The sun


The sun and "the sun" related things, including venues, pubs, gigs and blog posts about the sun.If you have something to offer regarding the sun that I have not covered here, Please chip in. Particularly if you have anything to offer concerning my tree, local pubbing or other places, home automation the sun experiments, homebrew, beer, or appley goodness. Thank you.

£100 prize, great fun. Should be on about the first Sunday of the month. Basement Business Premises, 98 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, CT20 2BE 01303 223333 [2009-07-05 2009]

From the brief time when I preferred them over The Darkness... 174 Camden High Street, Camden. London NW1 0NE [2002-04-18 2002]

Found the ticket now! I went to the gig on my own, then got the last train up to Rugby, where I was staying for college while on my HNC with Nixdorf. Can't find details anywhere online (so far). Much stage diving, one of my favourite ever gigs.
Thinking about this nearly 25 years later I'm not quite sure how I did this. Must have been a Sunday night, so I'd have left home in Portchester on the Sunday afternoon and got the train up as usual to Rugby, via London. But decided to stop in London and go to this gig, and then carry on up to Rugby after.
I do remember it being great, and being stage diving crazy. I have a clear memory of being up on the stage and preparing to throw myself back into the crowd yet again, when a young couple (a boy and a girl) grabbed my shoe; they were annoyed at the stagediving, as I would be now. I remember even what I was wearing, a t-shirt with my green plaid shirt over the top, with skinny black jeans and my massive nike trainers. At the time metallers wore tight jeans and big trainers and mine were nike white basketball boots with purple detail on. I think I had pink laces on mine.
What was I thinking to go to a gig like this midway between home and my digs in Rugby? After the gig I still had to go on to Euston, then train up to Rugby, possibly changing at Coventry, and then walk across Rugby to the digs where I was staying...
105 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT [1991-10-06 1991]

, 49 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AN [2002-08-22 2002]

+ The D4 and The Divine Brown. 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London N19 5QQ 07716 168 773 [2002-04-12 2002]

Live music from Cultured Pearl, The Black Sheep, and The Elbeats. All day barbecue, local foods and Kentish ciders.
This is too close to my house not to go to... on Saturday and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend.
, 163 London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9AA 01303 239024 [2015-05-23 2015]

174 Camden High Street, Camden. London NW1 0NE [2002-09-16 2002]

I was on a big fat freebie and very much enjoyed The Datsuns doing a set in the backstage bar. Reading, Berkshire [2002-08-23 2002]

18A Ebury Street, London, , SW1W 0LS [1997-11-06 1997]

Portsmouth Festival / Heineken Festival, a freebie, Chris Wilson's birthday. The Pogues also played on the Sunday, I think it was without Shane McGowan though.
I may have listed Shakin' Stevens on another date, but this is definitely the
Southsea Seafront, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants [1994-08-19 1994]

Have moved the temperature probe out of direct sunlight [Wednesday 10 August 2016]

The next supper club date is set for Sunday, August 2nd at The Firkin Alehouse in Cheriton Place [Thursday 11 June 2015]

Is there a free copy of The Sun on the way this week? [Monday 9 June 2014]

Boot fair on Hythe green on Sunday (6th April) [Friday 4 April 2014]

Got another email about the School of Art from Tessa Mac [Tuesday 23 October 2012]

The Darkness are back in the big time [Monday 6 February 2012]

Kinda cool to see the News Of The World shut down like that [Friday 8 July 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Monday 4 July 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Thursday 16 June 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Tuesday 7 June 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Sunday 8 May 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Tuesday 3 May 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Monday 18 April 2011]

An email from Lorna Winslow [Thursday 14 April 2011]

Is this Port Lympne's april fool or The Sun's? [Friday 1 April 2011]

RE: Got an email about the School of Art [Friday 4 February 2011]

Are we due some big style snow? Sounds like we might be snowed in over xmas... will we make it to Uncle Bob's? [Thursday 16 December 2010]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Sunday 17 October 2010]

Bargain carvery at the Hermitage this Sunday [Wednesday 18 August 2010]

Another scorcher today Have a good weekend all, remember the sunblock [Friday 9 July 2010]

Is there still a quiz every sunday at the New Inn? [Friday 25 June 2010]

Chambers Easter Ales festival on all weekend don't forget And there is a quiz on Sunday [Tuesday 30 March 2010]

So long 6Music Confirmed to be axed today. Still at least the sun is out. [Tuesday 2 March 2010]

Hot head, cold feet slippy on the way to work despite the bright sun [Monday 1 March 2010]

Brett Anderson's let himself go Odd choice of picture to illustrate the search result... [Friday 15 January 2010]

Suede reuiniting for one night only ONE NIGHT ONLY??? [Friday 15 January 2010]

The Gents play Number 11 this sunday (1st Nov) cockney knees up, gypsy punk and boogie-woogie Nirvana and Kylie Minogue, hmm [Monday 26 October 2009]


opposite where the police station is now? [Tuesday 12 May 2009]

RE: Got an email about the School of Art [Tuesday 12 May 2009]

RE: The Sun Inn [Thursday 26 February 2009]

The Sun Inn [Friday 31 October 2008]

It's Fareham, it's a squirrel, it must be the Daily Mail [Wednesday 20 August 2008]

Got an email about the School of Art [Friday 1 August 2008]

Lottery winner dumps sinner [Thursday 27 September 2007]

Six Feet Under [Thursday 6 April 2006]

What bands did you see there Bruce, anyone good? [Saturday 19 November 2005]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Friday 18 November 2005]

This is great, I don't suppose you have any memorabilia from that time do you? [Tuesday 8 November 2005]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Tuesday 8 November 2005]

Folkestone in the Sunday papers [Tuesday 16 August 2005]

It was in the property supplement with the paper [Saturday 13 August 2005]

Standard [Friday 12 August 2005]

Folkestone in the London papers [Wednesday 10 August 2005]

Bothered! [Saturday 23 July 2005]

You laughed at Catherine Tate? Philistine! [Friday 22 July 2005]

Another night in [Friday 22 July 2005]

Rubbish things [Monday 14 March 2005]

Oh my, back at last [Monday 7 March 2005]

Goldie Lookin' Chain [Thursday 15 April 2004]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Friday 26 March 2004]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Sunday 21 March 2004]

Cheers for that! [Monday 23 February 2004]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Monday 23 February 2004]

Good work fact man! [Friday 20 February 2004]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Thursday 19 February 2004]

Updated Folkestone gig history [Thursday 19 February 2004]

All Welsh, All Safe Tracksuited rappers Goldie Lookin' Chain have put together an all-Welsh line-up for their upcoming hometown gig at Newport's NCLA. [Thursday 22 January 2004]

Goldie Lookin' Chain [Friday 2 January 2004]

The Datsuns Von Bondies gig @ 100 Club [Saturday 8 November 2003]

Christian Datsun Dirty Water Club @ The Boston Arms [Monday 12 May 2003]

A West London based freebie London based, eh, there's a surprise... [Tuesday 6 May 2003]

NME Awards Tour Datsuns, Polyphonic Spree, Interpol and The Thrills... [Friday 22 November 2002]

The Hellacopters and The Datsuns [Saturday 2 November 2002]

Metal Bowlie! A weekend of ROCK at Camber Sands... [Wednesday 18 September 2002]

jack white and roddy womble datsuns at the underworld [Wednesday 18 September 2002]

Goodnight Ladies and Gentlemen We still HEART The Datsuns. [Tuesday 17 September 2002]

The Datsuns Reading Festival [Tuesday 27 August 2002]

Tonight... got plans? I'm going to "Here and Now"... [Thursday 25 April 2002]

Night of a million billion gigs Datsuns and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in one night... [Friday 19 April 2002]

Datsuns Tour Don't miss out, you tiny fools. [Wednesday 17 April 2002]

Here Comes The Sun Excluse Travis track online today only! [Tuesday 26 February 2002]

Billie Bans "The Sun" Snow Dome No really, that's what I thought it said... [Tuesday 19 September 2000]

Paul Clarke's blog - I live and work in Seabrook near Folkestone, Kent. married to Clare and father to Harry and Tommy, I am a web dev, and I do mostly js, nodejs, python, ruby, and php. I like pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.

This is my personal , so if you search here for pubbing or other venues you will only find the sun pubbing / venues I attended or plan to go to. It will hopefully return those anyway...If you want a more general search Please try the sun on Folkestone Gerald, where I list national and international venues...

As it goes there are no pubbing / places concerning the sun anyway. Enjoy the posts though.Is there something I have missed? Please let me know!

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