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Phil Brown

Telephone Number :  01332 834834   or   07970 889153

Email address :  philbrown@philbrownmusic.net

Website :  www.philbrownmusic.net/

Address :  1 Vicarage Lane,  Little Eaton,  Derby,  DE21 5EA 

About Phil

Phil started playing the organ at the age of eleven. Whilst standing outside a local organ shop waiting for his father, he was intrigued by the sounds coming through the open shop door. He ventured inside and invested the now meagre amount of 50 pence in his first organ lesson, and from this beginning has flourished a fruitful career.

After only two years of lessons at the age of thirteen, Phil began performing in public. His first public appearances were performing for children of a similar age and younger at children's Christmas parties in and around the Derby area, his home town. At the same age he also became the resident organist at perhaps the best restaurant in Derby at the time, the Golden Pheasant, where he played for three years, three times a week, on the top of the range Hammond Regent Electronic Organ, entertaining people from 8pm through until 11pm whilst they dined, and afterwards for dancing. In fact because he was so young to be performing in public, he had to have a license by the Local Education Authority to be able to perform at the restaurant. On many an occasion he had the good fortune to meet celebrities such as Bob Monkhouse, Syd Lawrence, Des O'Connor and many others who were performing in Derby at the time. On leaving school at the age of 16, Phil enrolled on an A-Level Music Foundation Course at South-East Derbyshire College, Heanor, Derbyshire where he remained for 3 years studying music. It is at this time when Phil also studied Piano and gained his Grade 8 in both Piano playing and Theory & Composition with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Examinations.

Highlights of Phil's career have been appearing at the age of 17 with Des O'Connor, playing on the same bill as his idol Klaus Wunderlich, backing such artists as Norman Collier, playing as supporting act every year with the late Joe Loss and his Orchestra, also Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra at the Derby Assembly Rooms, where he has been the resident organist since 1982 playing for both social and tea dances. Phil is also a very accomplished pianist, having played the piano since he was 16 and passing many exams and diplomas in quite a short space of time, including Grade 8 Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, CT FVCM, Hon VCM.

With his most recent highlights of his career he can call himself truly international. He has performed as far afield as America, Spain, Channel Islands where he has also been on the "air waves" playing on Radio Guernsey. He has also performed in Germany and Switzerland for Bohm Electronic GmbH at Organ Festivals. Broadcasting is definitely not a new venture for Phil as he has been regularly featured on BBC Radio 2's programme, The Organist Entertains.

Phil's life at the moment is a very busy one, performing from John O'Groats to Lands End and teaching people in and around the Derby area, where Phil is also the President of the Derby Organ & Keyboard Club.

Until 2000 Phil played in front of 30,000 people every September for Derby City Leisure services with the East of England Orchestra at an open air concert in the park.

Not content to sit back on his laurels Phil recently studied for even more qualifications, not music this time though, Microsoft qualifications. He is now also a qualified IT Professional with MCP and MCDST after his name (Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician).

When he is not entertaining people with his musical talents he is entertaining guests at home, because his idea of relaxation is cooking a curry for friends - he may be pretty hot on the organ but when it comes to an Indian curry, there is no-one hotter!!

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Phil's Concert Diary

Concerts in 2016
November 24thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
Concerts in 2017
January 5thZingari Ballroom and Sequence Dance Club College St Long Eaton Notts. NG10 4NP
January 7thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
January 8thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
January 13thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
January 14thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
January 15thEnderby & District Social Club, Enderby, Leicester
January 17thBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
January 18thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
January 21stSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
January 22ndBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
January 28thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
January 30thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
February 4thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
February 11thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
February 12thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
February 15thBurton Upon Trent Town Hall
February 15thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
February 17thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
February 19thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
February 21stBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
February 25thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
February 26thTwo Gates Working Mens Club, Two Gates, Tamworth
March 2ndZingari Ballroom and Sequence Dance Club College St Long Eaton Notts. NG10 4NP
March 4thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
March 5thEnderby & District Social Club, Enderby, Leicester
March 6thCheadle and District Organ Society
March 8thStockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (more details)

Tea Dance, 1.15pm start

March 11thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
March 12thStockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
March 14thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
March 15thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
March 18thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
March 19thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
March 21stBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
March 25thBlackfordby Village Hall, Blackfordby, Leicestershire.
April 1stNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
April 2ndBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
April 5thStockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (more details)

Tea Dance, 1.15pm start

April 6thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
April 7thPrivate Booking
April 8thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
April 9thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
April 11thWhite Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
April 12thHailsham Organ Club
April 15thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
April 18thBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
April 19thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
April 20thZingari Ballroom and Sequence Dance Club College St Long Eaton Notts. NG10 4NP
April 22ndHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
April 23rdBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
April 29thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
May 6thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
May 7thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
May 10thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
May 11thZingari Ballroom and Sequence Dance Club College St Long Eaton Notts. NG10 4NP
May 13thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
June 4thEnderby & District Social Club, Enderby, Leicester
June 8thSleaford Organ Club
June 10thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
June 11thStockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
June 14thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
June 17thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
June 18thTwo Gates Working Mens Club, Two Gates, Tamworth
June 20thBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
June 21stStockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (more details)

