Those seeking a floor spots on guest nights should contact us before coming.
Time is very limited on these nights and if time permits we will have floor singers but have to be selective.
We recommend you phone or email us first to avoid disappointment, especially if coming from a long way.
On singers / musicians nights we welcome performers of any ability.
@ the Farnborough Social Club
Orpington Folk Music and Song Club
exists to promote folk music and song.
It is a non-profit making organisation
and is for those who wish to listen to
or take part in an informal evening of
folk music and song.
Every Thursday @ 7:30pm - 9:45pm
Orpington Folk Club
Download Handout August ~ October 2020
Good News Flash
~As of 16th October~
Hi All, GOOD NEWS, the OFC has a new home at the Farnborough Social Club. The Social Club is a warm and friendly place with plenty of room to socially distance an excellent bar and plenty of parking space. While we use the social club facilities we will have to abide by their club rules. Please see below for the finer details.
Watch this website for future developments on when we can open.
Us @ OFC.
This is a guide to the rules of admission :
On entering the building all guests must wear a face mask.
If you see an NHS QR Track 'N' Trace poster please scan it if you have the facility on your phone.
Please follow the arrows on the floor and go to the counter to sign in.
There is Hand Sanitiser Gel in the bar and the OFC club room.
Go through the double doors at the end and meet us.
Someone will take your temperature with a laser thermometer. We will not allow anyone to enter with a temperature above 38deg C.
There are many tables in the room for four people but only those in the same family/bubble can use all four. Due to the requirement for social distancing not all the tables can be used.
You are asked please, not to visit other tables to meet other family groups.
Masks can be taken off when sitting but if you need to use the facilities or move from your seats you must wear your masks again.
Mask exempt persons, providing proof is a personal choice, is not necessary in law but would be appreciated. If possible please carry an exemption card or wear an exemption badge. Any difficulties speak to a member of staff when signing in.
Many thanks for your cooperation.
Folk Club news :
It is unfortunate but we now have to pay for the use of the Social Club, to cover heating and light etc.
On singers nights you will be asked to contribute at the folk club door £2.
Guest nights will now be a single contribution of £8 pp.
Us @ OFC.
Edit: 16/102020 - 17/10/2020_1_2 - 25/10/2020
PRIVACY & GDPR :
Over the years we have collected emails from our guests and regular visitors to the club.
Due to new EU regulations relating to privacy laws GDPR, which I'm sure you are all aware of, it is incumbent on us to ask if we can continue to keep the email address in our email client address book. We will over the coming months be sending an email to the holders of the accounts asking if we can continue to keep it in our email client address book. You will be asked to reply if you wish to be removed. You can also confirm to continue subscription as well.
Our promise to you : We are and always will be committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
* What we will not do :
* We will not share/sell your email address with any third parties.
* We will not share your email address with
anyone purporting to know you.
We will not show your email address to other members when we send messages to more than one recipient.
We will not send any emails advertising products or services.
* What we will do :
* We will however send you the occasional email informing you of future guest and events, relevant to our joint interest in folk music & song.
* We will reply to emails sent to us requesting information and include an "Unsubscribe"
* We may have to email you in the event of guest night cancellation.
* We may have to email in the event of closure due to bad weather or the venue closing.
Updated : 12th July
Enquiries for bookings should contact via email first please.
Contacts : Ted Handley
0208 325 6513
01959 532 754
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