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Welcome to our new newsletter dedicated to Open Mic Nights. We plan to keep you up-to-date with what is happening each month, whether we are virtual, live or hybrid. See the information below about our next night and exciting plans for the Christmas Special. This email contains all the links you need to prepare for November and December's Open Mic Nights.
 
We can now confirm that the Chrismas Special will be on the 18th of December.

Get ready for November!

It was great to see so many of you at the October Open Mic. It was a really enjoyable evening yet again, with a great variety of music. Special thanks to Ian and Mike for kicking things off live from the theatre and thanks also to Ian for the poetry inspiration and for reminding us that it was National Poetry Day.

If you missed us this month, you can catch up with the night on our website or YouTube channel - scroll down for the link below.

Our next Open Mic Night will be virtual again. We will meet via Zoom on 6th November at 7 pm as usual. You can find the link at the bottom of this email. We hope to see you all there.

Click to upload your videos for November

Thinking Ahead to Christmas

We had a good discussion at the last open mic about some ideas to make the Christmas Special Open Mic as special as we can.

So far we have agreed to:

  • dressing up in our best, sparkly party clothes
  • Christmas/seasonally themed contributions as far as possible
  • muted singalong/karaoke Christmas songs (email me with any song suggestions)
  • A live mummer's play (Steve Cleary to lead)
  • A prerecorded choir version of The Fairytale of New York (Ian Kellet to lead)
We are still very happy to hear any other ideas to make our 2020 Christmas Special as magical as possible, so please email me, using the button below, with any flashes of inspiration.

Let me know if you would like to be involved in the mummer's play. Steve and Mike already have ideas about how this will work. We are hoping that this will be performed live on the night but it will need a little rehearsal time. It will probably involve four people including Steve and Sandi. Send me an email using the button below and I will send out scripts once I have coordinated with Steve. If lots of people are interested we may do more than one play!

Likewise, send me an email if you'd like to contribute to Ian's festive choir singing The Fairytale of New York. Ian has already produced a backing track which will also have a vocal guide. He is producing a video guide of what you need to do to record your video. He envisages a Band Aid style track. More details will follow but he would like videos of people playing and singing and also of couples waltzing to the track. If you send me an email, I will send you the track to record along to once it's ready. When your recording is ready, you can upload it using the special Dropbox link on the orange button below. Please let me know ASAP if you want to take part so that Ian has as much time as possible to put everything together.


Everyone is welcome to send ideas and contribute, whether you have been to one of the virtual open mic nights before or not. We'd love to make it our biggest yet! 

Send Kate an Email
Click here to upload your Fairytale of New York recording when ready
Super organised? Click here to upload your videos for the Christmas Special!
Click here to join us on Zoom for November's Open Mic Night 
November 6th @ 7 pm
Did you miss the October Virtual Open Mic Night?
Catch up with it here.
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