In the current crisis, with the Club closed until further notice, we established a version of the folk club online. This ran for 21 weeks from March 27th to August 14th 2020. All shows are available from our YouTube channel (see below).
Folk Beeston - Club Show was successful, innovative and well thought of. It is now the subject of academic research: we'll let you know where and when the paper is published!
Rolling Show - somewhere for 'folkies' to upload videos (or sound files) of themselves or their friends performing. Feel free to use it NOW!
BREAK - as we think the Club will be unable to open to run normally in the Autumn, we have decided to 'pause' our 'Folk Beeston - Club Show' from 14th August. The Production Team are considering how and in what form we might continue in the Autumn. The Rolling Show (link above) will continue to be available, of course.
Voxjam - We supported and helped to set up and run this online Festival for Oxjam, the highly successful local event that has raised well over £100,000 for Oxfam over 9 years. All ten hours' worth of material, including ten live sets, much of it of interest to 'folkies', is available from the VOxjam Facebook page. Please note, this is a 'closed' group so only accessible to artists who performed at the Festival or ticket-holders. REPLAY tickets will shortly be on sale at £10 each.
Our YouTube channel - all shows are there in their entirety. Useful if you don't use Facebook, or for friends who don't. This is also where we post the increasingly popular 'Doors Open' sequences: local instrumentalists have specially recorded pieces for you to enjoy whilst you are waiting for the show to start.
Videos - Please experiment with making a video of yourself performing at home. Providing you have a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer you will be able to do this with surprisingly good quality (recording, anyway!). If you are able, you will find you can get even better quality with a good digital camera. For those new to it, here are some guidelines.
We want videos from EVERYONE who is a regular performer!