Harrumph .. thanks for pointing out the error of my ways Roger .. I was busy booking other things, and had 2009 on the brain. Indeed it is 2008!
I must admit that I can't see any slagging off of one venue by another - I think Roger was just pointing out that I'd got my date wrong in what I take to be a mildly humorous manner. For the record,also, I'm not a venue, and am not involved in this one in any major way, apart from turning up to support it. Although the Music Institute club in Guildford (which I do have associations with, and occasionally put some publicity stuff out on the Cat about) celebrated it's third birthday in September, and meets twice a month on a Friday, this lsession not run by the club, having been instituted by Anna Tabbush as a trial run last year. The experiment proved to be successful, and has been extended up to Christmas. The session runs at the same venue as the club, in the intervening weeks between club bookings, and the attendees vary from week to week, and on the whole do not tend to be club members (a large number are drawn from Anna's community choir membership, and local musicians)
Each of the sessions is being run by different local musicians - on the last occasion the leaders were Paul Tabbush and Andy Johnson.
My only involvement in posting here is attempting to raise consciousness of the fact that the session exists, as it obviously helps if sufficient people turn up to make the session enjoyable. We had only a few last time, possibly due to the fact that publicity had not filtered through ... hence this posting.
Thanks for the good wishes Hilary and Roger = hope you enjoy Bedworth!