After presenting concerts at Bispham United Reformed Church near Blackpool, The Blackpool Keyboard Club has now returned to it’s former home of 25 years – The Pro-Deaf Club, Cornwall Avenue, North Shore, Blackpool.
In 2011, the Pro-Deaf Club suddenly announced its closure and all groups that used it’s excellent facilities had suddenly to make alternative arrangements. Through our Treasurer, Jean Booth, we were quickly able to move to the church hall at Bispham United Reformed (at which Jean is organist) whilst fortunately retaining the dates we had booked in advance. It was a welcome port in a storm but conditions were not wholly ideal.
Out of the blue, in October 2011, the Pro-Deaf Club invited us to return to the newly decorated concert room – the club is to be reinvented as more of a community centre.
At our AGM in November 2011, the BKC membership voted overwhelmingly to accept the invitation and return to the Pro-Deaf Club. Our Christmas/December concert was held there and featured Chairman organists John Nunns and Secretary Stephen Austin playing a selection of light, popular and seasonal music. Sandwiches and pastries, tea and coffee was provided to the audience and hopefully this concert will get the Blackpool Keyboard Club off to a good start for 2013 and beyond in a comfortable, familiar and much-loved concert venue.
New members and visitors are always assured of a warm welcome to our concert evenings which are held on the second Tuesday of every month – at 7.30pm.
A programme for 2013 will be completed and published as soon as possible.
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