Battle of the Somme, Walsall Town Hall, 15 July
Rehearsal times – 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm. Please all be there for the start, but if you can be there earlier (from 2pm ideally) assistance with set-up, particularly for the projection equipment and percussion, will be greatly appreciated. We can get into the venue from 2.00pm for stage set-up.
Performance time – 7.30 pm, ending at approximately 9.00 pm with no interval. Programme:
Laura Rossi – A talk about the Battle of the Somme film and its music
Film screening – The Battle of the Somme with live accompaniment.
Concert dress – long black for ladies (i.e. trousers, ankle-length skirt or dress), all black (no jacket or bow tie) for gentlemen. Please bring a stand – and DO NOT FORGET a stand light, as we will be performing with house lights down and the curtains drawn for the film showing.
The venue – Walsall Town Hall is part of the Walsall Council headquarters on Lichfield Steet, postcode WS1 1TP. However, parking is extremely limited on site and you are advised to use local surface car parks on Lower Rushall Street or Intown Row. These charge up to 6.30 pm but are not expensive. This map may be useful: http://cms.walsall.gov.uk/42982_parking_map-2.pdf
Car park passes for the Council building will be notified to essential users.
Changing facilities will be notified on the day, but will consist of the changing rooms behind the stage and the Lilley Hall. There are pubs and other places to eat in the town for dinner.
See you next Sunday. Section leaders, please forward on to any guest players who won’t be on my mailing list.