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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At the Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, BD1 2RX
Newsletter No. 138 – November 2013
Hello again everyone,
Well, the clocks have gone back, the evenings are becoming darker and longer, but time moves forward and a light still shines down at the Topic. See what's going on as the turning of the year approaches...
"A phenomenally powerful songwriter" – Folk Roundabout
Originally New York-based John Ewbank was to appear as the other act alongside Kath, as publicised, but illness has forced him to cancel his UK tour. We are sorry to hear this and very grateful to Voicemail Harmony for stepping in to fill the void.
This night will be more about the charity than the Topic: we hope many of you will feel able to support it in one way or another, and make it a special night.
The Topic AGM will be held at the Bradford Irish Club on Monday 25th November at 8 pm. Members will be receiving official notification separately.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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"
Tony Charnock, Topic Newsletter Editor
Supplementary Newsletter, 24th November:
A very brief reminder about this week's charity night for Children in Need...
Why bother to bathe in a bathtub of burpy baked beans when you can trundle down to the Topic to take in the tremendous talent there?
This Thursday is a special night: a kind of a variety show, slick and fast moving (!) featuring Kath Reade, highly talented singer/songwriter: Voicemail Harmony, a local a capella harmony group, and Roll Back the Carpet, Saltaire's own Appalachian Dance Group, who do amazing things with their feet while they are still attached to their legs.
There will also be A Raffle.
In view of the packed programme, the opportunity for floor spots may be limited this week.
All performers are giving their services free,so all the money from the night will be sent to the charity.
Hope you can support this worthwhile event.