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Subject NPS newsmail December 2016
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    Northumbrian Pipers’ Society events newsmail December 2016

 

 

Our President, Rt Hon Baroness Joyce Quin, has invited us again to the House of Lords for an evening reception (6 – 8 pm) on Tuesday 31 January 2017.  If you would like to attend, and take your pipes to play in the River Room for visiting members of the Houses of Commons and Lords, please let the Secretary know.  Places will go first to members (and their guests) who have not been to this event, and then to ‘regulars’ – there may be room for all, so let me know if you are able to attend and help Joyce share our lovely pipes and music  with those who may not yet have heard of us! 

 

 

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Magnetic North East CIC (MNE) is looking for a self-employed part time administrator to help implement the strategic objectives of the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to join Magnetic North East (MNE) at a crucial point in its development.  MNE (see www.magneticnortheast.com) is an ambitious new Community Interest Company, established by Kathryn Tickell and Andrew Davison. Its purpose is to celebrate and promote the North East of England through its music, song, dance, heritage and culture. Initially it will do this through its online agency (where clients can hire a traditional musician, ceilidh band etc. or commission a new work); through Superfolkus, our youth folk ensemble; by organizing workshops, classes, concerts and ceilidhs; and by engaging with schools and community groups.

As our main administrator, you will implement and maintain administrative and financial procedures to ensure effective day to day running of the organisation as well as playing a crucial role in the delivery and development of our yearly programme.

Our ideal candidate has arts administration experience, is highly organised and unflappable, self-motivating, and has experience of managing and producing projects and events. You will be passionate about the North East and its traditions/heritage and will be excited by the prospect of working for an organisation, which is developing new and innovative projects that you will help to make a reality.

You will need your own computer, internet access, driving licence and access to a vehicle and your own office/workspace.

Job title: Self Employed Part Time Administrator

Hours of work:  Initially 20 hours per week, as required but with the potential to increase.

Location: North East England

Hourly rate: negotiable

Commencement: As soon as possible after interviews.

Closing date: 5:00pm, Monday 16 January 2017

 

For further details please email andrew@magneticnortheast.com   Please email written applications, with c.v. and contact details of two referees (who will only be contacted with your prior agreement), to andrew@magneticnortheast.com by Monday 16th January 2017.

 

Interviews will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne week commencing 23 January 2017

 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS Check.  Magnetic North East is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

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December meetings and events
 
Many thanks to those who have confirmed date changes or holiday breaks.
Please check meeting dates, especially around the end of the year!
 

Monday 5 December

Beldon's Slow Session

On the first Monday of the month Ann Sessoms leads a session for pipers who prefer a gentler pace than most sessions.  It will meet at Beldon's at the Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE from 8 - 10 pm (starting at 7 pm from 9 January 2017, as the first Monday in January is a bank holiday.  Beldon's is a music-friendly pub within easy walking distance of North Shields Metro station and with plenty of parking in Howard Street.

 

Wednesday 7 December

Longframlington Pipers meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH  Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

The Wednesday 7 December meeting of the London Group  cannot be held as the venue is unavailable.  Next meeting is 4th January.  For any further details contact Francis Wood, 020 7791 0072, email smallpipes@gmail.com or Graham Wells,  020 8943 3589, email grahamwhwells@aol.com

 

Thursday 8 December

Spittal Northumbrian Piping Group meet at the Blenheim Hotel, Spittal TD15 1RD from 7.30 pm on the second Thursday of the month, at 7.30.  This group has been set up by seven Alnwick and Longframlington Pipers, who wish to establish a more northerly outpost for pipers, and other instruments in Fpitch, initially just to play but perhaps for local audiences and charities etc. For further details contact Bobbie Prentice on 018907 71230 or bobbie.prentice@btconnect.com or Lyndon Purvis on 01289  386536 or humbug0802@hotmail.co.uk

 

Saturday 10 December

Breakfast Folk Group meeting folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX most Saturday mornings at 9.30 am (please check website diary).  The session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome.   website www.breakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

Saturday 10 December

Gateshead Pipemakers Co-op meet at St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead NE8 2AU, on the second Saturday of the month. Contact: edniewilson@gateshead.gov.uk 0191 433 4698

 

Saturday 10 December

St Oswalds Pipers meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday.  Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 

 

Saturday 10 December

Robson’s Choice playing at Wallington  11 am – 2 pm

 

Tuesday 13 December

Robson’s Choice playing in the foyer 5 – 6 pm at the Metro Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne before the St Oswald’s Light up a Life service at 6.30 pm

Remember someone special this Christmas and support St Oswald's Hospice.

