some eats were also provided by FOGG.
November 2016 -- The Incredible Quiz Night
The Brewers Fayre Lodmoor was the scene of the latest FOGG Quiz Night. Lots of Fun, Easy Questions and a Light Supper...A Good Night!!
September 4 2016 -- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
The fantastic Weymouth Ukuleleans ended a Summer of amazing entertainment in Greenhill Gardens for 2016.
August 28 2016 – Tony Lowe -- The 'Voice of Frank Sinatra'
The Amazing Tony Lowe performed on a pleasant afternoon in the Gardens (A FOGG Event)
August 29 2016 -- (BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY) Replay
Hundreds pf people enjoyed the suncshine and the music provided by Fantastic Local Group REPLAY will be performing on the Bandstand A Weldmar Hospice and Seascape Cafe Event)
August 14 2016 – The 'Voice of Frank Sinatra'
The Incredible Tony Lowe (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
August 17 2016– WEYMOUTH CARNIVAL
Music on the Bandstand in the afternoon in the Gardens will be provided by WAVEBAND
August 21 2016 – The Silhouettes
Their last appearance on the Bandstand this year!! (A FOGG Event)
August 7 2016 – FANTASTIC FOGG SUMMER FAYRE
A great warm afternoon greeted the FOGG Summer Fayre with a visitor to Weymouth wining the Lamborghini model car and Rod from Rodwell in Weymouth winning the chirping birds.
DARRON GARNETT entertained us on stage with his great voice and arrangements. At 3pm the girls from TWIRL ACADEMY performed their baton swinging routine in the Gardens.
COASTWATCH and WELDMAR HOSPICE were also present in the Gardens.
The FOGG Committee manned the Tombola and Cake stalls.
July 31 2016 - The Silhouettes
Fantastic music from this talented Group (A FOGG Event)
July 24 2016 – The Decadettes
Regrettably this performance was cancelled due to bad weather (A FOGG Event)
July 17 2016 – The Weymouth Ukuleleans –
Great music, songs and laughter! (A FOGG Event)
July 10 2016 – The Silhouettes
– Amazing Songs from this musical Group (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
July 3 2016 – The Decadettes –
Four Delightful Singers on the Bandstand (A FOGG Event)
June 19 2016-- The Silhouettes
Regrettably this performance was cancelled due to adverse weather
June 26 – NO STANDARDS
A new group with a great sound
May 29 2016-- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
Great fun and singing (A FOGG Event)
June 5 2016– The Decadettes
Great songs from the Girls (FOGG Event)
June 12 2016 - REPLAY
Local group who play great music from the 60’s and 70’s
(A Weldmar Hospice Event)
MAY 14 2016 -- Weymouth Choral Society
The season's entertainment on the Bandstand started with the Weymouth Choral Society entertaining the onlookers. -- We hope they will be back later in the year.
MAY 13 2016 -- The Incredible Quiz Night
Our Quiz Night at the Brewers Fayre Pub proved to be another SELL OUT!....Eighty people came along and we had a great time. Thank you to all who came. Sorry to disappoint those who couldn't get tickets.
DECEMBER 6 2015 -- Christmas Carols in the Gardens
A wet and windy afternoon greeted the singers this year. BRASS TACKS played from the Bandstand as most folk sheltered by the Seascape cafe. Around 50 joined in the singing and enjoyed the mulled wine and mince pies.
November 13 2015 -- The FOGG Amazing Quiz Night
A FANTASTIC NIGHT!!!!
In addition to our normal FUN Quiz we had a guest appearance by Entertainer and Singer Darron Garnett. He has appeared in the Gardens and on this occasion he provided musical questions for the second half of the evening and had everyone singing along. He finished the night with some great songs.
REALLY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO CAME ALONG.
SEPTEMBER 6 2015 -- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
The Group provided a fantastic end to FOGG's Summer of Events on the Bandstand. Great weather encouraged the crowd to join in with the singing! ...They'll be back next year!!
AUGUST 30 2015 -- Tony Lowe
Singer Tony Lowe took to the bandstand and delighted the crowd with his renditions of many popular songs. Tony performs at many venues and it was good to have him back for his last performance in the Garden this year.
