Thursday, 27 June 2013

Our Big Gig comes to Thimblemill Library!

On Friday July 12th Bearwood’s Thimblemill Library is hosting one of more than 300 events taking place across the UK in the biggest national celebration of music this summer.

Our Big Gig is a UK-wide community led initiative that will see over 200,000 people attend music events across the UK from 11 – 14 July...that makes it bigger than Glastonbury (and a lot less muddy too)! And it’s all FREE!

Oya Batucada

Our Big Gig at Thimblemill Library will see performances from the legendary Paul Murphy (ex-Destroyers front man), samba sensations Oya Batucada, Classmates Barbershop Quartet, The Midlands Fretted Orchestra, Ministry For The Interior, Amelia Wallace, Scott Pawsey and more still to be announced.

Our Big Gig isn’t just about listening to music though, it aims to get people playing and singing along too. So you’ll be able to make your own music with a range of workshops teaching the ukulele, samba drumming, singing and, for the little ones, rhythm and rhyme. For up and coming talent there’ll be open mic slots as well, plus food and drink from The Bearwood Pantry, an informal food buying group that sources and supplies local, ethically produced, affordable foods for the community. Tying the whole thing together will be effervescent compere Gavin Young of storytelling collective Utter Bearwood.

For more information visit the Our Big Gig website or call Andy Swann on 07501880299 or email him at

We always thought it was 'Good in B-wood' but just to prove it, here's Thimblemill Library's diary for the month of July.  There's so much going on...

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