was at the first 'st mary's sessions' on friday evening, hopefully the first of many. chris kennedy the trainee vicar had the idea to use st mary's church as an informal concert venue to showcase local musicians - not a 'christian' event as such, just helping the local music scene along and getting more use out of what everyone agrees is a cool event space. you pay £4 on the door and bring your own food and drink to consume on the picnic rugs. the guy in the adjacent mini-supermarket must have wondered what was happening, people were in and out grabbing beer and cakes all evening. my photos here.
friday's musicians were paul adams and johnny ashby, semi-acoustic blues-rock and very enjoyable too. the intention is to do the event every three months or so, maybe alternating classical and rock performers. i really hope this does well and gets momentum.