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Procol Harum fans' gathering in London, UK

Before and after the showcase concert on 13 May 2017

Read right to the bottom of the page for an exclusive Souvenir Offer for people attending this gathering

Thanks to the kind efforts of London Paler Peter Christian, 'Beyond the Pale' is happy to announce a very convenient and pleasing rendezvous for Procol Harum fans before and after the Shepherds Bush show. Read the whole page, and register using the link at the bottom.


(1) our pub; (2) view from window window of our hired space, showing how close the Procol gig is (3); the Shepherds Bush Empire, where the band will play

We gather at a classic London pub within sight of Procol's concert venue, at about 270 paces' distance. The pub goes by the distinctive name of The Defector's Weld ('You won’t find a pub much better than this west of Soho' according to TimeOut).


The pub address is 170 Uxbridge Road, W12 8AA. It's on Shepherd’s Bush Green, conveniently sited for tube and mainline connections.

Our own bar (left) in our private space, 'The Snug', on the first floor of the pub


Your food, if you choose to eat here before the show, will be delivered to your table

Fans will be able to eat and/or drink before the show from 5.30 pm, and drink again after the concert. The pre-show gathering will be in a private room, The Snug, on the first floor of the pub (illustrations above). We shall have our own bar with several beers on tap, and food we order will be brought upstairs to our tables. There is ample seating and standing room, and a sound system on which our own choice of music will be playing at a volume that permits conversation.


After the show, when we anticipate a larger number of revellers, we shall inhabit a reserved spot downstairs. Last admissions, midnight. (Post-show beers include the excellently-named 'Beyond the Pale'.)
Unlike the post-Festival Hall situation, we haven't been given a formal quota; there's no way of foreseeing how crowded, or otherwise, this area might get.

Admission: no cost to you, the punters. Once you're in, you pay for your own drinks, you order your own food [and of course you also have to pay for your concert ticket to hear and see the Procols].

Perk: you're also the first people with a chance to own the extremely tasty and desirable Procol Harum 50th Anniversary enamel badges.

35 mm x 24.7 mm, fastened by safety pin on the back as shewn
The illustration shews only the production artwork, not the finished object. The badges themselves are all-metal / hard enamel;
the band name is in white enamel on a black background, and the small wording and other lines are in polished silvery nickel.
These badges are hand-finished, and manufactured by the MBC Badge Company in Brierley Hill, DY5 3LG

This is a limited edition, which will be available in principle at Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, London and Bristol ... unless sold out.


Lifesize prototype (NOT the real enamel) shown – to give an idea of scale – on (a) Steinway piano and (b) Yamaha synth
For the real thing (just arrived!) ... see right ...

It can be pre-ordered only for the London concert, for collection in person at The Defector's Weld.
If you want one or more, send 5.30 GBP per badge by PayPal now. Click PayPal.Me/procol50tourbadge, and your order will be secured  the moment we receive your payment.
Pick up your badge(s) at the Defector's Weld pre-show gathering only.

There will of course be Novum tee-shirts etc for sale inside the Shepherd's Bush Empire as well; the badges may already be sold out, unless pre-ordered from this page.

So, if you intend to come to the Gathering, either before or after the show, send the names
of all the people in your posse to 'Beyond the Pale' using this link:

Procol dates in 2017 | Booking

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