A big thank-you to the Rec House Community Choir (formerly Twerton Singers) and to the Moonlit Poachers, the two acts who represented the Rec House at yesterday’s sumptuous Pleasure Garden Festival in Widcombe. Thanks also to Chris Rogers for organizing the event and for kindly agreeing to donate half the proceeds to the Rec House. Richard Wilson of St Michael’s Church, who originally set up the Rec House, spoke movingly of his vision for the venue and of all the good work going on here. We hope to have gained a number of new supporters through the event.
Another successful Open Mic session last night with faces both old and new. Thanks to everyone who came along and we hope to see you at the next regular session on August 4th. There’ll also be a special Open Mic on the afternoon of Saturday August 6th as part of RecFest – details to follow shortly.
A nautical-themed evening comes to the Rec House next Thursday, 28th July at 8pm, as we launch Ship Rec – a night of shanties and pirate tales. Bring your own bottle of rum and we’ll provide the yo-ho-ho. Free entry (over-18s only).
Open Mic returns again next Thursday, 21st July at 8pm. If you sing or play an instrument, then just come along and perform up to three numbers – all styles and abilities are equally welcome. We encourage impromptu collaborations as well. Free entry but bring a bottle if you can.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the special “Have Your Say” session last night. It was encouraging to see so many people taking an interest in the future direction of the Rec House and we’ll try to take all your comments into consideration. In a few weeks’ time we’ll hopefully have a better idea of how the Rec House is going to be run in future, which activities will continue and what’s going to change. Watch this space for details.
Also many thanks to everyone who stayed on for the jam session afterwards. It’s really good to make music in such a relaxed atmosphere and we’re hoping to put on many more of them. These nights are part of what makes the Rec House the unique community that it is.