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      11.12.2008 13:28
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      A good place to get some shopping done

      Redditch is not my nearest town centre but I do pay a visit around once every two weeks. I enjoy a morning or afternoon spent shopping in The Kingfisher shopping centre. It is all indoors which is great for this time of year. It is no where near as busy as Birmingham and does have a large range of shops from Debenhams, music stores, games shops, card shops, shoes, clothing for children, women, men, plus size, sports, book stores, primark, photography, discount stores and more. Within the shopping centre they also have a cinema and several places to enjoy a coffee or somewhere to sit and have a bite to eat. Outside the shopping mall there are many pubs to get a pub lunch from and they always have cheap deals on, the most recent I took advantage of was 2 meals for £6.50. They also have the Palace Theatre which I am yet to visit but have booked seats for my parents next year for a 60's music night. I have friends and family who live close to the town centre and further towards Solihull. Town always look clean. The only downside for me is the Kingfisher car park in which the spaces are a bit tight for those with larger cars. It is worth a visit for anyone who lives nearby and wants to avoid the crowds in Birmingham

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        31.08.2004 17:03

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        Non-descript - Advantages: Kingfisher shopping centre, Bus station, Away from Birmingham crowds - Disadvantages: Lacks character, Little cultural interest, Not attractive

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        08.10.2001 19:04
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        redditch is a moderatly sized town in Worcestershire. it's not very far at all from Birmingham, or Stratford on Avon. When I first came here a couple of years ago, I thought I had walked into the ultimate cultural void. Redditch however has a small but thriving and vibrant folk scene. There has been a folk club in Redditch for about 25 years, durning which time, numerous different persons have taken responisibility for its care. Back in the good old days, during the 1960s folk revivial, the club could get audiences of up to one hundred, and book significant folk musicians - the likes of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick. These days it's about a fifth of the size. The folk club has, for some time (unknown) also run a festival. This used to be run in the town, but there aren't many good venues in Redditch, and there's a real shortage of weekend acocmodation, so the festival has now moved to nearby Alcester - a small and delightful town about 7 miles away. I first visited the folk club just over two years ago - I come from a family with strong folk conenctions, and was glad to find likeminded people. For various logn and complicated reasons, just over a year ago, the folk club found itself urgently in need of someone to take over and get it all running again. In a moment of wisdom or insanity (I still haven't decided which) I offered tot ake it on. We still have a club, so I'm not doing too badly. So, what do we do? Mostly, we meet in a room above a pub called the White Hart, in a place called Headless Cross - it used to be a village, but its been swallowed up by the town. We sing traditional songs, play traditional music, occasionally we tells tories and read poetry. Once a month, we pay for a oprofesisonal mysician or two to come and do us a gig. These are invariably fantastic - we get artists from America, canada, Australia as well as from all over the UK. There is a very vibrant folk scene in the UK, and a great many talented performers to choose from. Folk clubs tend to be friendly places, and ok, so lots of the people go have large beards and a a fondness for real ale, but there it is. Yes, some of them are morris men as well..... if you like music and want an opportunity to sing and play with other like minded persons, folk clubs are excellent places to be. We're a diverse group of people in Redditch - our youngest member is 8, our oldest members are probably sixty something. We've got the full spectrum of ages in between as well. We get song writers, we get blues and country and western influences, and we have a good time every week. We have some remarkable and very entertianing characters at the club, but if you want to know more abut them, I'm afraid you'll have to turn up (I don't want to get sued......) So, contrary to initial impression, Redditch is not a total void, there is life here, and there are things going on. I gues this opinion is blatant plug, but most of you probably live too far away to want to visit. Hopefully it will have proved to be something of a bait for you to consider folk music- the odds are there is a club near you. There is a really promoising folk section on Dooyoo, watch out for ops there if you want to know more. So, I shall be off now, with a fal- de ra and a lanky down dilly (no, honestly, I don't sing anything that silly, ever.....)

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