Town Hall Sessions

Town Hall SessionsTown Hall Sessions : This year’s August Bank Holiday saw a new venture take place in Glossop.

Aimed at highlighting the work that the Glossopdale Trust is doing with the Bureau and High Peak Borough Council to restore and rejuvenate the Glossop Town Hall complex of buildings, it essentially saw the Bankswood Festival transferred to Norfolk Square with the addition of music at 7 other venues across Glossop and Old Glossop in the evenings.

Starting off on Friday there was music at 6 venues (Harvey Leonard, The Friendship, The Globe, The Oakwood, The Commercial and the Queens).

I was able to capture 3 of the venues on the Friday :

Gavin Barras​ at the Friendship Inn​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3AVb33

The Solid Air Band​ at The Globe Inn​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7pYTx6

George Borowski​ and MORA Music​ at The Oakwood Pub​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm35eaBv

Saturday saw the main stage take over​ Norfolk Square with a great line of acts.

First up The Regent Big Band​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3MRFDt

Daydream Hotel​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3E9uvS

Gorilla Riot​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7toGb2

Room Thirteen – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm37DZ3c

and finishing off the main stage for day 2 Glossop’s own The Trend – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3uYDc9

Whilst crowd shots for each band are included with the band shots, there some that don’t fit in – so there in people and other bits : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3T7iJ6

The evening of Day 2,​ saw music at 7 venues across Glossop and Old Glossop – I was able to capture proceedings at 5 of them.

Matt Williams​ performing as VNETO in Harvey Leonard’s Wine & Ale Tasters Glossop​ see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1Y6TCq

Quiet Loner​ in the Friendship Inn​ see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3vaFWA

Lauren Davidson in The Oakwood Pub​ see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3FGnFE

G.J. Armstrong​ in the Friendship Inn see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3FMfsG

Suede Apple​ in The Globe Inn​ see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7uDLyp

Tony Auton​ in the Oakwood see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7uK3FV

Eliza P Singer​ in the Glossop Labour Club​ see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7uVFrP

Day 3 on the main stage in Norfolk Square saw a little bit of everything :

Starting with the Whitfield Parish​ Church Service – more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3aJLMx

Next up was the League of Ladies WI​ Choir – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3Kjj4Q

Sophia Marshall​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3KnCmL

The cornelius crane​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3aRHPz

Rook and The Ravens​ – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3Trjqt

A great few days of local music, and quite a lot of folk taking an interest in the proposals for the Town Hall, now the interesting thing for next year – hopefully as well as a return to Bankswood, there is enough room to be able to extend things to include at least a day of the Town Hall sessions back in Norfolk Square.

There’s a selection of photos below, with links above to each of the band sessions – if you’re one of the bands and you want to use the photos – please get in touch

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