Every year thousands of people, with or without a direct connection to the Hospice, remember a loved one by dedicating a light on our Light up a Life Remembrance Tree and making a donation to St Oswald's. These lights will be unveiled at our Light up a Life services in December. In return for your kind donation to Light up a Life, you will receive a personalised card containing the name(s) of those you are remembering and a memory star where you can write your own personal message to bring to our Light up a Life service, or place on your tree at home. Please note, supporters will receive one star per card ordered. To take part in Light up a Life, please contact the Fundraising Team by calling 0191 246 9123, email fundraising@stoswaldsuk.org or visit us at www.stoswaldsuk.org/light-up-a-life

Tuesday 13 December

Bedfordshire Northumbrian Session

A session of Northumbrian music at the Chequers, Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire on the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 8 pm.  Contact Rod Ward, 01763 8952377 or r449ward@btinternet.com

 

Wednesday 14 December

Longframlington Pipers’ Christmas lunch at Felton

 

Wednesday 14 December

Cleveland Branch wishes Happy Christmas to everyone! Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Ceddesfeld Hall Community Centre, Rectory Row, Sedgefield. TS21 2AE, County Durham, which is behind the parish church.The main meeting starts at 8.00pm in the main hall. This is an excellent venue with great acoustics and has been the Cleveland Branch home for many years now. If you are in the area do come along and join our friendly group to play or listen to the wide variety of tunes. Everyone, in turn, gets the opportunity to choose the tunes to be played if they wish.

 

Breakfast Folk Group meeting

Saturday 17 December – Christmas break

 

Saturday 17 December

St Oswalds pipers meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday.  Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 

 

Saturday 17 December

NPS Christmas meeting at the Chantry, Morpeth from 2.30 pm

A Pipers’ Christmas Cracker Session led by Lynn Nicholson

An afternoon with a special seasonal twist!  Please bring a small food contribution!

 

Saturday 17 December

Salisbury Pipers meet on the third Saturday of the month, (changed from the fourth) usually at Ian Curr’s house in Salisbury, from   2 pm – 5 pm (approx) and players of all abilities are welcome. Tuition is provided separately for beginners during the first half hour or so. Please confirm all venues and timings by emailing i.curr@ntlworld.com 

or srahmarks@aol.com in advance.

 

Saturday 17 December

Robson’s Choice playing in The Singers’ Christmas concert, St George’s Church Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne at 7 pm. £12 / £10 online at www.singers.org.uk including mince pies and mulled wine! Under-12s free with adult. 

 

Sunday 18 December

Pacific North West group will meet at the home of Gail Gibbard, Centralia, Washington State, 12 noon until 5pm.   Email: plhickey@comcast.net; gailgibbard@aol.com.

 

Wednesday 21 December

The Fenland (Cambridge) Group meets at 8pm on the third Wednesday of each month; for details contact David Somerville at dsomerv@aol.com or on 01223 290890

 

Wednesday 21 December

Robson’s Choice playing at Wallington  11 am – 2 pm

 

21 December

Longframlington Pipers meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH  Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

Wednesday 21 December

South Devon Pipers

A small group meeting usually on the third Wednesday of the month from 7.30 pm, at 7 Southcote Orchard, Totnes TQ9 5PA, mainly playing with F pipes but sometimes G. Contact Myrna and Martin Luff on 01803 840868 or martin.luff@gmx.com.

 

Wednesday 21 December

Oxford Group

The Oxford Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month 7.30 –10 in the Baptist Church Hall, Eynsham, just to the west of Oxford.  Our occasional Sunday meetings are held at St. Margaret's Institute in Oxford. For more details and inclusion in mailing list, contact Mike Dobson at mdobsons@aol.com 01242 520936

 

Friday 23 December

Northants Group

We are a group who meet occasionally in Kettering. Please contact Peter Dunn, 01536 482475 or e-mail: p.dunn@uwclub.net for further details.

 

Breakfast Folk Group meeting - 24 December – Christmas break

 

Saturday 24 December

St Oswalds Group

Pipers Meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday.  Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 

 

Old Low Light Session – no session in December

Usually on the last Tuesday of the month, Richard Heard leads a session at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields NE30 1JA.  (No session in December 2016)  The venue is the Old Low Light itself, not the white tower but the older brick building inside the perimeter of the old Clifford's Fort at the end of the Fish Quay.  All welcome.  For further details contact richardrheard@gmail.com

 

Longframlington Pipers are not meeting on 28th

 

Wednesday 28 December

Cleveland Branch Practice

The Cleveland Branch Playing Group meet every 4th Wednesday of the month for practice upstairs at Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Row, Sedgefield. TS21 2AE, County Durham at 7pm till about 9pm. The playing group are a very active group with the aim of taking the Northumbrian Smallpipes and Northumbrian music out to the public. We usually have very busy year and have performed at many events such as festivals, National Garden scheme events, concerts, weddings, schools and fetes.  Pipers are very welcome to join us and play, though tunes and discussions are restricted to the playing group repertoire.

 

Wednesday 28 December

Beamish Session

Meeting at 8pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Home Farm, Beamish Museum DH9 0RG       F & G pitch pipes and other instruments welcome. 

Dave Shaw  0120 7231474  dave@daveshaw.co.uk

 

Alnwick Pipers' Society - 28 December 2016 – no meeting this week – see you on 4th January for Christmas dinner!      www.alnwickpipers.co.uk or  g.prentice@btconnect.com 

 

Breakfast Folk Group meeting - 31 December 2016 – Christmas break

 

Saturday 31 December

St Oswalds Group meets at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday.  Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 

 

Our very best wishes to all for a happy and musical festive season!

 

 

 
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