Back in the Swing

Jan 31, 2023

After a busy run-up to Christmas, with some great events, including our own Carl Sinclair Quartet booking that was a lot of fun, we took a breather from our Traditional Jazz events in January, but we’re now back in the swing of things. Get your tickets sorted for the Tenement Jazz Band on Friday, February 24th. This promises to be another good one – they won the Best Band, Scottish Jazz Awards, 2022 and quote: “The passion with which these young musicians approach the music is unmistakable…a most welcome addition to the ranks of young traditional jazz bands…the future of traditional jazz is in good hands” – Bert Thompson, Just Jazz Magazine, April 2019 (Review of New Orleans Wiggle EP). Tickets are £10, available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/townsend-hall, where you can bag your own table and seating, or from Clarke Electrical Services in town.

In other news, maintenance of the hall, totally managed by volunteer trustees, never stops and we’ve now fitted new doors to the ramp area and progressed, successfully, our vacancies for a cleaner and hall bookings administrator – thank you to all the candidates that put themselves forward. Don’t forget that we’re a charity, we receive no direct grants from any source and maintenance is totally funded through hall booking fees, kind donations, and the proceeds from events we put on in our Traditional Jazz programme – if you think traditional jazz isn’t your thing, you might be surprised – give it a go, we’re confident you’ll enjoy the evening and the high level of musicianship.

There are plenty of other great things going on – this may not hit the presses before the Treasure Island pantomime staged by the Shipston Amateur Dramatic Society, but we’re sure you’ll have had a lot of fun. You may still be in time to attend another one of the great events that Cotswold Events booked into the hall – Abbaholics on Saturday 11th February.

Take a look at www.townsendhall.co.uk for more. From here you can see everything else going on at the hall including clubs and sports.