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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford BD5 0BQ
Newsletter No 197 - November 2018
Well, GMT is back and it's getting colder but that's no reason to stay inside, especially on Thursdays. Come on down to Glyde House for a warm welcome and enjoy the variety of acts coming to the Topic.
1st November: Singers and musicians.
8th November: The Heathen Kings.
Since forming in late 2009, The Heathen Kings have performed across the UK at some of the most auspicious festivals, including opening for Show of Hands at Moonbeams Wold Top Festival, headlining slots at Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival, EFDSS Folk Rising, Hardraw Gathering, Potbelly Folk Festival, Oundle International Festival and Ingleton Folk Weekend.
15th November: Jack Blackman
22nd November: Roger Davies.
Roger returns to the Topic for what will most certainly be another great night.
A celebration of life: expertly crafted songs - Rock N' Reel Magazine.
29th November: Clay Liftin'.
Expect an eclectic mix of driving rhythms, haunting airs and sprightly songs all guaranteed to engage an audience.
THE BRIAN LAWTON LEGACY PROJECT.
A further reminder about this ongoing project concerning photographs taken by Brian Lawton which cover much of the history of folk music and folk festivals in West Yorkshire. It’s well worth visiting the website http://www.brianlawtonproject.org.uk, to which new material is being added on a regular basis.
SONGS FOR PEACE
Songs for Peace organised by Yorkshire CND will be taking place on Sunday 11th November at 1 pm at the Cenotaph. This year will be a bit special, being the 100th anniversary of the ending of WW1. Janet Russell will be bringing two choirs, the Silsden Singers and the East Lancs. Clarion choir for songs at the cenotaph. Soup (and further singing) will be available afterwards at Glyde House.
IMPORTANT STUFF (in fact very important) - THE AGM!
Yep it's that time again: the AGM will be held on 6th December at 7.30 pm at Glyde House, preceding the monthly singers and musicians night. Further details will be formally circulated later, in accordance with the requirements of the constitution. A reminder that the AGM business will be for Topic members only: Non-members coming to the singers night will be welcome to observe, but will not be able to vote on any matters, as is normal.
Forms for the election of committee members will be available on club nights prior to the date of the AGM. Nomination forms must include a proposer, seconder and the nominee's agreement to stand for election.
Please consider putting your name forward for the committee: it's not too onerous a task, 4 meetings a year and it's always helpful to have new people being involved, new ideas and so forth, it keeps the club moving forward.
AGM's and matters of constitution are tedious but necessary: they give members a chance to let the committee know what they want, and the committee members to explain the whys and wherefores of their running of the club if necessary. Above all they make for transparency in terms of financial matters, providing a proper record of the accounts of the club. So hopefully we will get enough people along and deal with the business efficiently so we can get on with the singers night.
MEMBERSHIP: If you would like to become a member of the Topic Folk club it still only costs only £5.00 for the year. Membership runs from 1st January and entitles you 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. You can join or renew your membership on any club night.
For performers who may be thinking of approaching the club for a booking, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Glyde House, Glydegate, Little Horton Lane BD5 0BQ, 8.30 pm start. (Singers & Musicians nights normally start at 8.15 pm). 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, though may be limited when we have a booked support act - please check. Please try to get there by 8.15 pm if you’d like a slot – it helps the MC to plan the evening.
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