In the current crisis, with the Club closed until further notice, we have established a version of the folk club online. Read on for details of how to access the Club and how you can contribute.
For the 'watch party', CLICK THIS LINK just after 8.00 pm on a Friday night to go to the relevant Facebook page. You should see and hear a slide show with music. Sit tight until 8.15 when the show will start without you doing anything else!
LATEST - NEXT CLUB NIGHT FRIDAY 10th July at 8.15 pm. Read on...to watch our 'watch party' go to our Facebook page 'Folk Beeston Club Show'.
PLEASE NOTE - if the Facebook page freezes or goes dark during the show, please log out of Facebook and log back in. In your browser window you can usually find a 'refresh' button which is quicker.
Club Show - Please go to the page and wait for the watch party to start - please do not press 'play' on any of the video previews you may be able to see. If you join just after 8pm you will see a set of changing slides and hear some music. You can read comments and start making some yourself: get a drink and get comfortable, the show itself begins at 8.15 pm.
You can also view our latest 'broadcast' again, at the same place and in due course, on our YouTube channel.
Rolling Show - somewhere for 'folkies' to upload videos (or sound files) of themselves or their friends performing. Feel free to use it NOW!
UPDATE 15th July - We are now on to Show 17 and feel everything is going pretty well. We are still looking for videos for the 'watch party' from any of you Second Time Around regulars who haven't made one yet. We are now planning up to and including Show our show on 14th August
BREAK - as we think the Club will be unable to open to run normally in the Autumn, we have decided to take a break from mid-August (last show 14th) to mid-september. Look out for information about any changes we bring in at restart. The Rolling Show (link above) will continue to be available, of course.
Voxjam - We are supporting and helping to set up an online Festival for Oxjam, the highly successful local event that has raised well over £100,000 for Oxfam over 9 years. The Festival will start with the Club Show on 7th August and a full-day Festival on 8th August. Keep checking here or on VOxjam's Facebook page for more details.
Our YouTube channel - all shows except the current one 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!