Musicians’ Reunion 2022

The next reunion for those associated with the early years of the UEA Music Department will take place in London on Friday 7th October 2022 at the Ev Restaurant, 97-99 Isabella St, London SE1 8DD. Click here for a map. We aim to meet for drinks in the bar (or on its outside tables, if the weather is fine) from 12.30 onwards, with lunch at 1.15pm. There is opportunity to chat in the bar after lunch if you wish. The Ev is just 150 yards from Southwark tube station on the Jubilee line, and is a short walk from Waterloo National Rail station. Do please let Paul know if you can come this year and remember that partners are welcome!

These reunions normally take place on the first Friday in October. We hope this information will help friends living in distant parts of the world to plan their trips to the UK to coincide with our lunches. We would love to see you!

If you were a member of the UEA music department (staff or student) in its first five years, from its foundation to entry in the academic year 1970 and are not on our mailing list, please contact Paul at the email address below.

Despite the tail-end (hopefully) of the pandemic, petrol shortages and items missing from our weekly shop, 12 of us met at the Ev for the 2021 reunion on October 1st, in glorious autumn sunshine. Some photos of this event follow.

Below: Paul reading messages from those who could not make the 2021 lunch, prior to the annual toast to absent friends:

It was a particular pleasure to welcome David Charlton (left) and to see Michael Lloyd (front right).
Michael is the founding member from the very first year of the department:

Hilary and Alison, Andy and Tony in deep conversation:

The Ev's impressive array of open bi-fold doors ensured healthy ventilation without a draft in the pleasant autumnal weather:

For 2022 it will be payment on the day for whatever you consume, as usual. Prices at The Ev are reasonable and they specialise in an interesting range of Turkish food, with a good selection of vegetarian dishes, as well as meat, fish, seafood and salads.

Those expecting to come to this year's lunch include:
Former staff: Julian R, Michael N (+ Heather), David C
1967 Entry: Rosemary, Geoff, Graham B
1968 Entry: Andrew, Tony O, Paul (+ John), Louise
1969 Entry: Colin, Alison (+ Ed), Hilary (possibly)
1970 Entry: Stephen W, Rex
Check back at intervals as more names will be added over the coming weeks.

We very much hope to see you in October and promise a specially warm welcome to those who have not been to one of these lunches recently. Click here to see pictures of our large-scale reunion at The Arts Club in 2010.

Paul Terry and Tony Ovenell

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