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Bebop Spoken There

Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Leaflets or Litter?

Just about every organisation distributes leaflets to promote their events - its an essential form of marketing. Now, according to The Guardian (June 30, p.8), 45 local authorities including Newcastle require that you buy a licence to allow you to hand out your leaflets. Jazz Café's Keith Crombie who unsuccessfully took the Council to court argued that "...the regulations infringed his rights to freedom of speech..." Keith had to buy a licence.
In Leicester a licence costs £103 plus a further £26 per distributer per day.
Paradoxically local authorities themselves produce a massive number of leaflets and pamphlets which surely leads to more of the litter they are supposedly trying to suppress!
Lance
(Thanks to Ann Alex for drawing this too my attention.)

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