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North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« on: April 03, 2019, 02:16:14 PM »

I'm pleased to announce that North East Melodeon Playgroup is returning for a third year with tutors Mel Biggs (Beginners), Vicky Cooper (Absolute Beginners) and Richard Featherstone (Improvers). There will be an additional workshop day on Sunday: Thinking Outside The Box IV with Mel Biggs.

Dates: 14-16th June

Venue: Whittonstall Residential Centre & Campsite, Pasture House, Whittonstall, Northumbria, DH8 9JS

Full details and booking information in the document attached. 6 people already booked so come and join us!
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 02:23:24 PM »

Already 10 names on the list for playgroup and 4 on the list for Thinking Outside The Box IV but plenty of room for more! Don't forget to get in touch with answers to the questions laid out in the info attached to the original post (above)

workshops@melbiggsmusic.co.uk
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 04:09:39 PM »

Planning
After reading these notes, the following information would be very helpful if you’re
thinking of coming:-
1. You intend to attend the Playgroup.                                                Yes
2. You intend to book a place on Thinking Outside the Box.
No
3. Your likely ability level; absolute beginner, beginner, improver or more advanced.
Improver
4. If Absolute Beginner, would you like to borrow a melodeon?
N/A
5. Are you travelling by car?
Yes
6. Do you want a pick-up and drop off in Ebchester or Stocksfield?
N/A
7. Do you or any others (gender required) want to stay in the house on Friday
and/or Saturday nights? Also, would you like to stay over on Sunday night?
No
8. Do you or any others want to pitch on the camp site or caravan/mobile home
site on Friday and/or Saturday nights? Also, would you like to stay over on
Sunday night?
No

Thank you, and look forward to seeing you again.
Edward Jennings.
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 11:42:07 AM »

Thanks Edward! All noted. See you there!
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 10:17:12 PM »

With a month to go until the third North East Melodeon Playgroup (and the 4th Thinking Outside The Box!) We're on a BIG PUSH for numbers to make this fab fun weekend financially viable for all!

Friday 14th-Sunday 16th in sunny Whittonstall, Northumberland on a large Girl Guide camp that's all ours for the weekend! Space for camping and caravan/motorhomes, the gorgeous on site log cabin for sessions, the house for dorm room accommodation and big kitchen where we'll be cooking up some lovely communal eats, and all for a reasonably small price!

Sunday sees Mel's Thinking Outside The Box where this time round we'll be looking under the microscope at what it is to truly play together. Learning how to move with the music and give and take cues from each other which can be handy when wanting to change tune or to slow down! All through fun group activities and games using a small selection of English tunes.

Prep materials for TOTB go out TOMORROW (17th) so reserve your place now to get the prep pack in plenty of time to prepare for the workshop. (Detailed videos, ABC and annotated sheet music).

Come for the whole weekend, or just for a day! Email: workshops@melbiggsmusic.co.uk

Full weekend details available in the download attachment on the original post in this thread.

Help us by spreading the word, folks! Thank you
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 03:24:32 PM »

Hi Richard and Mel

I would like to come to this weekend but I will not know this for definite until a couple of days before due to other potential commitments.  I know this doesn't particularly help with your planning and organisation and I understand if you are unable to take me on the weekend.

1. You intend to attend the Playgroup. Yes
2. You intend to book a place on Thinking Outside the Box. Yes, but will need to book/pay on the weekend and understand if Mel's day becomes fully booked.
3. Your likely ability level; absolute beginner, beginner, improver or more advanced.  improver/Richard's class
4. If Absolute Beginner, would you like to borrow a melodeon? No
5. Are you travelling by car?
6. Do you want a pick-up and drop off in Ebchester or Stocksfield? No
7. Do you or any others (gender required) want to stay in the house on Friday and/or Saturday nights? Also, would you like to stay over on Sunday night?  Not staying on Sunday night
8. Do you or any others want to pitch on the camp site or caravan/mobile home site on Friday and/or Saturday nights? Also, would you like to stay over on Sunday night? Friday and Saturday pitch for small van

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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 06:33:43 PM »

Hi,
from my point of view not a problem! All welcome. Worth letting Mel Know asap about parking the van perhaps?
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 07:36:30 PM »

Hi,
from my point of view not a problem! All welcome. Worth letting Mel Know asap about parking the van perhaps?

Thanks Tufty

I will also send Mel an email explaining.
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 08:25:31 PM »

After reading these notes, the following information would be very helpful if you’re
thinking of coming:-
1. You intend to attend the Playgroup.                                Yes
2. You intend to book a place on Thinking Outside the Box.  No
3. Your likely ability level; absolute beginner, beginner, improver or more advanced. Beginner
4. If Absolute Beginner, would you like to borrow a melodeon? N/A
5. Are you travelling by car?     Yes
6. Do you want a pick-up and drop off in Ebchester or Stocksfield? N/A
7. Do you or any others (gender required) want to stay in the house on Friday
and/or Saturday nights? Also, would you like to stay over on Sunday night?  Yes [male] & Yes
8. Do you or any others want to pitch on the camp site or caravan/mobile home
site on Friday and/or Saturday nights? Also, would you like to stay over on
Sunday night? Yes and Yes

Many thanks for again putting in the work to organise and run this :)

Cheers,
Nick F
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 12:02:08 PM »


Many thanks for again putting in the work to organise and run this :)

Cheers,
Nick F

Thanks for your updated info Nick! see you there!

Hi,
from my point of view not a problem! All welcome. Worth letting Mel Know asap about parking the van perhaps?

Thanks Tufty

I will also send Mel an email explaining.

Thanks for your email Scobarandbar - I shall reply there. Absolutely no problem with the van - there's lots of space!
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Re: North East Melodeon Playgroup III 2019
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 02:51:22 PM »

Improvers: I've just sent an email with music and a questionnaire attached to it from Richard. Please check your junk/spam filters if you haven't received it in your inbox! Thanks!
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