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Cadence Festival 18th June 2011

Dear all;

thanks again on behalf of me and Jeff for a excellent turnout yesterday for the Cadence Festival yesterday.

Tons of people there (I think there around 45 - 50 people there), but the performers were I think in this order..

1st Half..

1) Jeffarama
2) Rob Goodier
3) Petrova Fairhurst
4) John Darwin
5) Laura Taylor
6) Sharon
7) Gordon Zola
8) Charlotte
9) Antionionioni
10) A Means to an End

2nd Half..

1) Elaine Booth
2) The Nearly Dead Poets Society
3) Paul Blackburn
4) Jess Green
5) Andy N (with Gordon Zola, Jeffarama and Antionionini)
6) Bob Kettle
7) Joy France
8) Winston Plowes
9) Jeffarama

I am rubbish at remembering what everybody did, but I remember it been a very enjoyable show, and I got some good pictures of everybody which I'll have to get over to people here for putting up..

Cheers to all who attended.. It was a great show..
Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:13 pm
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Andy (A few corrections/additions)

8) Charlotte Henson
7a)Bob Kettle
8a)Rachel Bond

Hi all, What a great event. Strange setting, strange time of day but a great atmosphere amidst the lingering odour of chip fat and bacon!

Enjoyed everybodies set and what struck me was that for a non WOL event so many people paid homage to this site and all its aspects.

Plus... something special seems to be going on in Wigan! Great to see and hear the friendly banter and encouragement revolving around this place which is not only home to WOL at the Tudor but also to Elaine Booth's stanza event (See gig guide).

Win x
Sun, 19 Jun 2011 11:39 pm
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Thanks for the add, Win... Yeah, it was a excellent afternoon - I know I told Jeff in the runup it would be a interesting afternoon but even I was a little surprised how many people turned up and how smoothly it proved to run with Jeff.

I must admit I wouldn't mind doing another one again there sometime.
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 08:10 am
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It only ran smoothly due to the excellent organisational skills behind the whole thing. Well done Jeff / Andy. Win x
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:08 am
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Indeedy Houston. That was so well organised - Jeff and Andy have a real talent for organising these events, and I always feel really welcomed and supported whenever I attend anything they put on.

Saturday was just BRILLIANT - we had such a good day. All the acts were spot on, and although it was an unusual setting, it gave me the chance to snarf down a bacon butty and a cuppa tea in the break :D

Well done lads - I would WELL go back and do something in that place again, really enjoyed it


Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:26 am
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Yes it was a good afternoon. A special mention to Jess Green who is blessed with great writing and performing talent. Rarely seen an audience so captivated by one so young.
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 02:22 pm
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It was a really lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon, really glad I made it over from Liverpool. I think Charlotte is definitely one to watch. Incredibly intelligent poetry - wish I was writing like that aged 17!

Thanks John - it was a tough gig towards the end and a few voices to perform over!

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 03:27 pm
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Agreed John - nicely done Jess. The chatty people at the back were a tad annoying, but you performed so well that they faded away :)

And yes - Charlotte is another one to watch! Delivery was superb.
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 03:54 pm
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Where on earth was it? The local greasy spoon? Sounds great! Poetry AND bacon sandwiches - what more could anyone ask for!!
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 04:29 pm
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yes Ann it was in a cafe serving all day breakfast. It did sell beer too which was a plus for some of us, well one of us at least :-)
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 04:48 pm
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I agree it was an unusual event due to the unusual location - high quality performances, too.

Perhaps we could seek out some other unusual venues for one off events.... windmill, airport....farm... etc etc The world's our lobster :)
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 06:18 pm
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John, 2 of us. However it was cans of Boddies on the counter.

Yes Ann it was a greasy spoon

Win

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:34 pm
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I meant to have a pint myself, but never seem to get time when i am co-organising these nights.. oh well.. maybe another time - lol

thanks again... i know steve the cafe owner was dead pleased with us lot, so who knows where next - lol..
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 08:14 am
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There you are Jeff - Joy has thrown down the gauntlet! Find a new unusual venue ;D (ones that sell bacon butties and beer ;p)
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:21 am
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yes it was a great day altogether. the atmosphere in tyldsley was superb n the thing that struck me was how happy all the locals were to be hosting the festival, including the poetry event. There were a good few people in the audience who were local/non - poets and they were impressed and enjoyed it which is whats its all about.'educational' was one comment went by. A girl who nursed me in hospital was there, who was surprised by my poetry and very complimentary which was a great thing. Anyway it made the experience personal for me and thats always good. Also bacon butty and a nice cup of tea mmm dream venue for me :)
I only caught half the performances, it was nice to see bob kettle perform his style of good song, hear Winston and be there with John Darwin aswell, 3/4 the misery book as Jeff says. I agree that jeff runs these events as a professional and takes not 1 pence for himself. Hes a superstar :)
The rest of the bands were smashing, Coup De Ville (rap/scratch and samples with funky bass and oasis style line up of fit blokes from Manc), The Lottery Winners ( Big personalities great audience participation and funky original songs - Tyldsley a homecoming gig for them), I bumped into a tech from uni...all these little things make tyldsley festival one of the biggest events this year, it might have been a small place but there you can really meet people, make a difference and have space to dance or do whatever you like, free spirits in the air and not one bit of trouble...itll be interesting to compare with Vfest later this year when i go which will no doubt be shit packed full of nob heads.
Heres to more small festivals/gigs :)
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:37 pm
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