Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cafe Create Nailsea

The third location of this franchise opens tomorrow night, Friday 16th May, 7.30 - 11.00 p.m. at the Trinity Centre, Church Lane Nailsea. Those who are familiar with the decor in there, watch for the transformation. The vibe will be chilled but the music will be varied - not just bargrooves stuff.

There will be a fair-trade, juice, coffee and wine bar on a donations basis and the costs of the evening will be covered by donations too.

There will be live performances. An alarming number of them will feature me as a way to show people how low the standard is. These will include

Stories
Water into Funk (newly formed band just for the occasion)
Poems

Richard Calverley
Ewan Jones (guest from Cheltenham - excellent singer/songwriter)

I have two nightmares competing at the moment. In the first I am alone in the room with no guests. In the second there are 500 people with 380 being turned away.

Cafe Create is a project designed to attract those who engage with life mainly through the arts. It is an event run by Christian adults for people of any or no faith. There is no preaching apart from the occasional content of a song, story or poem. There are no limits to what constitutes 'the arts' and previous cafes have included electric and acoustic, solo and band, popular and classical music, short films VJs, DJs, stories, comedy, fire-eating, fire-twirling, sketches and poems. It is intended to be a safe place to have a go, perhaps for the first time, at performance.

3 comments:

Mr Gnome said...

Mr Gnome sends his good wishes.

It will be a blast!

Mike Peatman said...

Wish I could be there. However, we're having a farewell party at St T's that will draw on the Cafe Create format.

Caroline Too said...

So, how did it go? Have you been able to create a team of performers yet?