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'A varied programme runs throughout the year, with: Acoustic "Singers & Musician Nights" open to whoever turns up; "Feature Nights" where 2x20 mins are given over to the named performer - the rest of the evening being opened up to floor spots; Monthly "Guest Night" with main artist + named support act.'

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‘Some forty years ago there were ten other Music Festivals within a radius of 10 miles of Selston. Sadly these have ended and invariably the financial costs accounted for their demise. Selston Festival has endured and its committee must be applauded for its willingness to introduce changes in keeping with the spirit of the times. New classes were introduced over the years and the committee has worked tirelessly in fund raising to cope with increasing costs. No Festival receives more complimentary reports ...’ Held Late November.

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'Formed as Kirkby Light Operatic Society in 1962 (the name change taking place in 2013), to encourage four-part choral singing in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. The Choir has developed a wide repertoire – from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Abba to Gilbert & Sullivan and Strauss but always love to try new pieces and arrangements. We perform two concerts each year ... We also like to celebrate Christmas ... with a performance ... Every member is encouraged to take part in the decisions of the Choir, both musical and practical, and we always hope we achieve a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.'

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‘Has established itself over the years to be an extremely successful contesting and concert band performing all over the country. Since ... 2009 the Band, in National Competitions, has been placed in the top 6 no less than 22 times. In that time the band has also progressed from 2nd section and from 1st January 2017 are promoted to the “Championship Section” and will be playing in competitions against some of the top brass bands in the country such as The Black Dyke Band, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Fodens Band, Carlton Main Frickley, Thoresby Colliery and Newstead Welfare to name but a few ...’

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‘Founded in 1968 by Pamela Cook, The Cantamus Girls Choir is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England and consists of 40 girls aged between 13 and 19. Throughout its career critics have acclaimed its performance and its impeccable technique.’

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‘In the Mansfield area our choir has a long an illustrious history. Formed in 1926 and singing with pride and energy ... imbues our choristers and music team with a sense of responsibility to continue this long heritage. We are pleased that the Choir continues to provide entertainment and comradeship to all those involved, not only our choir but followers and supporters group.’

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'We are a friendly, welcoming choir of mixed voices, ages and abilities. There are no auditions – everyone is welcome! We love singing and perform three times a year. We’d love to see you either as a new member or at one of our concerts ...'

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'Performs at venues across the country with around 30 public concerts per year, often supporting local and national charities, as well as a range of brass band festivals and competitions. The band strives to provide a wide range of music, not only that which is traditionally associated with brass bands ...'

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Concentration, Clarity, Control, Confidence  Successful competitive band: ‘A group of like minded people who consider themselves a family and enjoy playing music together whether it be the thrill of contesting or for the joy of the audience at concerts ... The general consensus is that the Band began life around 1883 ten years or so after the first mine shafts were sunk in 1871 – 73, the first coal being hewn in 1875.’

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Artistic Policy ‘We aim to present a quality, balanced, professional mid-scale programme across all genres, catering for the needs of the audiences to be found in the anticipated catchment area, whilst providing the opportunity for local artistic expression. We will strive to maximise usage of the complex, promote lifelong learning and present a balanced, professional programme across all genres whilst providing the opportunity for local artistic expression.’

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