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Piano Club at Jackdaws

Piano Club at Jackdaws

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.

Remote Learning with Jackdaws

Remote Learning with Jackdaws

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.

Arts Award
Arts Award LogoCalling 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

e-Piano Club
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.

Open Fridays

Open Fridays

Lehane-Wishart Studio at JackdawsPlease join us on a Friday in September to see our new development. We will be offering a range of activities and the Jackdaws ‘pop-up’ cafe will be open for coffee, lunch and teas (and of course the famous Jackdaws cake) from 11am to 4pm on Fridays 13, 20 and 27 September.


Concerts

Saffron van Zwanenberg and Owain BrowneFriday 20 September, 12:15pm
Lunchtime concert

Saffron van Zwanenberg Soprano
Owain Browne Baritone
Accompanied by Colin Hunt

The second of our Open Friday concerts features a selection of songs and arias from our Artistic Director Saffron van Zwanenberg and Jackdaws OperaPLUS alumnus Owain Browne, with much-loved Jackdaws accompanist and supporter Colin Hunt at the piano.

Saffron van Zwanenberg has been Artistic Director at Jackdaws since 2009. She trained at the Royal College of Music, graduating from the Opera Course with Distinction. She maintains a successful directing career alongside her post at Jackdaws.

A graduate of the Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Owain has since studied at the Flanders Opera Studio in Ghent. Recent performances include Luzifer in ausLICHT for Dutch National Opera at the Holland Festival, and Sulpice in Jackdaws OperaPLUS performance of The Team Mascot (aka. Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment).

Tickets: £10
or £20 to include Lunch


20JackdawsJackdaws Piano Club

Fridays 10am to 12 noon

First session 13 September
Further sessions 20 September and 27 September – thereafter to be announced

A chance to meet informally with like-minded pianists to play and share the pieces you are currently practising, and to play together.

Fee: £5 per session


Jackdaws Cafe

Open from 11am to 4pm on Fridays 13, 20 and 27 September serving tea, coffee, and the famous Jackdaws cake.

Lunch served 12 noon to 2pm.

Improved Access to Jackdaws

Improved Access to Jackdaws

elmlaneretarmac
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.

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