Tea Dance, 1.15pm start

June 24thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
June 25thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
June 27thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
July 2ndEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
July 6thZingari Ballroom and Sequence Dance Club College St Long Eaton Notts. NG10 4NP
July 8thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
July 9thEnderby & District Social Club, Enderby, Leicester
July 11thBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
July 12thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
July 15thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
July 16thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
July 18thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
July 19thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
July 22ndNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
July 25thOrpington Keyboard Club
July 29thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
August 3rdExeter Electronic Keyboard Club
August 5thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
August 12thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
August 13thEnderby & District Social Club, Enderby, Leicester
August 15thBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
August 16thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
August 19thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
August 20thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
August 23rdBurton Upon Trent Town Hall
August 26thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
August 31stZingari Ballroom and Sequence Dance Club College St Long Eaton Notts. NG10 4NP
September 2ndBlackfordby Village Hall, Blackfordby, Leicestershire.
September 3rdBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
September 9thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
September 10thStockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
September 11thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
September 12thEast Coast Organ Society
September 13thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
September 16thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
September 17thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
September 19thBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
September 23rdThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
October 17thBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
October 18thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
October 21stGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
October 22ndBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
October 26thZingari Ballroom and Sequence Dance Club College St Long Eaton Notts. NG10 4NP
October 28thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
October 29thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
November 4thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
November 8thHorsham Organ and Keyboard Society
November 9thZingari Ballroom and Sequence Dance Club College St Long Eaton Notts. NG10 4NP
November 11thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
November 12thEnderby & District Social Club, Enderby, Leicester
November 15thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
November 18thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
November 19thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
November 21stBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
November 22ndStockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (more details)

Tea Dance, 1.15pm start

November 24thMillhouses & Eccleshall Dinner/Dance - Sheffield.
November 25thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
November 26thStockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
December 2ndGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
December 9thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
December 10thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
December 16thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
December 17thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
December 19thBurton Dance & Social Club, Marstons Club, Burton on Trent
December 20thRolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby
December 23rdThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
December 31stNEW YEARS EVE - Harold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
Concerts in 2018
January 6thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
January 13thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
January 14thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
January 20thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
January 27thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
January 28thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
February 3rdGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
February 10thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
February 11thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
February 17thAtherstone Memorial Hall
February 18thAldermaston Concert Centre
February 24thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
March 3rdNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
March 10thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
March 11thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
March 17thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
March 18thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
March 24thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
March 28thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
March 31stMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
April 7thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
April 13thEtwall Dance Club, The Chimneys, Willington,Derby. DE65 6PP
April 14thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
April 21stQuick Quick Slow Dance Studio Unit 27a, Blythe Park, Cresswell Road, Cresswell, Stoke-on-Trent, ST11 9RD
April 22ndBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
April 28thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
May 5thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
May 12thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
May 19thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
May 20thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
June 16thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
June 17thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
June 23rdHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
June 24thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
June 30thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
July 9thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
July 14thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
July 15thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
July 21stSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
July 22ndBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
July 28thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
August 4thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
August 11thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
August 12thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
August 18thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
August 25thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
September 1stNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
September 8thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
September 9thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
September 15thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
September 20thWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
September 22ndSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
September 23rdEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
October 20thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
October 21stEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
October 27thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
October 28thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
October 30thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
November 3rdNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
November 10thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
November 17thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
November 24thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
November 25thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
December 1stGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
December 8thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
December 9thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
December 15thQuick Quick Slow Dance Studio Unit 27a, Blythe Park, Cresswell Road, Cresswell, Stoke-on-Trent, ST11 9RD
December 16thEdgefold Club, Matlock, Derbyshire
December 22ndNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
December 24thXMAS EVE, Stockingford Allotment Association Pavilion, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
December 31stNEW YEARS EVE, Smallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
Concerts in 2019
January 5thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
January 12thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
January 19thBlackfordby Village Hall, Blackfordby, Leicestershire.
January 20thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
January 26thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
February 2ndSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
February 9thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
February 16thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
February 23rdNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
February 24thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
March 2ndHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
March 9thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
March 16thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
March 17thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
March 23rdMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
March 30thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
April 6thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
April 13thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
April 20thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
April 27thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
April 28thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
May 4thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
May 11thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
May 12thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
May 18thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
June 15thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
June 16thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
June 22ndThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
June 29thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
July 13thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
July 20thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
July 21stBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
July 27thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
August 3rdSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
August 10thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
August 17thBelper & District Organ & Keyboard Club
August 18thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
August 24thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
August 31stHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
September 7thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
September 8thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
October 5thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
October 12thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
October 13thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
October 19thSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
October 26thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
November 2ndGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
November 9thNorton House Country Club, 246 - 248 Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S8 8HD
November 10thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
November 16thThe Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.
November 23rdBlackfordby Village Hall, Blackfordby, Leicestershire.
November 30thHarold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
December 7thEtwall Dance Club, The Chimneys, Willington,Derby. DE65 6PP
December 14thMoira Miners Welfare, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
December 15thBagworth Working Mens Club, Bagworth, Leicester.
December 21stSmallthorne Community Centre, Community Drive, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
December 31stNEW YEARS EVE - Harold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.
Concerts in 2020
January 4thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
February 15thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
March 21stGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
May 9thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
June 20thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
August 1stGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
September 12thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
November 28thGresley Old Hall, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
December 31stNEW YEARS EVE - Harold Clowes Community Hall, Stoke on Trent.