Group: Consett

#47 GROUP DATES Spring 2011

Here are the dates & details for each of our regular groups. Generally we follow school term dates which do vary between across the region so if your local group isn’t meeting one week feel free to pay a visit to another group which is.

Thursdays, 7.15—9.15pm – WEEKLY
St. Patrick’s Church Hall, Consett DH8 5LB
For more information contact Andy Jackson / 01388 602 436

First Session: Thursday 6th January 2011
Half Term: Thursday 24th February
Last Session: Thursday 14th April

Mondays 7.30—9.30pm – WEEKLY
Dalston Victory Hall, Dalston, Carlisle CA5 7QB
For more information contact Peter Wood / 01228 562 341

First Session: Monday 10th January 2011
Half Term: Monday 21st February
Last Session: Monday 4th April

Wednesdays 1—3pm – WEEKLY
The Sage Gateshead
For more information contact Andy Jackson / 01388 602 436

First Session: Wednesday 12th January 2011
Half Term: Wednesday 23rd February
Last Session: Wednesday 6th April

Tuesdays, 7.30—9.30pm – WEEKLY
St James Community Centre, Well Way, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1BN
For more information contact Lizelle Kirby

First Session: Tuesday 11th January 2011
Half Term: Tuesday 22nd February
Last Session: Tuesday 29th March

Wednesdays 8—10pm – WEEKLY
St Paul’s Community Centre, Spennymoor DL16 7LR
For more information contact Greg Pullen / 01388 811 005

First Session: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Last Session: Wednesday 13th April

Why not join Greg & the Spennymoor group for their Half Term Special on Wednesday 23rd February.

Tuesdays, 7.30—9.30pm – WEEKLY
Tebay Methodist Church Hall, Tebay, Pentrith CA10 3XG
For more information contact Noel Bertram / 07711 537 131

First Session: Tuesday 11th January 2011
Half Term: Tuesday 22nd February
Last Session: Tuesday 29th March

Mondays, 7.15—9.15 – FORTNIGHTLY
Please note the new earlier start time.
Middlesbrough Town Hall – Crypt, Middlesbrough TS1 1EL
For more information contact Clare Carr (nee Barker) / 07870 403 486

Mondays 17th & 31st January 2011
Mondays 14th & 28th February
Mondays 14th & 28th March

Thursdays, 7.30—9.30pm – WEEKLY
New Earswick Methodist Church Hall, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ
For more information contact Catherine Shackell / 01937 831 163

First Session: Thursday 13th January 2011
Half Term: Thursday 24th February
Last Session: Thursday 7th April

Posted by Catherine Shackell in Events, General, Group: Consett, Group: Morpeth, Group: Sage Gateshead, Group: Spennymoor, Group: Teesside, Group: York, Groups, Newsletters

Cobweb Consett group emissive no.4

Dear all
This term started with a bump as some of you were still on holiday or didn’t realise that we were starting before most schools went back.
However, we still turned out in strength with a perfectly formed orchestra for Schubert’s 4th symphony, which sounded good straight away. I’m sure it will become even more stylish over the next few weeks.
Also on the agenda are some folk dances by Liadov and Smetana’s “Bartered Bride” overture amongst many other delights such as….
You may have noticed from Catherine’s various postings that we’re going to have a go at Beethoven’s “Choral” Symphony in Middlesbrough Town Hall on 9th October. I’d like to run it on some Thursday evenings leading up to that date and would be grateful if you could all download your own parts so that we can build up a useable set.
Here’s the link:,_Op.125_(Beethoven,_Ludwig_van)
It would be even better if you could print off two parts in case you have a desk partner who doesn’t get this letter AND e-mail me to let me know what you’ve downloaded so that I can keep a list and know what extra parts I might need to make up the set.
I’m also attaching a folder of parts for “Non, je ne regrette rien”. If everyone prints off an appropriate part, we can run it on Thursday. And there’s even a vocal part in case there’s anyone out there who fancies themselves as a chantuese. Don’t be shy, it would be great to have it sung.
I know I’m not alone in finding the acoustic in St. Patrick’s Church Hall loud, boomy and difficult to work with, but Sarah (trumpet) has come up with a possible solution which is simple and elegant and just might work: If everybody brought a towel and put it on the floor or draped it somewhere, over a radiator, for instance, it could make it much easier for us to hear each other.
Worth a go, I reckon.
The charity bag collection, which regularly raises money for Cobwebs, is this week. So please fill up plastic bags with used but still useful clothes and leave them at St. Pat’s on Thursday evening.
Sorry this letter has so many bits to it. Just one more:
Because there are so many of you on my Consett maillist, I have to split it into two so that can deal with it. This may mean that some of you are on both parts of the list and get this twice. If that’s the case, please let me know so that I can rationalise.
Also, if you’d rather not get these occasional notes, tell me to take you off the list. On the other hand, there may be people, especially if they’ve started attending recently, who would like to receive them but don’t. If you know anyone in this category, please inform.
Hope to see you all soon (with downloaded parts and towels)