AUGUST 23 2015 -- The Silhouettes
Regrettably the weather turned against us and rain started the day and continued all morning. Although it cleared up in the afternoon it was too late for the group to come along. ( A FOGG Event)
AUGUST 19 -- 2015 Dennis Melia
On a very cloudy and at times drizzly Carnival Day Dennis Melia was on the bandstand singing and playing the guitar to entertain those in the Gardens (A FOGG Event)
AUGUST 16 2015 -- Singer Tony Lowe
Tony thrilled the Sunday afternoon audience with his selection of really delightful songs and in particular his Frank Sinatra songs(A Weldmar Hospice Event)
AUGUST 9 2015 -- FOGG SUMMER FAYRE WITH SWITCH SAXOPHONE QUARTET and Rita Barrington and James Crawshaw (FLAPPER 'N DAPPER) presented songs from Yesteryear
A breezy afternoon greeted our Summer Fayre this year. The Tombola, Rabbit Raffle and Cake stalls were busy though and all enjoyed the entertainment on the bandstand.
AUGUST 2 2015-- Darron Garnett -- 'The Voice of Cool Swing'
The sun shone all afternoon for the first time appearance on the Bandstand of singer Darron Garnett. A busy time also for FOGG with our Tombola. (A FOGG Event)
JULY 26 2015 -- The Silhouettes
Sadly, rain all day resulted in the Bandstand appearance by The Silhouettes being cancelled.
JULY 19 2015 -- The Decadettes
The Decadettes gave a great performance in the Gardens as the sun shone down.
JULY 12 2015 -- The Silhouettes
Great music from this well known Band (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
JULY 5 2015 -- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
Another fun afternoon from the Weymouth Ukulelean players as they packed the Bandstand for a whole load of playing and singing. The afternoon was warm and crowds enjoyed the fun that this great group have as part of their performances. -- The're back in September!!!!
JUNE 28 2015 -- REPLAY in the Gardens
The Fantastic Band REPLAY entertained the crowds with their great selection of 50's, 60's and 70's music on the Bandstand. The weather brightened up for most of the afternoon and several hundred people had a great time which included some dancing.
JUNE 21 2015 -- Singer Dennis Melia
Performer Dennis Melia was on the bandstand stage with his own interpretation of familiar songs. The sun shone as the onlookers enjoyed an afternoon in the Gardens
JUNE 14 2015 -- Ladies of the Lawn and Dennis Melia
A warm afternoon saw the Gardens used by folk enjoying the sound of the Ladies of the Lawn and singer Dennis Melia
JUNE 7 2015-- The Decadettes on the Bandstand
The Girls were Singing in their own unique style
MAY 31 2015-- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
A great fun afternoon with this great group
MAY 24 2015 -- Dennis Melia on the Bandstand
Denis sang and played on the Bandstand
MAY 17 -- REPLAY Kick off the Summer's Music in the Gardens!
Amazing Local Band REPLAY performed to over 300 people in the Gardens on 17 May. Great weather was enjoyed and this was just the start of a whole Summer of music on the Bandstand in the Gardens.
May 2015 -- The Incredible Quiz Night!!
Over 80 people packed the Brewers Fayre Function Room to enjoy another great Quiz Night. Tickets sold out well in advance and a huge amount of fun was had. Thanks to all who supported the event which raised funds for the Gardens.-- The winning team was Bab Cooper's but all the teams came out with some great scores. ....Plus a fantastic and rousing version of The Grand Old Duke of York!!!
April 2015 -- FOGG AGM and Talk by Local Author and Speaker Stuart Morris
We held our AGM at the Brewers Fayre Lodmoor Pub on 24 April. The existing FOGG Committee were all re-elected. Chair Trevor Collins gave an account of the work of FOGG over the lat year and indicated the future projects that we were looking to complete. The Accounts showed a balance at the end of the financial year of £3775.15.
The evening finished with a talk and presentation on "The History of Weymouth" by Stuart Morris.
December 2014 -- Christmas Carolling in the Gardens
Well over 100 people enjoyed Mulled Wine and Mince Pies in the Gardens as they sang along to some favourite Carols. Musicians Brass Tacks played on the Bandstand as the light faded and darkness took over to create a very evocative atmosphere.
November 2014 -- The Amazing Quiz Night!
Another Sell Out Event saw The Function Room at The Brewers Fayre Pub packed with Quizzers for a Fun Quiz Evening. Almost £500 was raised and a great time was had by all.-- Thank you to all those who came along.
August 2014 -- Dennis Melia Sings
Versatile guitarist and Singer Dennis Melia was back on the Bandstand with his unique range of songs.
