Venue for Nottingham sessions this season

Our first five sessions this season will all be at our usual venue, The Becket School. The final seven sessions, starting from 11th February, will be at our alternative venue, West Bridgford Methodist Church (on the junction of Musters Road and Patrick Road). The school is not available for these seven weeks, which is why we’re at the church.

We’ll have a chat in the first few sessions about options for the future.

Change of venue for Sheffield

For two weeks this season, we’re not able to use our regular venue at Sheffield Springs Academy. On 9th May and 13th June, we’ll be at Victoria Hall Methodist Church instead. This is in the centre of Sheffield, on Norfolk Street, just opposite the stage door for The Crucible Theatre.

Being a city centre venue, parking can be problematic – the nearest car park is Arundel Gate NCP, although that isn’t cheap. There is some on-street parking (metered) nearby, but park and ride is also a good option. There are a couple of disabled parking spaces directly outside the church – please keep these free for disabled users!

There’s a map to the church here:

See you there!


Change of venue, Nottingham, 19th March

Next week’s session will be at St Wilfrid’s Church, Wilford, rather than our usual venue of The Becket School. The church’s address is St Wilfrid’s Church, Church Drive, Main Rd, Wilford, Nottingham NG11 7AJ. There is a link to a map, including directions for how to get there from the school, here:

Be careful not to miss the turnoff from Main Road onto Church Drive – it’s quite small, and feels like a private drive rather than a main road.

I’ve put a satellite map on our website, with a few key areas marked on. Take a look at and you’ll see I’ve marked the route from Main Road onto Church Drive in red. The areas marked in blue are where you can park your cars – there are some paved areas, and some areas where you can park on the grass. The green loop road must be kept clear for access to the Rectory. The yellow path shows where you walk from your car to the church, and the pink square is the Church Office, where we have use of the loo!

If anything is unclear, please get in touch in plenty of time, so you’re properly organised for next week. I’ll be arriving nice and early, and will put up a few signs to help you find us!

21st Feb 2013 Sheffield session cancelled

Really sorry, but I have to cancel this week’s session in Sheffield too. Although I’m on the mend, I have virtually no voice, so wouldn’t be of much use to you! I’m sure I’ll be back to full strength next week, and we can work out how we handle the missed session then.

Take care, keep singing, and I’ll see you soon!

Wakefield session 18th Feb 2013 cancelled

It is with great reluctance that I am cancelling tonight’s session in Wakefield. I have no voice and feel really run down – burning the candle at too many ends, clearly. I’ve emailed all our Wakefield singers, but am posting here as well to make sure I catch everyone I can.

We’ll discuss how we handle the missing session next week – we can look at putting an extra one in before the end of the season, or refunding people who have prepaid if that works better for everyone.

Looking forward to being back fighting fit next week!

Venue change, Nottingham, 22nd January 2013

For our Nottingham session on Tuesday (22nd January), we’ll be at West Bridgford Methodist Church rather than our usual venue. This is on the junction of Musters Road and Patrick Road – map: Parking is difficult at this venue, so please try to arrive early or be prepared to park a street or two away.