|The Society of Recorder Players|
Branch President: Emeritus Professor Raymond Warren
Registered Charity No. 282751 and SC038422
From September 2022 the branch will be meeting at new location for a trial period for the Autumn term. Our meetings will be in Room 3 of the Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, Coniston Road, Patchway, BS34 5LP. This venue has the advantange of free parking, a large well-ventilated and well-illuminated room with kitchenette facilities. It is located on the first floor of the Centre up a flight of stairs, but for those with large instruments or requiring wheel chair access there is a lift and there is a toilet close to the playing room.
Coniston Community Centre is on the 75 bus route which runs every 15 meeting even on a Saturday afternoon. Access by car is probably easiest from Cribbs Causeway (exit 17 on M5) or using the A4018 from the centre of Bristol. Follow the signs to Patchway. Straight over at all the roundabouts and then left at the traffic lights where you have no option but to turn left. This is Coniston Road. Beware of traffic-calming humps. The Centre is on the left after half a mile. The most obvious sign post is to the Cafe located at the Centre.
Meetings run from 2:00 - 5:00pm with a break for tea. Visitors are always welcome. Music is provided, but please bring a music stand.
Rachel Mason is running a group for less experience players called Stoke Gifford Recorder Players which meets regularly on Monday mornings in term-time in St Michael's Church Stoke Gifford (adjacent to Bristol Parkway Station). The group play solo, consort and ensemble music as well as preparing music for SRP meetings and occasional performances in the local community. New members are always welcome. Contact Rachel email@example.com.
The Branch also runs an Ensemble Section under the name of the Blockflute Band which prepares works for public performance. Click here for more information.