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Topic Newsletter Archive

TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD

At the Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, BD1 2RX                    

Newsletter No. 139 - December 2013

Hello again everyone,

This newsletter contains some very important information concerning a change of venue for the Topic, so I would ask you to peruse it in its entirety. Or at least read it through to the end.

Firstly, the usual business: only two guest nights this month, so let's make the most of them.
 

5th December
Singers and musicians night.
 
8.15 pm start. Free entry.
 

12th December
Hadrian's Union

A new name to the Topic: the duo Hadrian's Union are Stew Simpson (vocals/guitar) and Danny Hart (fiddle, mandolin and guitar), the repertoire contemporary folk songs about the world we live in based on traditional subjects like love, politics and work, delivered in their distinctive style. They have been performing in folk clubs and at festivals all over the UK for two years. 6/5

"the pair weave many a tale and put plenty of passion behind it too, making for an utterly compelling listen" – The Crack magazine reviewing their latest CD In Your Own Time, released in December 2012.
 

19th December
Pat Sherry and Stuart Douglas

Perennial favourites bring their combined talents to put us in the mood for Christmas. No need for any introduction, really. Expect the Holbeck Mummers, and there's every possibility of a mince pie or two, possibly your first of the festive season. 6/5
 

CHARITY NIGHT

Our charity night raised the sum of 182.00 which has been sent to the Children in Need Appeal. Many thanks to those who supported the event and the performers, Voicemail Harmony, Roll Back the Carpet and Kath Reade who gave us as splendid evening's entertainment and performed without taking a fee or expenses.


Other News

Not normally given to exhorting you to go elsewhere on a Thursday night, I would draw your attention to an event being held on Thursday December 5th at the New Variety Club, Russell Street, Keighley BD21 2JP at 8 pm. This is a performance of The Magical Christmas Tree Show featuring Pete Morton,Chris Parkinson and Emily Saunders and is a benefit concert for Maggie Boyle whose current battle with cancer means she will be unable to perform for some months. So, if you are not into singers nights, perhaps you would consider supporting this event. Tickets (priced 10) and more information can be obtained from kencarolwood@googlemail.com or tel: 01535 606939. Under normal circumstances Maggie would be performing in this show throughout the festive season: indeed we are hoping to bring the show to the Topic in December 2014. We all wish Maggie well during the coming weeks and months as she undergoes post-operative treatment for this dreadful disease.

For performers who may be thinking of approaching the club for a booking, please note that the bookings organiser is now Sue Gaffney, email address : sue.gaffney@btinternet.com

If you would like to become a member of the Topic Folk Club, it costs just 5.00 per year, running from 1st January. Being a member entitles you to the lower ticket prices shown in this newsletter, as well as the chance to become more involved in the workings of the club if you would like to.

If you’re visiting the club for the first time, be sure to come and say hello, and if anyone has any suggestions for the club, for example if you would like us to try to book a particular artist, we’d like to hear them.

The Topic runs on Thursdays at the BRADFORD IRISH CLUB.  8.30pm start. (Singers & Musicians nights start at 8.15pm). Like all the clubs in the area, our aim is to provide good quality live entertainment to suit all tastes of those interested in folk music, and we thank you for your continued support.

Floor singers are always welcome, especially in the first half. Please try to get there by 8.15pm if you’d like a slot – it helps the MC to plan the evening.

To find the Topic on Facebook search for "Topic Fc"


IMPORTANT NEWS - IMPENDING CHANGE OF VENUE

Once again, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Topic is having to move house. After careful consideration of possible venues the committee is of the opinion that Glyde House, Glydegate, BD5 0BQ would best suit our needs, so from the New Year (ie beginning on the singers and musicians night on 2nd January 2014) that will be our new home. There is every indication that we will be made very welcome and that the management there will be very supportive and keen to see our club successful.

I will send out reminders and directions, a map etc of how to get to Glyde House towards the end of December.

There are lots of boxes to tick in finding a venue: it is not usually possible to tick them all, though we are confident that Glyde House will fit the bill in most respects. We hope that you will find the new venue to your liking,and ask you to bear with us while we make the adjustment to our new surroundings.

We hope of course that you will continue to support the club, and folk music generally in the area, and wish you all a happy and peaceful festive season.

Best wishes

Tony Charnock, Topic Newsletter Editor  

tocharn@gmail.com        
www.topic-folk-club.org.uk
 

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