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About deachy

Born in Salford Manchester. Moved to Surrey Heath in 2003. Married to Claire (a Frimley girl) and father to Izzy. I created this web site to try and infect as many people as possible with community spirit and promote the very best of Surrey Heath.

Surrey Heath Century of Sound Music Festival

A century of soundSurrey Heath has a wonderful musical history, to celebrate this a music festival, titled ‘ A Century of Sound’ has been organised by the Surrey Heath Museum from  9th to 16th September.  The brochure for the festival can be downloaded here and many of the events are below.  There are events for all ages and all interest.  We are also looking for people to take part and want encourage all ages to enjoy participating in musical activities.  For more information, please contact Gill Barnes-Riding at Surrey Heath Museum or go to our website www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound.

 

  • SURREY HEATH MUSEUM, CAMBERLEY – OPEN WEDS TO SAT THROUGHOUT FESTIVAL WEEK

‘MUSIC MAKERS EXHIBITION RE-VISITED’

The musical associations of the area go back over a century and include many genres of music from classical to pop, rock to skiffle.  This exhibition covers the history of music locally, the music industry names of the area and how it has shaped our borough. The Century of Sound music festival was inspired by this exhibition.

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound

  • WED 9TH TO WED 16TH September CALLING ALL BUSKERS – The Mall and Park Street, Camberley all have busking pitches available for daily street performances throughout the festival dates.

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound  THEN FOLLOW THE LINK TO APPLY TO PERFORM.

  • WEDS 9th – CAMBERLEY THEATRE, 19:30 to 21:00

INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY / ‘ A CENTURY OF SOUND’  WITH CHRIS HERBERT

Entrepreneur and artist manager founder of ‘ten10Management’, famed for creating the Spice Girls, formed and managed boy band Five and is one of the fore-runners in commercial Music Management.  Hear his success story…  Followed by a 30 minute Q&A from the audience.  This event is a must for any budding artists and anyone wanting to work in music, it will give a real insight into the industry.

Free Event please book via website www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound

  • Fri 11th – HELEN DOWNES PIANO SCHOOL WITH ANDY QUIN, CAMBERLEY THEATRE, 18:00 TO 19:30

Students from Helen Downes Piano School perform a range of piano pieces.  Followed by a performance by Surrey Heath’s very own accomplished Jazz musician and composer Andy Quin.

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound

followed by Fri 11th  – OPEN MIC SESSIONS, CAMBERLEY THEATRE, 20:00 to 22:00

Open Mic sessions gives you a chance to perform music, poetry, comedy, magic…whatever – if you are up for it, why don’t you give it a go?!

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound  THEN FOLLOW THE LINK TO APPLY TO PERFORM.

Fri 11th – DISCO, CROSSLEY CLUB, LIGHTWATER,  18:30 to 20:30

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound Under 14s, parents or guardians must stay throughout

Fri 11th – ‘HAVE A GO AND BLOW’ EVENING, CHARLES CHURCH CAMBERLEY BRASS BAND,  ST.PETER’S CHURCH, FRIMLEY, . 19:00 to 20:30

Open rehearsal: an opportunity for new or lapsed players to have a go!

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound

  • SAT 12th – ACADEMY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC – CAMBERLEY THEATRE

FREE ‘MUSIC TASTER SESSIONS’ –  GUITAR / BASS/ DRUMS / DJ / PIANO / VOCALS & STAGE PRESENCE

Take your first steps to becoming a musician today!  As part of 2015’s A Century of Sound celebrations on Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) have teamed up with Surrey Heath Museum and ‘A Century of Sound’ team to provide a FREE 1 hour instrument lessons to anyone who wants to start playing Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Vocals or to become a DJ!  Delivered by the professional tutors at ACM, these classes are perfect for absolute beginners and those who haven’t played for a while.  You don’t need to bring any equipment.

Spaces are strictly limited.  To book a session go to www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound

  • SAT 12th – 1950’s SKIFFLE STAR CHAS MCDEVITT – CAMBERLEY THEATRE

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SKIFFLE!

Chas returns to Camberley to share stories of his musical career and perform his hit single ‘Freight Train’.

Free event, spaces are strictly limited.  To book a session go to www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound

  • SAT 12th – PERFORMANCES IN THE SQUARE, THE MALL, CAMBERLEY – 10.30 TO 15:00

Almac Bisley Brass Band 10:30 TO 11:30

Over The Moon, The Mall, Camberley – acoustic showcase featuring bright, new, emerging & exciting local talent 

followed by sat 12th PARK STREET, CAMBERLEY – 17:00 to 20:00

VINTAGE SCOOTER RALLY AND HIGH-S PERFORMANCE – showcasing over 40 scooters along with a performance by the High-S covering hits by The Who, The Jam & The SpecialS.

  • SUN 13th – MUSICAL FAMILY TREE PICNIC – HEATHERSIDE PARK, CAMBERLEY 12:00 to 15:00

Celebrating the historic trees of our area, this picnic features family instrument making workshop, performance by SHBC mystical Green Man with folk tales and song,  musical performances plus a talk by our local Tree Conservation Officer and demonstration of tree surgery.  ‘Picnic under the trees’, simply come along and join in the celebrations.   Free event.

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/acenturyofsound 

  • Sat 12th CAMBERLEY AND FRIMLEY GREEN LIBRARY

Reggae Drumming Workshops – Come and oin us on a magical adventure across the ocean.  Learn about drumming  with Shake Rattle and Roll to help us maek Reggae music in the library.  Suitable for  children 6 years plus.

learn all about drumming with ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’ and bring Reggae music to the Library.

http://classic.surreycc.gov.uk/events/surrey-heath/reggae-drumming-and-percussion-workshop

  • MON 14TH h – MUSIC QUIZ AND NAME THAT TUNE – THE BEAR, CAMBERLEY, 19:30 TO 21:30

Whether you’re a pop music anorak or not – come along and have a go!

Jalsa Salana 2015 – Podcasts and photo blog

Jalsa UK - Paul Deach - iOS 1Today along with Cllr & Mrs Dan Adams (St Paul’s) and Cllr Darryl Ratiram I attended #JalsaUK in Alton.

I was totally awe inspired by the incredible organisation by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community who put on this remarkable annual event. There was over 30k people attend over this weekend which was entirely facilitated by volunteers. I have never seen anything quite like it.

The whole experience would be impossible to sum up quickly but for me and most noteworthy was visiting an amazing exhibition which included a 750 year Quran and a picture exhibition on the Shroud of Turin which was extra special as I got to interview a world leading authority on the subject Barrie Shwortz. It was also really great to learn about the incredible relief work by the Charity Humanity First who are actively engaged in relief work across the world.

It was a huge privilege to represent my community at the event and do my bit to help spread the peace loving message of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. I know Cllr Adams and Cllr Ratiram were equally impressed by the whole experience and one we all hope to be able to repeat in the future.

A huge thank you to Camberley resident Shahid Mirza for making our attendance at the event possible.

Rather than try to explain what #JalsaUK is all about and the founding principles of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community I think my podcast with Dr Mohammed Iqbal does that really well.

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