Monday, 22 October 2012

Cadence Cafe.....small venue - big heart

Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of 'Community Cafes' which are aimed at retrieving that feel of social interaction within a local neighbourhood.  Ralph will be taking a look at a some of them over the next few weeks and first up will be the recently opened Cadence Cafe in Tyldesley, Manchester.

I discovered them after reviewing Everyday Goldfish whose first EP launch is being hosted there.  Their primary goal is to offer the people of Tyldesley a safe place to meet and gain information on training and benefits.  They've worked closely with local Councillors and the 'Nowt 2 Do' project to establish a drop-in and advice centre, where people can meet and get advice on benefits and training to establish a foundation to getting back to the workplace.

They have though achieved so much more than that, as it is quickly establishing itself as a small music venue and will be participating in the Cadence Festivals held twice yearly in Tyldesley and helping local people to give people the chance to engage in the spoken word, writing and music.  

They've teamed up with Fancy Pants Media, a social enterprise project in Salford to give young people the chance to gain experience in photography, art and social media and one of the sponsors of the Cadence Festival, Longevity Records will be giving talks on working in the music industry and offering placements to people wishing to gain experience within a record label.

Photo: Our Resident Artist produced these today at Cadence Cafe CIC
They currently have their very own 'Artist in Residence', Luke who is producing some lovely portraits 'live' in the cafe and it's just another instance of their commitment to promoting the arts in the community. Why not drop in for a cuppa and have Luke capture you for posterity!

Long term plans are in place to convert the upper part of the building into a learning academy for music, film, dance and the spoken word and interacting with other Social Enterprise projects with a view to running workshops to help people gain qualifications in the arts.  They are also hoping to include a computer suite to assist in adult learning.

Oh and did I mention it is actually a cafe!  So why not drop in for a coffee (especially nice on a chilly Autumn day with Gingerbread syrup) and a natter, see what they're up to and if you can help!  

Not only that if any community groups, mother & toddler, brownies/cubs/scouts, pensioners, slimming etc would like to use the cafe for meetings please get in touch with the ever friendly Ian!

Upcoming events are.....

Friday 26 October 2012  22.00 

Tuesday 30 October 2012  11:00

  • If your interested in a career in the Music or TV industry
    why not come along and have a listen and a chat with people
    who already work in it.

    If your in a band, musician, dancer, budding DJ, actor or just
    interested in what goes on behind the scenes come along to this free event .

    It takes place over two days each day starting at 11.00am and finishing around 4pm.

    There will be talks from...

    Danny Simm who has promoted gigs in Wigan's biggest clubs
    and is still only 15.


    Will Travis an actor who has appeared and TV/Film and stage productions
    including taken lead roles in Between The Sheets, Monsiguer Renard,
    Casualty, Holby City, Shameless and The Bill (to name but a few) and most
    recently he completed filming for CBBC on The 4 O’clock Club and also the
    BAFTA award winning This Is England 88, reprising his role as Mr Squires.

    Will Travis wuth pupils at Longridge High School

    Paul Holmes Indie rocks DJ who now has a show on Salford Radio,
    having interviewed stars such as Ian Brown of Stone Roses fame.
    Salford City Radio

    Thom & Rob from the excellent Manchester band  The Lottery Winners

    Kenny Mills  DJ, compare and comedian.

    Zutek DJ's  Warehouse Project


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