The Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue is delighted to be hosting the first ever Queensbury Community Awards on Sunday 22 September 2019. The event, organised by the Queensbury Community Ward Partnership, will celebrate all that is good about our local area.
Doors open at 2.30 pm with the awards ceremony commencing at 3.00pm. Entertainment will be provided by a guest local entertainer and afternoon tea will be provided for all. Tickets are free but we only have a limited amount so please book early!
The award categories are:
Volunteer of the Year
Young Volunteer of the Year
Community Group of the Year
Community Project of the Year
Service to the Community
Community Partner of the Year
Business of the Year
Take three girls. Name them Cathryn, Angela and Jennifer. Bring them up in a home where someone is always singing. Listen to them start to sing in harmony from a very young age. Realise that nature has blessed them with rather beautiful voices. Give them a guitar. Discover that they have a natural musical ability. Mix together; and you have a promising musical trio – “The Hayes Sisters”.
Three young teenagers start to make a name for themselves in local pubs and clubs; reality intervenes… They go off to Uni; start families – do the serious grown up stuff! They pursue careers in different cities, in different fields; in teaching, nursing, and acting (you may have seen Jen (Stage name – Jennifer Hennessy) in The Office, Coronation Street, Doctor Who, and lots more; in fact, she appears soon as Mrs Cratchit in the BBC’s new epic serial, “Dickensian”)
They decide to “have another go” at the music…And then they’re back together on stage; appearing at festivals and gigs across the North West.
They are spotted by Nashville–based, Clive Gregson; one of the most-respected names in the music industry. And things go from there…The Hayes Sisters soon have a producer; and an album in the making.
Keith James Presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens
The amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter made for a collection of ‘must have’ records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone’s turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world’s beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children Play have been covered by hundreds of Artists worldwide.
Keith James, is a well respected and inventive guitarist singer/songwriter who specialises in performing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts. He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his well crafted and memorable songs.
This concert will give you far more than just the music itself… There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit ofCat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of truth, promise and understanding of human fragility. Much to t alk about about the background and embryo of each song; some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some are carefully and intuitively re-voiced – respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.
Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues, He was awarded the ‘Man of Peace’ award by the Nobel Peace Laureates.
In 2015 and he received the Lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding song collection.
He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent
‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times
‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian
‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine
Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF Syrian Children appeal.
Change your heart, look around you. Change your heart, it will astound you.
We are delighted to welcome worldwide chart topping legends The Korgis to the mill for a special show on Friday 15 November 2019.
The Korgis are a British pop band known for the hit singles ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’, ‘If I Had You,’ ‘Dumb Waiters,’ ‘If It’s Alright With You Baby’ and many more. They are led by original singer/bassist James Warren (also a former member of 1970s cult prog-rock band Stackridge), and include vocalist John Baker and guitarist Al Steele from the 1990s Korgis touring band.
Keyboardist Glenn Tommey and powerhouse drummer Paul Smith make up the rhythm section and ‘Born To Win’ provide brilliant backing vocals and bring a vibrant energy to each performance. James and the band have worked hard at creating a show that is both musically and visually exciting.
Going back to the very first Stackridge song ever released, through all the Korgis hits and favourites plus excellent new material, the 2019 show has elicited comments such as ‘flawless musicianship’ and ‘breath-taking musicality’. A treat not to be missed.
Tickets are £15 Advance, £17 Door and can be bought online from Skiddle