• Sue Williamson

Brand-New Term, Brand-New Site, some Brand-New Staff!




Welcome back everyone for a great new term on TWO sites! Not only do we have our fantastic suite of rooms at The Centre at Burnholme, but since September, we have also been operating from The Jam Factory in The Groves. I am delighted to report that amazing things are already happening in both places, and we are settling down nicely in our new home. In the above photo you can see some of our staff, trainees and students propping up the Jam Factory wall, rock 'n' roll style. (From left, Dougie, Spencer, Faz, LeAndre, Damien and Izzy.


I really do need to make a bit of a fuss (again) about the superb exam results in the summer. For the first time we had students completing performing and creative arts qualifications, and it was also the first time that we had delivered the full Level 3 Diploma. Please check out the link to

The Press, where you can read all about the successes of our students, and if you haven't read this article yet, well, prepare to be very impressed. Well done everyone!


This year, we have more students than ever for our daytime classes, and in the evening, we are running the full range of community clubs with some new ones too. I am also very excited indeed to announce a programme of regular ticketed events for the public to enjoy. Here is our schedule for the Autumn:


September

Thursday 22nd – Tea Dance - 3pm-4pm - room 11 at The Burnholme Centre


October

Wednesday 5th – Music in the Café - 6.00-7.30pm in the Cafe at The Burholme Centre

Wednesday 12th – Music in the Café - as above

Wednesday 19th – Music in the Café - as above

Wednesday 26th – Music in the Café - as above

Thursday 27th – Tea Dance – 3pm-4pm - room 11 at The Burnholme Centre


November

Wednesday 2nd – Music in the Café - as above

Wednesday 9th – Music in the Café - as above

Wednesday 16th – Music in the Café - as above

Wednesday 23rd – Music in the Café - as above

Tuesday 29th November - our massive Barbican concert ...all afternoon and evening


December

Wednesday 7th – Music in the Café - as above

Thursday 8th – Tea Dance - as above

Wednesday 14th – Music in the Café - as above


Finally, just a quick word about how pleased we are to welcome some new staff to our team. Check out our ‘meet the staff’ page for details, but for now, I want to mention Helen, Yasmin, LeAndre and Sam and welcome them to our team and to the Tang Hall SMART community.

Have a wonderful term everyone!


Best wishes, Suex

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