Alan Barnes’ secret gig last Feb in Hexham

The owner of the Vault in Hexham, Ben Haslam, where our Jazz Tutor Alan Barnes gave a secret gig last February (and we took the whole course over for the evening) got in touch to say on the night they were successful in raising over £600 all of which went to CoreMusic charity.

The Vault, in the cellar underneath Ben’s gallery, only holds about 50 people, but its intimacy allows for a class of concert that is so welcome and close. By the way, you may recognise Ben as having been one of our art tutors at one time – we gave him time off so he could put his energies into this wonderful live venue.

Our thanks go to all the members of the Jazz course who came and enjoyed the evening over in Hexham with us, and, of course, to the great talent that is Alan Barnes who gave a superb concert that was such a privilege to enjoy.