The Poppy Folk Club meets once a month at the Poppy and Pint in the Lady Bay Area of West Bridgford, Nottingham. We have a nice big room upstairs at the pub. Generally we alternate each month between a songs and music session and a concert night where we have a guest artist to perform, followed by a singaround for anyone wanting to stay afterwards to sing or play.
Our first club night was also the first day the pub opened. When we heard that Castle Rock brewery had bought the old British Legion club building and were converting it into a pub, I contacted Richard Holmes who was chairman of the brewery and managing the conversion project and asked if we might run a club at the pub. We met with him at The Vat and Fiddle, where after several pints of harvest pale he said of course we could run the club. He introduced us to Screech Owl and we all went home very happy indeed.