The Second Time Around Folk Club, Beeston has been around for nearly 30 years. It has had a number of homes, most recently The White Lion and The Jolly Anglers pubs in Beeston. Since September 2021, we have been back after the pandemic close-down, offering a weekly 'in person' gathering: Friday nights at either The Royal British Legion or Middle Street Resource Centre. The Club is currently run by founder, John Chambers, aided and abetted by Sid Pritchett and Colin Tucker.
During the Covid 19 pandemic shut-down (March 2020 - September 2021) the Club had to pause its regular live get-togethers and went 'on line' as 'Folk Beeston'. We ran firstly as a pre-recorded show, with 'live' text banter, on Facebook Watch Party (click through to our 'Gigs and Links' page to see all 21 shows on our YouTube channel, as well as other videos recorded by Club regulars at that time and the highly popular 'Doors Open' sequences where local musicians specially recorded 30-minute 'sets' to introduce the evening). We then transferred to Zoom, where we could, in the main, be 'live'. Apart from a brief summer break (August 2020) we kept going for the whole of the pandemic. We're proud of that!
'Folk Beeston' still exists as a group of enthusiasts who are planning some occasional 'blended' shows, mixing a 'physically present' audience with those joining virtually. During this time we also became part of the Carolan Guitar Project in conjunction with Nottingham University's Mixed Reality Lab. Click the link to learn more...
Folk Beeston - Club Show was successful, innovative and well thought of. It is now the subject of a published academic research paper! It can still be found on Facebook.
Rolling Show - somewhere for 'folkies' to upload videos (or sound files) of themselves or their friends performing. Feel free to use it: