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Club Name Change

Saturday 22nd January

Shirley Organ and Keyboard Society have changed their name to "The Eden Park Music Club". Following the recent donation that saved the club they have decided to update the club image. We wish them the best of luck and may their numbers go from strength to strength.

Message From Elizabeth Harrison...

Monday 17th January

Elizabeth has been in touch to tell us of her latest mishap!  During the bad weather a gritter ploughed into her telephone pole, which resulted in knocking out her phone and internet connection.  She has now been without both for over 5 weeks.  Liz wanted us to mention it on here in case any clubs or societies have been trying to contact her regarding future or forthcoming bookings.

If anybody wishes to contact Liz in the meantime, please call her on her mobile 07814 261983 and she has said she will be happy to call you back to save the costs or alternatively, her parents on 01254 830267.

Preston Community Concerts - New Venture by Elizabeth Harrison

Monday 17th January

Starting this month, Elizabeth Harrison is organising a series of charity concerts under the name of 'Preston Community Concerts'.

Following the sad news that the Top Note Organ Society in Leyland is to close, Elizabeth decided that it was important to keep music live in the Preston and Leyland areas. In aid of St Catherine's Hospice, on Monday 24th January 2011, 8pm start, Blackpool Tower Organist John Barnett will be performing at Midge Hall Methodist Church, Longmeanygate, Midge Hall, Leyland, PR26 6TD.

The venue is superb, cosy, warm and comfortable with excellent parkin... Read more.

Suprise M.B.E Celebrations For Len Rawle...Surprise M.B.E Celebrations For Len Rawle...

Monday 10th January

Sunday 9th January saw a tribute being made to Len Rawle to congratulate him on being awarded an M.B.E in the Queen's New Years Honours List.

Organised by Friends Of Rye leader, Richard Moore, the afternoon included a slide show with over 100 pictures and messages from artistes and organisers from all over the world offering their congratulations.  Specially invited guests enjoyed a lovely afternoon alongside Len who knew nothing about it!

Well done to all involved and once again Len, congratulations!

New Theatre Organ Heritage And Restoration Centre.

Monday 10th January

The Penistone Cinema Organ Trust is currently working on a new project to install the former Astoria, Purley, Compton organ in it's own premises. The premises will be the first dedicated Theatre Organ Heritage and Restoration centre.

Based on the outskirts of Barnsley only 1 mile or so from M1 junctions 37 and 38 the venture will provide an auditorium, containing the Compton, together with displays and items related to the history of the Cinema Organ in the UK. The centre will be unique in providing dedicated workshop facilities for Cinema Organ restoration, which will be made avail... Read more.

Late Bookings For Key BreaksLate Bookings For Key Breaks

Sunday 9th January

Brett Wales & Chris Powell are getting ready to host another of their weekend festival breaks at The Queens Hotel, Bournemouth running from 21st - 24th January 2011.  Owing to a couple of cancellations due to ill health, they now have a couple of rooms available for anybody interested in making a late booking.  With a fantastic line up including Andrew Nix, Ian Griffin & Andy Oakley, Matthew Bason, Rosalie Birchmoor, Ben Scott-Hyde and Colin Ford not to mention the hosts of the weekend, Brett & Chris, it's an event not to be missed!  For more information please... Read more.

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