We encourage members to follow Government advice and not to attend public events. Please also see 'Club Events' page.
March 17 2020: As a result of the PM's recommendations the following venues have announced postponement of organ events for the foreseeable future. We will put further details and updates here as we hear them but please see their websites/Facebook pages for information:
Barnsley Astoria Centre
Bilston Town Hall
Cannock Chase The Barn
Clayhall St John Vianney
East Sussex National
Greenlaw New Palace Centre
Hampton-in-Arden Fentham Hall
Howden-le-Wear New Victoria Centre
Louth Town Hall
Peel Green LTOT Heritage Centre
Regent Street Cinema
Rye Milligan Theatre
Saltaire Victoria Hall
Spalding Burtey Fen
Stockport Town Hall
Woodhall Spa Kinema in the Woods
The TOC hopes all our friends and colleagues stay healthy throughout this testing time and that organ events will once again be resumed as soon as it is safe to do so.
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