September 2014 -- Tony Lowe with the Sounds of Sinatra
Entertainer Tony Lowe made a welcome return to the Gardens. He sang his favourite numbers from his great repertoire of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra.
September 2014-- Ukulelean Fun!!
The fun members of the unique Weymouth Ukulelean Band performed on the Bandstand this month. They were making a return visit to the Gardens after their debut in June this year.
August 2014 -- Rita Barrington sings 'Marie Lloyd'
Rita Barrington made a return visit to the Bandstand in the Gardens to sings songs made famous by Marie Lloyd from the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Dressed in a stunning red dress from the period she entertained many onlookers including Weymouth & Portland Mayor Kate Wheller who came along with her grandson. She was accompanied by James Crawshaw on keyboard.
August 2014 -- Music with The Silhouettes
Great local group The Silhouettes entertained on the Bandstand at a Weldmar Hospice organised event.
August 2014 -- Summer Fayre
The remains of Hurricane Bertha had a dramatic effect on our planned Summer Fayre in the Gardens. The morning weather was blustery and rainy and although the sunshine appeared in the afternoon the main activities had to be cancelled. Performances by Switch Saxophone Quartet and singer Tony Lowe could not take place. The wind was such that playing on the Bandstand would not have been possible. We do apologise to all our supporters who came along. We did provide a Cake Stall which sold out and had the draw for the winner of the 6foot Banana.
July 2014 -- Tony Lowe Sings Sinatra
Singer Tony Lowe entertained the delighted onlookers in the Gardens with an afternoon of singing. With a Sinatra voice he naturally ended with "My Way!"
July 2014 -- Rita Barrington and others perform on the Bandstand in the Gardens
Rita Barrington sang the songs of 'Marie Lloyd' in the Gardens with Pianist/Singer Aimee Brown providing extra musical treats for the first half of the afternoon. Then singers, Ronnie, The Duke and Georgie finished off the afternoon with individual and group performances.
July 2014 -- Music in the Gardens
Local Band REPLAY entertained hundreds of visitors and locals in the Gardens. They played on FOGG's new bandstand and had some of the crowd up dancing. The weather was hot with just a slight breeze and FOGG's Committee Members oversaw the Tombola Stall.
June 2014 -- FOGG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Annual General Meeting was held in the Gardens when we heard Reports by Chair Barbara Dubben, Treasurer Tim Spooner and Committee Member Graham Dubben about the Bandstand. Member Malcolm Lacey gave us the up to date position about the Group "Community of Greenhill."
Barbara Dubben stepped down as Chair and Trevor Collins was appointed our new Chair.
The finances look good for the year even after a spend of over £5,000 on the new Bandstand.
June 2014 -- The Weymouth Ukulelean Band
The amazing Weymouth Ukulelean Band performed on the Bandstand in Greenhill Gardens for the first time. About 200 people listened to the singing and playing of this new group. The weather was great and we hope that they will be back to entertain on another day.
June 2014 -- Musical Treats in Greenhill Gardens
Blue skies and briliant sunshine greeted the crowds who came to hear the music which was perfromed on our new Bandstand. Local group REPLAY where on stage for most of the afternoon and they were supported by a singing trio, The Decadettes.
Up to 500 onlookers made it the biggest event that FOGG and Weldmar Hospice have jointly hosted.
January 2014 -- Entertainment Evening
A fantastic Night with Rita Barrington as she celebrated The Good Old Days performing as 'The Queen of the Music Halls' Marie Lloyd.
The first half entertainment was provided by Iain Campbell with a Mini Quiz and some fun.
December 2013 -- Christmas Carols in the Gardens
Sadly our Christmas Carols in the Gardens had to be cancelled. Driving rain and wind coupled with a very grey day were not conducive to singing Carols. Five Members of the Committee were on hand to supply Mince Pies to anybody who did however turn up.
October 2013 -- The Spooky Halloween Quiz Night!!!
The Function Room at The Lodmoor Pub in Weymouth was decked out with Spooky paraphernalia......witches, spiders, cobwebs, cauldrons and a skeleton greeted the Quizzers on their arrival. They were asked to make and wear a Spooky Hat for the evening....and many people did. Two prizes were given to the Spookiest!! -- It was another FANTASTIC evening of Easy Questions, Fun and Food....Thanks to all who came and well done to the FOGG Team who organised it and the staff at The Lodmoor Pub for the venue and food.
Throughout the Summer of 2013
Most fine Summer afternoons found FOGG Members in the Gardens with Stalls and Tables featuring Bric a brac, Toys, China, Books and Pictures --- THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO BOUGHT OR CAME AND HAD A CHAT
Wednesday 21st August 2013 - Weymouth Carnival
The beautiful weather continued for Weymouth carnival. Visitors to Greenhill were treated to a magnificent view of the Red Arrows and lined up along the road for the start of the carnival procession.
Photos from the day taken from beside Greenhill Gardens can be seen here
August 2013 - Sizzling Summer Fayre and Opening of Bandstand
A fantastic sunny afternoon was enjoyed in the Gardens for our Summer Fayre and the launch of our new Bandstand. Record crowds enjoyed the occasion which featured the following:
1. Opening of Bandstand by Councillor Joy Stanley
2. Music from SWITCH SAXOPHONE QUARTET --- SWITCH have performed at Windsor Castle and The Goodwood Festival of Speed this year.
3. Presentation of Green Flag Award with Gardener Carl Sergeant. A Cake in the form of the Green Flag was kindly supplied by Ian Gill of Arty Party Cakes of Lodmoor Hill Weymouth.
4. Songs from Rita Ashman as Marie Lloyd
5. Pre-event singing from The Flying Dutchman
6. Tombola and Cake Stall
7.Silent Auction of historical original Newspapers announcing the death of Lady Diana and the landing on the Moon
July 2013 -- Music in the Gardens
Fantastic local group "REPLAY" performed to record breaking crowds in the Gardens.
A glorious afternoon was enjoyed by locals and visitors and temperatures soared and ice-creams and drinks were the order of the day.
"REPLAY" performed on the new bandstand base and we all loved their performance.They have a wonderful local reputation for great sounds of the 60's 70's and 80's.
FOGG's Tombola Stall and bucket collection made record breaking amounts as well.
Thank you to all involved.
June 2013 -- Table Top Stalls
At Weymouth Bay Methodist Church, Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth.
FOGG were with The Friends of Lodmoor and Weldmar Hospice and we all had Table Top Bargains of various kinds.
Well, many people came, the sun shone and sales were made.
June 2013 -- REPLAY in the Gardens
Local Group REPLAY played in the Gardens at an event organised by Ray and Penny at The Seascape Cafe.
Check out their music video at the bottom of this page
FOGG and local Charity WELDMAR were in the Gardens
May 2013 -- Childrens' Fancy Dress Party
The weather stayed fine for our afternoon in the Gardens. Not a huge number of children took part but 6 lucky children won prizes. Well done to all who were there.
May 2013 -- Latest Developments in Greenhill Gardens and AGM!
Our AGM and a discussion about the latest developments planned for the Gardens took place in The Lodmoor Pub, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth
April 2013 -- The Incredible Quiz Night
Another super FUN Night was enjoyed at The Lodmoor Pub.
Well done to all the teams who scored really highly!..Watch out for the next one in October!
January 2013 -- The Amazing Fish & Chips Quiz Night
As usual this was a SELL OUT and another fantastic Night.
Thanks to all of you who came and enjoyed the fun!
December 2012 -- Carols in the Gardens
This was a really lovely afternoon of carol singing on a chilly afternoon in the Gardens. Mulled wine and mince pies were enjoyed by all....Mmmmmmm delicious........... and some great voices were heard. Thanks to all who took part. The Brass Band "Brass Tacks" supplied the the music for the event.
October 2012 - Halloween Party
Regretably the Halloween Party in the Gardens had to be cancelled because of really bad weather. We are so sorry to disappoint you but it was just not an afternoon for a Party at all. -- Because it was a late cancellation a number of parents and children did turn up. FOGG Committee Member Graham Dubben was there to greet them and everybody left with a Halloween Prize.-- Whooopppeee!!!!
September 2012 -A Great Quiz Night
A Fantastic packed out Quiz Night at the Lodmoor Pub Weymouth...These are such great Fun..watch out for the next one!!!!
April 2012 – AGM Pebbles Café
May 2012 – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – a fantastic FUN afternoon with the Mad Hatter and his friends
June - August 2011 – New FOGG Logo
The FOGG Logo designed by Committee member Iain Campbell with Graphics by Juliet Stoodley has been encapsulated in flowers in the Gardens. The amazing Greenhill Gardeners have managed to plant an incredible version of it which was planted in one of the beds
August 2011- FOGG on Float
FOGG Committee members help to man a Float in the Weymouth Carnival
Weymouth Band 'Replay' performing in the Gardens