News just in from American Theatre Organ Society Chairman, Ian Ridley:
The London and South of England Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society has received notice under the terms of their agreement with the Barry Town Council that the famous Regal Edmonton 4/16 Christie Theatre Organ has to be removed from the magnificent setting of Barry Memorial Hall.
Since the organ’s opening concert there on St David's Day 1987, Barry and ATOS have benefited hugely from a long running series of dances played throughout by David Redfern plus concerts featuring artists from ... Read more.
The Association of Organ Enthusiasts is holding its Members Summer Special Break, at the Ramada Hotel & Resort at Bewdley near Kidderminster, in the heart of rural Worcestershire, commencing on Monday 29th June. The residential event, our fourteenth at this venue, which runs for five days, is primarily a get-together for members and has been sold out for some time, but there is ample capacity for day visitors, members or non-members, at a cost of just £5 per day which includes all sessions.
Artistes featured are Sarah Foley, Keith Beckingham, Matthew Bason, ... Read more.
Even after moving some 2 years ago, Michael Wooldridge is still getting mail to his old address and has therefore asked us to remind everybody of his current one as the redirection service on his post is due to stop soon.
His current contact details are:
8 Ellis Avenue, High Salvington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3DY. 01903 263 454
Club secretaries, we would be grateful if you could please amend your records accordingly.
It's happened again. Another long running club is closing its doors. We have talked to club organiser Barbara Baker this morning who said "Unfortunately we have been unable to find members to help run the club". We would like to put out a call to all those in the Solent area, if you are in a position and would like to help please give Barbara a call on 01425 471267 before it is too late.
Check out the latest addtion to our articles page. Daniel Watt tells of the trials and tribulations of a working musician on the road in this the first of a new series.
Are you concerned about decreasing club and society memberships/attendance? Want to know how other people are coping, or perhaps you have some suggestions to help others?