Posted by Andy Jackson in General, Group: Consett

Snow update from Consett

Dear all
In view of the dispatch from our local reporter, I think it’s sensible to postpone the start of term at St. Pat’s until next Thursday 14th January. 7.15pm as usual.
I hope to see many of you there to play (amongst lots of other things) Borodin’s 1st symphony. It works best with plenty of trumpets and trombones, so bring along brass playing friends, won’t you?
I also hope you’re not too inconvenienced by the weather and are just enjoying a few extra days cuddling up in a warn home.
Best wishes

Posted by Andy Jackson in General, Group: Consett, Groups

Consett snowed off tonight, Thurs 17 Dec 09

Dear players,
I have taken account of the current conditions in Consett (poor, with snow lying) and the Met Office’s warnings (see ) and decided not to risk people’s lives.
I am therefore – reluctantly – taking the decision to cancel tonight’s rehearsal.
I’m sorry you’ll miss the festivities – you’ll just have to eat your grub and drink your booze with friends at home!
Have an excellent Christmas, and we’ll re-start at Consett on 7th Jan 2010 (assuming the weather has improved!)
All the best,

Posted by David Hutton in General, Group: Consett, Groups

Durham group venue, May 14th

This Thursday, May 14th, the Durham Cobwebs regular group is meeting in the Lamplight Theatre in Stanley, at the usual time of 7.15 pm.
Best wishes

Posted by Liz Carlile in General, Group: Consett, Groups

See you soon, I hope

I can’t be at Consett this Thursday (5th Feb), and next week’s half term, so none of us will be there, but I hope to see everyone soon either at the Sage on Saturday or at Ashington on Valentine’s Day or when normal service is resumed on 19th Feb.

Posted by Andy Jackson in Group: Consett, Groups

New venue for the Co. Durham group

Start of term for Co. Durham group – 8th January 2009
Time – 7.15 – 9.15
Venue – St. Patrick’s Church Hall, Consett.
Although it is on Victoria Road, the car park is on Gibson Street and satnavs would use the following postcode: DH8 5LB.
The car park is adjacent to the Church Hall.
Once you reach the crossroads with traffic lights at the heart of Consett with Weatherspoons on one side and the Braes pub opposite, take the road which takes you in between the two pubs (Braes on the right, Weatherspoons on the right). Go straight ahead; go past the bus station on the left and you’ll reach a set of traffic lights with a bookies on the left-hand side. Take this left. Very soon afterwards, take a right turn which swoops round to the car park. If you go past the Trades Night club, you’ve gone too far. The Church Hall is on your left.

Posted by admin in General, Group: Consett, Groups

IMPORTANT – new rehearsal venue for Harelaw group

From September 4th 2008 the venue for the Harelaw group will be
Annfield Plain Community Centre
Rehearsal times remain the same, but to keep costs down the hall has been booked from 6.50pm to 9pm, so as always we shall need to leave promptly.
Please can you pass this information on to anyone you know who doesn’t use the google group?
Dates for the rest of the term for all the regular groups will be published in the Newsletter.

Posted by Liz Carlile in General, Group: Consett, Groups

Harelaw group rehearsal May 1st – CHANGE OF VENUE

We have (finally) managed to book the Phoenix Centre for Thursday night’s rehearsal. It’s just a litle bit further up the road from Harelaw School on the opposite side. Denise, the caretaker, says she will open the big gates so we can park in the yard; there is also parking on the roadside.
Venera is coming to look at some of the music for the Bishop Auckland concert, as well as bringing the violinist who is going to play a Beethoven Romance at the concert.
See you there

Posted by Liz Carlile in General, Group: Consett, Groups

Harelaw rehearsals

Just a reminder that the Harelaw group is still meeting next week (27 Mar) and the week after (3 April).
It’s because of the school holidays in Co. Durham, which are not the same as in some other LEA areas.
Some people seemed to think we would be stopping because it’s Easter this weekend.
Please pass the word around in case others thought the same.

Posted by Andy Jackson in General, Group: Consett, Groups