Open days with Devon folk and community arts organisation Wren Music

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Devon’s folk and community arts organisation Wren Music is holding a series of free information evenings across the county in September. The charity, which is supported by Arts Council England, Devon County Council and Exeter City Council, works with traditional music from Devon, the westcountry and beyond to inspire creativity and celebrate cultural identities. (From a press release.)

Wren Music has grown over the past 25 years and, although working mainly in Devon, is known throughout the UK and overseas. More than 30,000 people of all ages take part in Wren projects each year, in a wide variety of social and educational settings. Wren Music is looking towards the future, and would like to welcome new supporters – as volunteers, friends or trustees.

The information evenings will provide opportunities to find out more about Wren Music’s work and talk to the charity’s staff and board members. Each evening will start with a music workshop at 7pm, before a formal welcome at 7.30pm, and end with an informal performance by professional musicians and singers from the Wren Music team, winding up at 9pm. All are welcome, and no musical experience is necessary.

The information evenings are:
Barnstaple Monday, September 14
Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple  EX31 1EL

Okehampton Tuesday, September 15
Meldon Village Hall, Meldon, Okehampton EX20 4LU

Exeter Wednesday, September 16
St Sidwells Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6NN

Torbay Thursday, September 17
The Ballroom, Oldway Mansion, Paignton TQ3 2TE

If you can let Wren Music know you are coming that would be helpful, otherwise just drop in. If you are interested but can’t make the dates  contact: Wren Music, 1 St James Street, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1DW Tel: 01837 53754   email:



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