Message for BVB aspiring thespians and readers

Dear Brigstowe members


 Below I have listed the following ‘volunteers’ who are willing to take part in ‘readings’   (the evidence that I am drawing on is that they have done so in the past – or at rehearsal said they would like to be added to the list) 


 Harry ; Lyn; Pete; John M ; Mary ; Heather J ; Mike M ; Colin; Helen, Liz: Chris ( when  well again ) 


However, I don’t want to leave anyone out  If anyone else who would like to join us,  for a read through some of the ‘radio plays’ that we have performed in the past please mail me on elizabethnewman@live.com and I will add you to the doodle poll I intend to circulate – equally if you would like to be taken off this list !


We will meet every two weeks starting from a date to be decided-for an hour ‘ish’. I will  mail ‘ scripts’ out .

My aim is to use this ‘down’ time to rehearse which we don’t always have enough time to do near a gig – and it might be fun !

 best wishes

Liz

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Virtual Zoom Rehearsal Sunday 14 February 2pm

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel will be on Sunday 14 February.

Look out for an email with the link nearer the time.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

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Virtual Zoom BVB Rehearsal Sunday 17 January

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel on Sunday 17 January will be in zoom form.

Look out for an email nearer the time with a link.

Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday

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Get your BVB dates in your diary for 2021

Time to update your 2021 diary with BVB events. Lots to look forward to.

2021 Rehearsal dates can be found here. January, February and March rehearsals will be on Zoom. We hope to work on recording another tune – more details to follow.

Laurel will not be available to lead the April rehearsal so we will be welcoming back Matt Norman as our guest leader.

We hope to run a day long workshop in June.

And …… we have a 2021 gig in the diary – a return visit to West Kington for their Harvest Festival in October. Details can be found here.

Hopefully there will be lots more to come.

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Saturday 2 January 2021 – New Year Cabaret Party 6.30 – 8.00pm on Zoom. Please join us.

Remember the New Year Cabaret Party last January? How could we forget the poems, playing, conjuring tricks, collaborative sight reading and the outstanding TURNIP PRIZE competition of 2020.

Join us this year over Zoom to celebrate Christmas and New Year.

Family and friends welcome. Dust off your party piece – favourite song, tune, poem, dance, joke, juggling, magic act …….. individuals or groups – we know you’re a talented bunch.

There will be a quiz and prizes – plus anything else we can dream up!

Dressing ‘up’ welcome.

Please send details of your ‘party piece’ (6 mins max, pre recorded or ‘live’ to Liz by Tuesday 29th December (elizabethnewman@live.com)

Liz will make up the programme and send out details.

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Southmead Buskathon Fundraising video – now ready to be distributed far and wide to raise money for Southmead Hospital Charity

We are very proud to have produced a fantastic video to support fundraising for the Southmead Buskathon – raising money to support the Southmead Hospital Charity.

Many thanks to everyone involved – particularly John Mills and Laurel.

Now we need to distribute it far and wide in order to raise lots of money for the Southmead Buskathon.

Please can all band members send the link to the video and Just Giving page to everyone they know.

The direct link to our video and Just Giving page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brigstowe-village-band-christmas-video

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Subs payment holiday for first quarter of 2021

Due to COVID19 band outgoings have been low this year.

We therefore are giving everyone a subs payment holiday for the first quarter of 2021.

No subs are due until 1 April 2021.

Thank you all for your continuing support through this difficult year.

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Virtual Zoom BVB Rehearsal Sunday 6 December

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel on Sunday 6th December will again be in zoom form.

Look out for an email nearer the time with a link.

Laurel has put the list of tunes to be played here – including two new pieces: The Nonsuch and Don Quixote

There also may be a film premiere!

Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

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Banbury Bill – it’s not too late to contribute

We are putting the final touches to our audio recording of Banbury Bill. We hope to use it in the virtual lockdown presentation to raise money for the Southmead Hospital Buskathon Charity.

It would be great to include a few more recordings (especially from trumpets, flutes and fiddles!)

Detailed instructions of how to do a recording can be found here – just scroll down to Laurels post dated August 6th. It really is quite easy and when we are all mixed together no one will stand out.

Please take part and help raise lots of money for Southmead Hospital.

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Virtual Zoom BVB Rehearsal Sunday 22 November

The next BVB rehearsal on Sunday 22 November 2 – 4.15 pm will be in virtual zoom form.

Dust off your hats and waistcoats – we plan to dress in our BVB finery for this to get some images of the zoom rehearsal to accompany the Banbury Bill recording, which hopefully can be used to support fundraising for the Southmead Hospital Buskathon Charity (more details to follow)

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