From October, we will be restarting the on-site Piano Club at Jackdaws.
It will run simultaneously with the online club on the first Friday of the month. Places are limited to 8 for the on site sessions because of Covid-19 restrictions, and must be booked in advance at £5 a place.
First meeting Friday 2nd October, 10am – 12 noon.
Email us to book your place at this or future Piano club meetings.
This is a time of great change for everyone, and the loss of routine and opportunity to engage with others creatively can be difficult to handle. We have adapted two of our projects to help people to access them remotely so you can still engage in creative activities.
Calling young people who have lost the routine of taking exams or may be missing their normal creative outlets – let Jackdaws support you to earn a qualification from quarantine! Arts Award is run by Trinity College, London which provides framework for young people to learn and develop their creativity and leadership skills; it is expressive, valuable, accessible for all and does not require any specialist skills.
Register for free and use the schemes of work to complete tasks in your own time. We will offer support and advice where we can. There is a fee of around £35 for the moderation process, run by Trinity College, to gain the final certification (this process is currently not available because of Covid-19 but there is no time limit on completing the award, so can be submitted when they are up and running again).
For more details, visit our Arts Award page
Our monthly Piano Club was a place where pianists of all abilities could come together, have coffee and play for each other in a relaxed environment. In place of this, we are starting an e-Piano Club online using Zoom.
Video conferencing will allow people from across the world to come together to play anything from a work in progress to a full piece. All you need is a tablet, smartphone or computer, and a piano. Details of the meeting will be sent out each week.
Visit our e-Piano Club webpage for more details.
Over the past month, Frome Town Council has resurfaced Elm Lane, which connects the village of Great Elm to Frome, and is part of National Cycle Route number 24 (“Collier’s Way“).
Elm Lane, shown in red on the above map, was previously treacherous due to potholes which could become hidden by puddles when the road was wet. It now has a smooth tarmac from Jackdaws running all the way out to Egford Hill. It remains a single lane ‘country’ road with passing points but is now much more pleasant for walking, cycling and driving to and from Jackdaws.
This improvement is particularly beneficial to parents dropping children at Jack’s Music Club on Friday evenings, musicians visiting one of our Piano Clubs and participants arriving for our weekend courses.
Map by Google.