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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Admin, May 14, 2012.

  1. Goldilox

    Goldilox How do I edit this?

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    Hi @Cas84 - Gramiasc is right we have a few open mics. For my sins I seem to have been roped into running several of them.

    There's a Wednesday one at The Dog House run by Sandy Stanton, as well as the ones Gramiasc mentioned.

    The Bear and Pheasant has been every week since before Christmas - I run it alternate weeks with Ben & Alex in charge on the weeks I'm not there, as well as doing Slater's Every Tuesday & The Market Vaults every Thursday night. You'd be very welcome to come down to any of them and play some acoustic folk/ska, or just chat about vegetarian cooking, also one of my favourite things ;)

    If you're living in Stone then you could do worse than check out Granville's on a Monday night, when there is a much-loved long-running open mic run by Paul Walker. There's a couple of others up that way run by Dan Toft as well, but I've never checked any of them out as they all clash with things I do in Stafford.
     
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  2. Penny Brohn Staffordshire

    Penny Brohn Staffordshire Newbie

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    Hello I am a Facilitator for a Charity Called Penny Brohn UK. We offer support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis either directly or as a close supporter. We are currently holding Living Well with and Beyond Cancer sessions in Stafford and Stoke on Trent. These events last 3 hours and are free. There is no need to book but we ask people arrive 15 minutes early to register. The link below should take you to our Facebook Page where there are details or contact me
    The next one is on July 11th at the Northfield Centre 10am - 1pm
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2339157026321995/
     
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  3. Matchstick

    Matchstick Newbie

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    Hi, that’s a fantastic support network and much needed. I have been reading past blogs about Riverway School ( I’m still in contact with my maths teacher who is amazing) where I attended until I went to Weston Road High School in 1979 as one of the first pupils. I loved the school, teachers, made close friends. I lived in Stafford where I was settled, had friends, a boyfriend and was in the middle of my mock exams, until my parents plucked me out in 1981 to move to Stoke. From then on my life was turned upside down. I refused to go to school, lost my hair, made me very ill. Married at 18. Not the right thing to do. Down down. I still feel the loss of my life because I somehow lost me. I have an old photo booth pic of me and my Stafford boyfriend so sad, he turned up at my house when I was 17 on the very day I had got engaged to be married !,,!pity he hadn’t come earlier.
    I missed my life and my friends, especially one whom I did get in contact with but it dwindled. I suffer from mental health problems and this was certainly a trigger. Does anyone else share similar experiences that continue to cause pain and hurt
     
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  4. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Music

    Nature

    Art

    Fresh unprocessed food

    Walking

    Quiet

    All can help
     
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  5. Caddy2000

    Caddy2000 Newbie

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    Hi

    My name's Laura.

    My son and daughter have just moved here and are a bit lonely this summer holiday, having left their friends behind.
    They are 4 (M) and 6 (F).
    I know they will meet other friends once they start school, but that's 5 weeks away.
    Does anyone know of any places they could go, in Stafford, to meet other children their own age?
     
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  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    The play area in the park will be heavily used in the holiday months, they may find like-minded associates there...

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...0x1b47b3d511d85808!8m2!3d52.806693!4d-2.12066
     
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  7. CINEMASAM

    CINEMASAM A few posts under my belt

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    Thank you for allowing me to join this group, I'm a Cinema owner of 50 years and look forward to taking over the Stafford cinema, and giving it a new lease of Life, I hope to have live performances along with Art house films, along with top quality current film Entertainment, please watch space for weekly news of progress, I am open for all observations and comments, Ideas and programming help. We will be having the screen also available for children's parties, special home cinema screenings, and I actively encourage amateur film makers, and a screen will be available to view your works, in fact we could have a Top 10 local FILM MAKERS, AND MUCH MUCH MORE, ITS MORE THAN A CINEMA...………..TO BE CONTINUED
     
  8. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Welcome @CINEMASAM! Great to hear of your plans for the old cinema
     
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  9. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Hi @CINEMASAM. If this goes ahead it will be a fabulous addition to the town. Very best of luck with it.
     
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  10. Tilly

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    I'd love to see live music return on a larger stage in town. As I understand it legislation has had a big negative impact on doing just this . As well as expensive insurance.

    What experience do you have in putting on live music?

    Are you Harvey Goldsmith?

    If so, we've met
     
  11. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Every silver lining has a cloud.

    The glass must always be half empty.

    Gloom doom, doom gloom.

    What's the decking point.

    Get a grip.
     
  12. CINEMASAM

    CINEMASAM A few posts under my belt

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    in this case it THE SILVER SCREEN
     
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  13. shoes

    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    I've been out of the loop for a couple of years. Glad to see I'm still in the top posters list. Have I mellowed? Who knows?

    Some catching up to do, clearly!
     
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  14. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Welcome back.
    Hope not.
     
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  15. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Welcome back ......
     
  16. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Rock on Tommy!
     
  17. Withnail

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    Hot damn - y'aright @shoes ?

    Everybody seems to have retreated to their respective safe spaces - facilitated by the algorithms brought to you by Facebook - so as not to have to answer the questions that might otherwise disturb them.

    The forum still seems to go about its business, without overtly pissing people off. Perhaps because it doesn't overtly attempt to piss people off (though i have been uncharacteristically provocative over the last few weeks - in an 'install a jukebox to liven' things up a bit kind of malarkey), it is perhaps a bit quieter than you will remember.

    What's the news, shoes?
     
  18. theflamingred

    theflamingred Well-Known Forumite

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    Not new but returning.

    I haven't been in here for so long that my profile had my MySpace URL in it!
    Many moons have passed since and I've popped in as part of a mission.

    I found someone's glasses up on Beaconside today, a little way down from the lights for the Tech park. Any hints, tips, links to appropriate threads etc. would be most welcome.
     
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  19. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    You could try this - https://www.facebook.com/currentspottedstafford/ - quite a wide readership, though more nutters than here...

    Welcome back!
     
  20. guitar warren

    guitar warren Newbie

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