PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS AT LEIGH WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  HOWEVER, WE ARE SETTING UP MONTHLY MEETINGS VIA ZOOM WHEN POSSIBLE SO PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR LATEST POSITION ON SPECIFIC MEETINGS

PLEASE CHECK WITH GROUP LEADERS THE POSITION REGARDING INDIVIDUAL GROUP MEETINGS

MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.

Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church

Elm Road

Leigh-on-Sea  SS9 1SJ.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. AS SPACE FOR QUEUING IS LIMITED, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY (especially when cold or wet!)

Meetings will usually start with notices and items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.

There is no charge for attendance and not only that but you can get a cuppa at the end all free of charge; so pretty good value.

Please note that we are not permitted to use the car park attached to the church; however, there are small pay-and-display car parks in Elm Road (at rear of Leigh Community Centre/Police Station) and off North Street (east of the Wesley Methodist Church) but these do fill quickly. Parking on nearby streets is limited so please check local parking restrictions.

If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact our Speaker Secretary by clicking the link.

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ZOOM Meeting – Daryl Easlea … a DJ, compere, music consultant, author, compiler and annotator

December 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Daryl Easlea is an author whose musical knowledge has been learnt over a lifetime: from working in record shops across Essex as a young teen, to being a staffer at Record Collector magazine and then moving on to become the head of Motown catalogue in the UK at Universal.

He is a DJ, compere, and consultant to record companies, his books explore his favourite loves; great pop eccentrics, populist African-American music and prog rock (he has written biographies of Chic, Sparks, Peter Gabriel and has just finished writing about Michael Jackson). His writing can be found in Mojo, Record Collector, Prog, Bass Guitar, bbc.co.uk and many more. He also compiles and annotates CDs and gives talks to a variety of different groups.

Aside from regular BBC Essex appearances, his radio broadcasting can be heard on http://www.sfob.co.uk; he has DJ’ed at festivals such as Village Green, V and the Big Chill, and at locations as varied as the Tate Modern Turbine Hall and the Croisette at Cannes. He can also be seen in the BBC4 documentaries Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story and Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker.

Daryl has promised us an entertaining 45 minutes with a decidedly Christmas theme.

(Joining details will be issued ahead of and nearer to the date of the meeting; please note you may be held in the virtual waiting room until a few minutes before the scheduled start time.  If you think you haven’t received your invite check it did not go into your junk box, it comes from our “leu3ale” gmail account.)

Details

Date:
December 17, 2020
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm